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Old 10-28-2010, 04:37 PM   #11
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Re: Age Limit on SMB's

Before I bought my 2005 V10 in 2008 I talked to a fellow in my town who has a 2000 V10 4wd with 200k +. He loves the van and the V10 and had never had any issues with it. The advice I got from Quadvan was to find a 2005 or newer because the tranny would be the newer model 5 speed. It took me 2 years to finally find one. I would not have any concern with a van with 70k on it. I would go through it completely from stem to stern and replace all fluids and any rubber that is cracked. Only being driven around 7000 miles a year means it has been sitting for much of it's life which is as hard on a vehicle as anything else.
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Old 10-28-2010, 04:59 PM   #12
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One has to look at the number of VW vans/westy's/syncros still on the road

1985 westys in decent shape go for 20k+ with 200,000 miles
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Year Type Model 4x4 Miles Trans. Cost Sold
1987 Vanagon Full Camper 262,433 Automatic $49,804.87 10/10 Link
2002 Eurovan Weekender 113,073 Automatic $48,059.25 10/10 Link
1989 Vanagon Full Camper Syncro 106,989 Manual $84,442.19 09/10 Link 1993 Eurovan Weekender 178,470 Manual $24,210.45 09/10 Link
1987 Vanagon Full Camper Syncro 213,298 Manual $64,999.45 08/10 Link 1987 Vanagon Full Camper Syncro 138,375 Manual $53,110.75 08/10 Link
1997 Eurovan Full Camper 73,713 Automatic $40,137.94 08/10 Link
1991 Vanagon DOKA TriStar Syncro 138,799 Manual $75,440.77 07/10 Link
2003 Eurovan Full Camper 107,016 Automatic $42,180.19 07/10 Link
1987 Vanagon Full Camper 111,963 Manual $54,351.79 07/10 Link
1986 Vanagon Weekender 156,770 Manual $43,934.92 07/10 Link
1990 Vanagon Full Camper 37,682 Manual $50,008.77 07/10 Link
2001 Eurovan Full Camper 79,509 Automatic $54,859.62 07/10 Link
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Old 10-28-2010, 11:04 PM   #13
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Re: Age Limit on SMB's

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Old 10-31-2010, 10:50 PM   #14
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Re: Age Limit on SMB's

Diver110, I have a '99 V10 Quigley with 111K on it. It is awesome. I have not had any major mechanical issues since I bought in '08 with 86k on. I would recommend this van to anyone!
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Old 11-01-2010, 02:15 PM   #15
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Before I bought my 2005 V10 in 2008 I talked to a fellow in my town who has a 2000 V10 4wd with 200k +. He loves the van and the V10 and had never had any issues with it. The advice I got from Quadvan was to find a 2005 or newer because the tranny would be the newer model 5 speed. It took me 2 years to finally find one. I would not have any concern with a van with 70k on it. I would go through it completely from stem to stern and replace all fluids and any rubber that is cracked. Only being driven around 7000 miles a year means it has been sitting for much of it's life which is as hard on a vehicle as anything else.
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Jeesh, I was hoping to be able to go with 2003 or newer, now its 2005 or newer. Pretty soon it will just be new (grin). Can I ask you what you paid for your 2005 and the miles it had?
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Old 11-01-2010, 03:11 PM   #16
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In 2008 I paid $15,000 with 35k miles for the van before any conversion work.
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