I once had a VW Vanagon Westfalia Camper

When my then wife's old Mazda 626 sports sedan suddenly died in the spring of 1997 after she had driven it for 12 years and 130,000 miles, she had a sudden crazy moment and fell in love with a VW bus, which was 8 years old, had 75,000 miles on the odometer and was priced higher than it had been when it was new. We loved Cocoabear, as my daughter named the van, even though she proved to be temperamental and costly to maintain. Finally, after driving her for 7 years and another 100,000 miles we passed her on to a man with two kids and the same dream we had.

During our tenure, here's where we went for help and for friendly commisseration:

The VANAGON mailing list community

Some especially helpful articles:

VolksWagen sites:

  • VolksWagen of America
  • VolksWagen AG's home page and VW's Commercial Vehicle Division
  • Southgate VW (Alberta, CDN)
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      Revision 1.7  2004/07/06 17:14:55  lars
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      Revision 1.6  2004/07/06 17:09:11  lars
      Reflect that the car is gone.
      Revision 1.5  2001/10/26 13:28:59  lars
      Replaced CMC -> Beagle-Ears
      Revision 1.4  2001/01/20 21:10:41  lars
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      Revision 1.3  2000/02/16 01:12:20  lars
      Fixed bad link.
      Revision 1.2  1999/06/30 05:08:45  lars
      Updated home page link, added VWX.org link.
    Updated 97-07-06 by Lars Poulsen (lars@beagle-ears.COM)