5 Things You Should Know About the VW Microbus

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The Volkswagen Type 2, better known as the Microbus, VW Van, Hippie Bus, Kombi, or whatever else, maybe one of Jason Torchinsky's favorite vehicles of all time. Here are 5 amazing things that stand out about Volkswagen's iconic Microbus.
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  • john kempf
    john kempf14 დღის წინ

    Get that bus away from the ocean salt, you cretin!

  • Roblox_craft guy
    Roblox_craft guy26 დღის წინ

    I wish vw still made simple cars like this today

  • Roblox_craft guy
    Roblox_craft guy26 დღის წინ

    That’s one beautiful van

  • Necrodead
    Necrodead2 თვის წინ

    stop yelling, its hard to listen to.

  • GuppiApfel JustLeopardThings
    GuppiApfel JustLeopardThings2 თვის წინ

    Fun fact: In Germany its called the "Bulli".

  • Mo River
    Mo River3 თვის წინ

    Nice 67 ragtop.

  • White Ranger Tiger Power
    White Ranger Tiger Power4 თვის წინ

    Poor vlad I do love him tho lol

  • Nader Humood
    Nader Humood5 თვის წინ

    Lovly vw

  • frank tartan
    frank tartan5 თვის წინ

    Reduction boxes....

  • Charlie Ackerson
    Charlie Ackerson6 თვის წინ

    How do I get one 😍

  • Lolgan Saucey
    Lolgan Saucey6 თვის წინ

    Found one in the woods lmao

  • Padme Amidala
    Padme Amidala6 თვის წინ

    They’re super hard to get cause prices are so high?

  • Trippy Trellis
    Trippy Trellis6 თვის წინ

    I want a VW camper.😭😷

  • Leone Abbacchio
    Leone Abbacchio7 თვის წინ

    1:00 LMAO THATS THE BLUE PRINT??!!

  • VOICE OF YAHYA
    VOICE OF YAHYA7 თვის წინ

    UCVTa5tBYBgVCRtqy6S_euEA

  • Randys FiftySevenChevy
    Randys FiftySevenChevy7 თვის წინ

    I had one in Germany in 1974 and loved driving it because you set right over the front wheels. When I drove it in the snow my feet would freeze to the floor boards because i removed the rusted out front pan. Rust was a big problem and mine was so rusted out that the sliding door would fall off (if it wasn't locked) when I drove over cobblestone streets. The inspectors at the yearly inspection station refused to take anymore of my bribes so it was sent to the scrap yard.. I got 120DM for it.

  • halnwheels
    halnwheels8 თვის წინ

    Additional comments: I remember seeing a vintage picture of a split window bus with a rolling side cargo door. I believe it was an option but I can find no reference to it now. I have seen metal shields that covered the entire underside of these vans. I think they were optional. Anyone? The split window bus had ball joints for just one year, 1967. Before that it was King Pins and Link Pins. It also was 12 Volts. The gasoline heater I had in my bus was a South Wind model made by Stewart Warner. There were also Ebersbacher units but I am not sure of the years. I think those were used in the Type IV and Type 181 (Thing). The split window buses used a transfer case at each wheel that had a 2:3 ratio. This meant that the drive axles had to turn in reverse. To accomplish this it was only necessary to flip the ring gear in the transmission to the other side if you wanted to use a Beetle transmission. This arrangement gave greater ground clearance as the axle shafts were above the center of the wheel. It also meant that instead of squatting on acceleration, the rear end would rise! The VDO clock used in the split window bus was a mechanical clock, but used a solenoid that engaged every 10 minutes or so to wind it.

  • BrunkkiPro
    BrunkkiPro8 თვის წინ

    That has to be the prettiest microbus i’ve ever seen

  • dflf
    dflf8 თვის წინ

    I had a ‘76. Meh

  • Wong wan chung
    Wong wan chung9 თვის წინ

    Volkswagen Also design the Sports Car after the Microbus called Kammon Ghia as shown in the Documentary GEcold videos in the Same 1960s era.

  • socksumi
    socksumi10 თვის წინ

    And they're hella fun to drive. The driver compartment turning with the wheels is a great sensation and the suspension has really long travel. The whole experience is not unlike a ride in an amusement park.

  • Barytyrannus- Jurassic Park, Godzilla, and More!
    Barytyrannus- Jurassic Park, Godzilla, and More!10 თვის წინ

    Is it weird that I, as an 18 year old in 2020, REALLY want one of these?

  • Trippy Trellis

    Trippy Trellis

    6 თვის წინ

    Weird? Not at all, buddy. If that's your fancy, then go for it.👍😷I want one too.

  • Captain Flops

    Captain Flops

    8 თვის წინ

    Barytyrannus- Jurassic Park, Godzilla, and More! Nah ima be getting one and living in it

  • Hammmod Jabeer
    Hammmod Jabeer10 თვის წინ

    One of the most beautiful cars And my kids love this car more than a Ferrari 😂😂😂😂

  • Steve Johnson
    Steve Johnson11 თვის წინ

    I picked up my 1st split window bus in 1997 for $200. Got it running in the seller's driveway and brought it home. 2 years later I found my first 21 window walkthrough and bought it for $800....I bleed the brakes and threw in a new battery to drive it home.......I've had several others over the years, but those two I probably miss the most.

  • Cruiser
    Cruiser11 თვის წინ

    This is the car that the teenagers always use in movies

  • Logan Albin
    Logan Albin11 თვის წინ

    I'm curious what year that is?

  • Logan Albin
    Logan Albin11 თვის წინ

    Awesome van!

  • Don Schneider
    Don Schneiderწლის წინ

    When I was coming up we had a '69 kombi, '62 pickup and those were all "farm trucks". In '77 my dad bought a new kombi that was "mine"(to use). Needless to say I was very happy to be the stoners driver. This was in South suburban Chicago, I think some of those people's toes are just now warming up.

  • julius dogta
    julius dogtaწლის წინ

    Perfect for road trip with friends god i want one so bad

  • B. Chuchlucious
    B. Chuchluciousწლის წინ

    That drag coefficient was only good up to 35-40MPH. Still, a very fun vehicle to drive, just don't push it hard on the freeway. Take the scenic route instead.

  • Henny Verheij
    Henny Verheijწლის წინ

    I love this micro bus

  • Satan's Trilogy
    Satan's Trilogyწლის წინ

    W.O.W.

  • John Flowers
    John Flowersწლის წინ

    That’s why I don’t take mine to events. It’s just “Usta” bait. Some long story about the VW somebody usta have....capped off with “wish I still had it”.

  • Jerry Husky
    Jerry Huskyწლის წინ

    You mean naziable circumstances?

  • John Eastman
    John Eastmanწლის წინ

    I hope thi fellow knows a bit more, like that he should not be driving in a salt waterfront cuzz that very nice bus should be well ringed to remove the salt before it starts rusting , obviously.

  • Alan Muñiz González
    Alan Muñiz Gonzálezწლის წინ

    Perfect

  • Carlos Ferreira
    Carlos Ferreiraწლის წინ

    Linda Kombi parabéns , tenho uma Kombi 1969 , e agora estou reformando uma Rural Willys série luxo 1967 da uma olhada no meu vídeo se escreva se agradeço atenção 👍 🇧🇷🇧🇷

  • jim de nooij
    jim de nooijწლის წინ

    The sketch was not made in a note book, but on the back of BEN pon's (carton) cigar box

  • steve shay
    steve shayწლის წინ

    When he mentions "the old Beetles" Iit sounds like he means the band.

  • Taerial
    Taerialწლის წინ

    The design was based on the famous V-200 dieselloc; gecold.info/down/l3Grw2W3osrIm8s/video.html, and/or: gecold.info/down/dXeqyJ6xg5PQqdM/video.html

  • Javi Merlin
    Javi Merlinწლის წინ

    Victoria Justice

  • Deon Van der Westhuizen
    Deon Van der Westhuizenწლის წინ

    I am sure you will find some idiot who will blame Trump for the chicken / VW bus trade war.

  • Gig Foster
    Gig Fosterწლის წინ

    Even though your "chicken story" makes for a good rumor, it is simply that. The actuality is that Robert S. McNamara, who worked for Ford Motor Company until 196, when he was tagged by then President John F. Kennedy, as his Secretary of Defense. In the interim, McNamara watched Germany rising from the ashes of WWII, with a major boost supplied as the victorious U.S. supplied them with new manufacturing facilities, new machinery, and shared lots of high technology which had begun when Werner von Braun, who had helped develop not only the early jets for the Luftwaffe, but also the scary and deadly V-2 explosive-laden "Buzz Bomb," was borrowed near the end of the war, and was recruited, and used in what became NASA, when President Kennedy launched the Space Race to the moon. Point being, that McNamara saw what the cars that had been developed by Ferdinand Porsche, beginning with the Schwimmwagen, or car that swims, powered by an air-cooled four-cylinder, rear-engined vehicle that would transport four troops across land and water. After the war, Volkswagen (car of the people) was hatched, and the consortium of Porsche, Volkswagen, DKW (Audi), and Daimler-Benz (Mercedes) coalesced. The rumor that rapidly spread was that VW would sell this 4-seater, compact, nifty vehicle would sell for less than $1,000 U.S. McNamara immediately had the president impose an import tax on EVERYTHING coming into America from Germany, that was so significant, as to make anything coming in from Germany, four-times what it would cost in Germany. It is THAT tax which continues today, not some chicken-s*** fairy tale. By-the by, Robert S. McNamara, paired up with the notorious Lyndon Baines Johnson, to one, make zillions off of the biggest mess in Amerca's history; the second un-declared war spelled Vietnam, and cost thousands of us our lives, as he mandated that we accomplish sorties into targets in Vietnam in the air, on the exact same routes every time! We quickly figured out that if we made course-corrections of just a few degrees to the left, every few clicks, the idiots the enemy had on the anti-aircraft guns couldn't hit us. Then McNamara brought in what became known as "Mac's Morons." These were soldiers from the perimeters of civilization, who couldn't tie their boot laces, and had no idea which hand was the Left or Right. These unfortunate creatures were killed in massive numbers, but they took a lot of fellow soldiers with them, as they tried to extricate from the midst of battle zones Selfishly, I like my story best, because I worked for Ford Motor Company in Dearborn, then Volkswagen of America in New Jersey, and the served as a fixed-wing and helicopter pilot with Air America in Laos. This is factual...unfortunately. Sincerely, Nunyer

  • halnwheels
    halnwheelsწლის წინ

    I had a 1966 Westfalia Camper that I actually used to go camping in. It had a working gasoline heater too. Some things I loved about my Westy are that I purposely would go out in a blizzard and enjoy driving it when everyone else couldn't get around. There was no hood to pile up with snow and the defrosters worked well bacause this vehicle used a central pipe to carry the heat to the front, rather than the side channels that the beetle used. The bus system worked much better. There was also incredible ground clearance. Another things is that the bus was not just a different body on a beetle floor pan. The parts were significantly more robust. It was rated for 1/2 ton carrying capacity. It had twin leading shoe front brakes. That means that there were two brake cylinders in each front wheel which meant that each brake shoe in the drum applied the same braking force. It also meant that when backing up the front brakes did almost nothing. Another thing is that the buses got the new engines a year before the beetles did. Besides the vent windows, there was a ventilation system located above the front seats. The intake for this system was in the outside sun visor at the top of the windshield. The air would rush up the windshield into that intake and create a blast of air that could be directed to the sides and rear of the interior. It was a great system really and I never felt like I needed air conditioning. Don't forget, all the hot parts were in the rear of the vehicle. I never heard the term "portal axles" before, but rather transfer cases. You would appreciate how massive the bearings and gears are in these things. The military heritage of these components is evident. These are truly amazing vehicles. I am so glad I had an opportunity to own one and enjoy it for a few years. And yes, I am kicking myself for selling it back in the 1980's.

  • Mari Larsen

    Mari Larsen

    8 თვის წინ

    I appreciate your (and his) mentions about the aerodynamic design. I've had my '67 Westy for over twenty years. I saw the passenger side windshield wiper mechanism blow off in a sideways-wind snowstorm, kept going, and found it 3 years later. I still haven't bothered to screw it back on. As for the driver side rubber wiper blade, it went raw maybe 5 years ago. A concerned friend informed me I could get a ticket and a fine for this scenario. Whatever. The split window design is so efficient that I honestly never need to use the windshield wipers. It's very fascinating to see whilst on the freeway at 55-60 mph how the rain goes off to the sides and there is zero loss in visibility; bonus- washes the glass. BTW, I live in the rainy Pacific Northwest!

  • David Jose
    David Joseწლის წინ

    Student at Texas Tech was driving one in the 70’s. Peace, love and hippie stickers all over it. He had a smaller sign on the back that read...”don’t laugh, your daughter might be in here”

  • joaquin perez
    joaquin perezწლის წინ

    As oz said to the tin man quote just a pile of junk

  • MicBergsma
    MicBergsmaწლის წინ

    Stoked about my 1967 bus...right now restoring it to drive 🤙🏼🤙🏼

  • Dillan Mistry

    Dillan Mistry

    16 დღის წინ

    How’s it going?

  • Rick J James

    Rick J James

    5 თვის წინ

    I am in Canada , I did own the same style with convertible top, and small windows on side roof, I loved that VW . So I am wondering does anybody know of same kind of VW where I could contact any junk yards where I might find one, or if anybody selling one . Thank You

  • Tournesols

    Tournesols

    6 თვის წინ

    Where do you get them?

  • Lolgan Saucey

    Lolgan Saucey

    6 თვის წინ

    😎

  • Just Traveling
    Just Travelingწლის წინ

    The first thing to remember is that they are rust buckets that are horrible vehicles. As art, they are great, as transportation? Drive one and youlll see.

  • Barry Ervin
    Barry Ervinწლის წინ

    I had a 72 Microbus in the late 70s, with the 1700 pancake engine and dual carbs. it was so slow I can't even imagine how slow an older one was. It was already rusting out everywhere when I sold it in 1980. It handled horribly. It blew all over the road in a cross wind or when passed by a truck. The seats sucked. The heater was, for all practical purposes, non-existent. Gas mileage was bad because you had to keep it floored most of the time. If I'd ever hit anything in it I'm sure I would have died instantly. On the plus side, it was great in snow and I enjoyed driving it most of the time. BTW, I noticed when I relocated the spare tire to the front there was a very definite improvement in stability, especially in windy conditions. I don't know if that was just due to better weight distribution (seems unlikely) or something to do with aerodynamics?.

  • Geoff Geoff
    Geoff Geoffწლის წინ

    Porsche panelvan

  • Bilal Agha
    Bilal Aghaწლის წინ

    Hi, If I am intrested in to buy, Can u call me, please SEVEN-0-THREE-7-eight-6-five-8-six-8. Thanks

  • Lock&Load 77
    Lock&Load 772 წლის წინ

    These old buses have lots of asbestos in the heater system. Heated air literally blows over asbestos to get to the cabin. Very dodgy.

  • Barry Ervin

    Barry Ervin

    წლის წინ

    But it's German Engineered asbestos, so it's good.

  • Mo River
    Mo River2 წლის წინ

    I've owned three type 2 VWs, 2 67s, and one 66. Two kombis and a double door cargo that had been converted to a camper in 1970. I loved those buses. Sadly I had to part with them. Wish I had any of them back. By the way, very nice 19 window 67 in the video, except for the salt water ride.

  • Omega Man
    Omega Man2 წლის წინ

    It is a great idea, if you live in Germany in the 1950's. Here and now not nearly so much. People who buy them now for 30+ Grand are total followers and fools.

  • Barry Ervin

    Barry Ervin

    წლის წინ

    There's no accounting for what people will pay for a nostalgic collector's item. You'll pay $30,000 + for a 1950s Piper Cub that could be bought for under $1500 when I was a kid, and by today's standards it isn't much of an airplane, though I had a blast flying them years ago. But a Microbus as a real car to actually drive today, I agree, it would suck .

  • Ready Teddy
    Ready Teddy2 წლის წინ

    It did not have a Beetle chassis. Beetle engine, yes, Beetle chassis, no. Earely ones had Beetle transmissions, with the same gear ratios, but added the reduction gears at the 2 rear wheels to increase the gear ration (turns in / turns out) across all 4 gear positions. The van being heavier, and having a higher gear ratio, was not able to go as fast. The Beetle could "cruise all day at 78 mph"; the van could cruise all day at: only 65 mph.

  • Jim BOD
    Jim BOD2 წლის წინ

    why did you drive that at the beach? Do you understand classic cars? Only 46 seconds into the VIdeo. Going back to see if you are truly a car Guy.

  • J
    J2 წლის წინ

    Your videos are so fun and educational!

  • Jamie -R
    Jamie -R2 წლის წინ

    I always wanted a bus, especially a split window but nowadays they are unreachable with their price...I ended up buying a 79' bay window camper & couldn't be happier!! Within the last 4 years since I got it, the value on them is now going up considerable! All around any old VW is super cool!

  • Herbie Husker
    Herbie Husker2 წლის წინ

    1. They are unreliable 2. They are slow 3. Uncomfortable 4. They get terrible gas mileage 5. Most of them smell like weed

  • Nils Elmquist

    Nils Elmquist

    წლის წინ

    Why is #5 a bad thing?

  • nope nope redgoat

    nope nope redgoat

    წლის წინ

    Not to mention something is always breaking and good parts cost half your soul.

  • joe woodchuck
    joe woodchuck2 წლის წინ

    I get the feeling this guy dislikes any notion that the microbus and the karman ghia were original vw designs. He did the same for the kg video as if vw stole designs for their cars. I havent seen a beetle video from him, but he probably did the same with that one too. Shouldnt have driven it in or around salt water either. I think hes on my fecal matter list.

  • Michael Bacon
    Michael Bacon2 წლის წინ

    If I could afford to collect classics, in my Jay Leno type garage would be a '67 Beetle, light blue like the two that had been in my family at different times, and any 60's vintage Microbus. They would be near my '66 Galaxie and '68 Mustang.

  • Carol Reid
    Carol Reid2 წლის წინ

    Yeah, family had two Volkswagen buses. Loved them, for camping.

  • CPB1
    CPB12 წლის წინ

    Jason keep up the good work. One of the main reasons I watch Jalopnik..

  • utsav garg
    utsav garg2 წლის წინ

    Head on collision and bye bye

  • emmgeevideo
    emmgeevideo2 წლის წინ

    Outstanding! Great research, full of real facts and not repetitive opinion disguised as facts. I had a 1971 bus that I loved. It met its end when I rolled it on the freeway during a rainstorm. Luckily my passengers and I didn’t meet our ends.

  • Giordan Diodato
    Giordan Diodato2 წლის წინ

    Runs on sunshines and rainbows.

  • Mark Wladika
    Mark Wladika2 წლის წინ

    Love the bus, but knees make a horrible crumple zone structure.

  • Mark Plain
    Mark Plain2 წლის წინ

    Fantastic video man. You should get in touch with Jehugarcia in California and take a drive in his electric version.

  • nondescript straight white male with glasses
    nondescript straight white male with glasses2 წლის წინ

    1. Its a death trap. 2. Every scum baby boomer thinks its worth 60k 3. The brakes are a joke 4. The crumple zone are the drivers legs 5. 60mph is a hope (have fun on the interstate)

  • Bryan Harrell
    Bryan Harrell2 წლის წინ

    Great video. Very informative and well produced.

  • Vitabrick Snailslime
    Vitabrick Snailslime2 წლის წინ

    Was with some friends years back in their combi when the clutch went. Got underneath and saw that where the cables nipple fitted into the lever, that the lever had broken away on the tension side. So, reversed the lever and adjusted the slack out of the cable and we were on the road again after less than 15 minutes. I love the feel of these on the road too. I'll never understand why it's become mandatory for light weight vehicles to be fitted with power steering these days. Just unnecessary complication for the feeble.

  • Barry Ervin

    Barry Ervin

    წლის წინ

    Small cars these days are front engine and front wheel drive, so they have much more weight on the front wheels, also modern tires are wider. I know what you mean though. I bought a new 84 Renault Encore (don't ask why, it seemed like a good idea at the time) and I was annoyed that to get one with the other equipment I wanted I had to get power steering. I miss the old days of simple cars.

  • wanderley apparecido Vieira
    wanderley apparecido Vieira2 წლის წინ

    So idiot to drive this car on the salty beach,gonna have rust a lot !

  • Howard Jr. Ford
    Howard Jr. Ford2 წლის წინ

    One of the coolest looking vans ever, but also one of the most horrible to drive and ride in. Dangerously slow, squirrely handling, no heat in winter, overheated in traffic jams.

  • Graham Wood
    Graham Wood2 წლის წინ

    I had one back in the 70s a 1954 model sold it for $150

  • MicBergsma

    MicBergsma

    წლის წინ

    Graham Wood oh man!🤦🏼‍♂️

  • Spike
    Spike2 წლის წინ

    I drove a 21 window camper conversion all over the USA in 1967 & 68. They were Ssslllloooooowwwww as hell. However, the cool thing was people all over the country knew that and rarely got upset with you. I'd pull out on the road and move over to the shoulder to accelerate (0 to 60 in 2 minutes) other drivers would just wave as they blew past me. Drivers were a hell of a lot more knowledgeable and friendly back then.

  • Chuck Just Chuck
    Chuck Just Chuck2 წლის წინ

    Rolled one on it's side in 72.... Tipped it back up by hand... :-)

  • HELLENIC VANAGON
    HELLENIC VANAGON2 წლის წინ

    VW, officially, accept it: this car, (yes, the t1 split wagen), is not made correctly! Here you can see their, official, confession, (scroll down please): www.vwsyncro.eu/p/blog-page_97.html Yes, this car, (the t1 splitty), is a wrong. The Syncro Heresy

  • filthbomb
    filthbomb2 წლის წინ

    Ive had maybe a half dozen busses and about the same amount of bugs I can't believe they are so expensive now ....the last single cab I had, i paid 75 bucks for then CUT THE ROOF OFF ! HAAA! ...used it for a beach cruiser for two summers and sold it for 150 bucks! ......aaaaah the good old days

  • Rex Luminus
    Rex Luminus2 წლის წინ

    You're shouting too much and music is not that good. Annoying video. Get off the salty beach!!!

  • morsteen
    morsteen2 წლის წინ

    it was a hilarious way to JUSTAPOSE this thing. Not, hilarious way to juxtaposition this thing.

  • Baki san
    Baki san2 წლის წინ

    I would like to have this Microbus with electric engine ❤

  • Nora ‹3

    Nora ‹3

    წლის წინ

    @Nikola Nikola Exactly that, it's an old car putting an electric motor in it would give it new life, they are more reliant and compared to the regular mpg of the microbus it would have a much farther range

  • Nikola Nikola

    Nikola Nikola

    წლის წინ

    @Nora ‹3 What is the point of installing an electric motor in a car that is 50 or more years old?!

  • Nora ‹3

    Nora ‹3

    წლის წინ

    @Nikola Nikola actually its a great idea

  • Nora ‹3

    Nora ‹3

    წლის წინ

    @Baki san but ev west does it for like 5k

  • Baki san

    Baki san

    2 წლის წინ

    @Giordan Diodato but with another design, not the same as the classic ones

  • timkiwi
    timkiwi2 წლის წინ

    why would you drive it on the beach

  • ddddbbbb5
    ddddbbbb52 წლის წინ

    No matter how small the vehicle is, little man makes it look large.

  • Jessica Alegre-Lota
    Jessica Alegre-Lota2 წლის წინ

    You either love it or you hate it. I happen to love it. It’s also my dream to own a mircrobus.. We inherited an early 70 VW bus in early 90’s. Bought a used 80’s Vanagon in the late 90’s. Bought a brand new Eurovan in 2001; my husband tells me they stopped importing after that probably because of the tariffs mentioned earlier along with popularity of SUV’’s, vans were just not selling. I don’t care, we still have our Eurovan and will never get rid of it. In fact, VW dealerships have been sending us postcards to buy our Eurovan, as well as private buyers and mechanics. We have ppl leaving post it notes and knocking on our door constantly. This past month my husband bought a late model used Vanagon, I know, again. This is the first time we own more than 1 VW van at a time along with a 3rd and 4th vehicle. Hate us I don’t care. We love our VWs. 😍

  • MicBergsma

    MicBergsma

    წლის წინ

    Jessica Alegre-Lota 😄👍🏼👍🏼🙌🏼

  • Go Clunker
    Go Clunker2 წლის წინ

    6. Every microbus, transporter t2, t3 owner thinks their rusted out, running on 3 cylinders pile of crap that is junkyard condition is worth $16,000 and up!!!! This is especially true for T3 wassershitters

  • Shiva Richmond

    Shiva Richmond

    2 წლის წინ

    Buying a T3 would be a wise investments, they are the only "affordable" VW bus left. They are the last VW with a rear engine lay out and the last generation of the true microbus. I think they'll reach a value of 25.000 and 50.000 for the syncro in the next decade.

  • Steven Rhodes
    Steven Rhodes2 წლის წინ

    They may have called it a station wagon but it was really the worlds first minivan! We had some family friends when I was growing up who went through two of them in a row. I don't remember how long they drove them altogether but it was a very long time!

  • Nathan Meyers
    Nathan Meyers2 წლის წინ

    i want that orange is my favorite color and thats in perfect shape too

  • lydia

    lydia

    წლის წინ

    Haha same!

  • vr6swp
    vr6swp2 წლის წინ

    Jalopnik. They like cars, but don't know anything about them.

  • Ricardo roams
    Ricardo roams2 წლის წინ

    I once owned a 1971 VW camper. I'm now 67 years old and of all the vehicles I ever owned, that camper was my favorite. It was under powered but it got you there. I went all over North America in that thing. I only sold it because I wanted a vehicle with A/C. Volkswagen still makes a very fine, modern camper called the California camper. It's quite popular in Europe but ironically you can't buy one in California or anywhere else in the USA. Too bad because I'd buy one in a heartbeat! I've heard that the next generation of VW bus that will be exported to America will be all electric, sometime in 2022.

  • Richard Anthony

    Richard Anthony

    7 თვის წინ

    @Randys FiftySevenChevy , Not very helpful when you're driving in 110 degree temperatures in the Arizona desert.

  • Randys FiftySevenChevy

    Randys FiftySevenChevy

    7 თვის წინ

    My AC in mine was the safari windows

  • J

    J

    2 წლის წინ

    25 of them. gecold.info/down/lZ6jsKvFhNTPmcc/video.html

  • J

    J

    2 წლის წინ

    I just watch Fluffy on First We Feast Hot Ones. Fluffy is hogging all of them. He owns like 27 of them I think he said 😭😭😭 Fluffy don't play nice!

  • Erik Anni

    Erik Anni

    2 წლის წინ

    driving one of those VW campers all around the states has always been my dream. Seems like such a great experience, getting to see all of the sights and have a van with so much room to do everything you need. truly an amazing vehicle.

  • the10thleper
    the10thleper2 წლის წინ

    What dumb ass would drive a expensive rare classic vehicle on the beach with all that salt? .... nevermind.

  • geoffk777
    geoffk7772 წლის წინ

    6. The accelerator is basically an on/off switch. Pretty much everywhere you need to floor the car just to move, so there's not really such a thing as "part-throttle". 7. A crosswind can kill you. Crosswinds are bad in beetles. Imagine them in a bus. 8. The handling is a joke. Like all rear-engine cars, handling can be tricky. Fortunately, the lack of power makes it less noticeable. 9. Heater? What's that? There's a reason why California was a popular market. Anyplace cold, you'd freeze. 10. Reliability and rust are issues. Running flat out all of the time doesn't help the engine. And rust is a major problem. In all honestly, this was probably the most dangerous, least roadworthy vehicle ever sold in the US.

  • Alec Bruyns
    Alec Bruyns2 წლის წინ

    I had a '71. Huge fun, but it really did need a bigger engine. Valves had to be adjusted frequently, and changed every 50,000 miles.

  • Crystals
    Crystals2 წლის წინ

    That little amount of horsepower? That explains why every VW bus I’ve seen on the street sounds like the driver is flooring it all the time.

  • paul nadratowski
    paul nadratowski2 წლის წინ

    It is actually called the Transporter

  • tinatpasselepoivre

    tinatpasselepoivre

    2 წლის წინ

    and the combi is the passenger version right?

  • No Troll
    No Troll2 წლის წინ

    As you said: Ben Pon just had the idea and drew a sketch... that's hardly "designing" the car...

  • James Hanoomansing
    James Hanoomansing2 წლის წინ

    got mine yesterday...could not sleep last night..just starring

  • Brian Strom
    Brian Strom2 წლის წინ

    Beautiful example

  • Joshua Preyser
    Joshua Preyser2 წლის წინ

    Greetings from South Africa. Our Vw factory continued to produce a slightly modified version of the 3rd generation Microbus and it's Caravelle sibling in the Microbus shape in the 90's until 2002 and had 2.3l, 2.5l and 2.6l Audi 5 cylinder petrol (gas) engines powering them. That was my introduction to those buses and we currently have a 2000 model Caravelle T4 2.5tdi which we bought in 2004.

  • metalhead86deadhead92
    metalhead86deadhead922 წლის წინ

    Dude..that's a VW Split window Safari. Don't just call it a Micro Bus. A little Respect man.

  • Dude Head

    Dude Head

    2 წლის წინ

    The Thing, or Type 181, was also called the Safari.

  • Giordan Diodato

    Giordan Diodato

    2 წლის წინ

    us 'Muricans don't call it that.

  • Troy Sanchez
    Troy Sanchez2 წლის წინ

    Volkswagen of today is a company so on the nose, a bit like baby boomer sellouts.

  • Ahmad Darwish

    Ahmad Darwish

    10 თვის წინ

    So what do you recommend vw do to not be sellouts? keep the old aircooled engine? doesnt pass smog. keep old body styles? doesnt meet safety standards.

  • Shiva Richmond

    Shiva Richmond

    2 წლის წინ

    I'm a car guy and my two favorite brands are VW and Ford, but there isn't a single modern VW I would want. All the VWs I care about have enignes in the back and are at least 25 years old.

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