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“A versatile willing camper van that will seduce you.”

Written on: 24/06/2014 by Rydern34 (1 review written)

I recently bought a 1983 water cooled T25 camper, all though it needed quite a bit of attention to the body work, my wife and I decided to take it for a three day break, I soon got used to the high forward driving position, the steering was very easy with the large wheel and good turning circle, making parking very easy, I found that in tight spaces one could easily enter and leave the van via the side sliding door. The rock and roll bed was very comfortable and easy to set up, Pulling in to a… Read Full Review

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“To buy or not to buy?”

Written on: 20/03/2013

Hi All. I am thinking about buying an 1990 T25, 2.1 petrol and use it as an everyday motor, does anybody know if this would cost me a small fortune to run?? also thinking about an LPG conversion, any thoughts?… Read Full Review

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Keithantsmith's Comment

Written on: 22/03/2013

Hiya
I own and currently run a 2.1 fuel injected version in my camper, it returns 25/26 mpg on motorways at 60 mph, 20 ish on urban roads and 15 ish in Canterbury city, which I avoid like the plague, really powerful workhorse which I like alot, however as prices rise the cost of running is restricting our holidays so have nearly completed collecting all the parts I need to convert to an aaz diesel, sluggish in comparison but much better on the pocket.
Regards
Keith

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★★★★★

“VW CAMPERVAN”

Written on: 10/02/2013

Our MUCH LOVED VW T25 Campervan is amazing, we love him! He's got a 2.0 litre water-cooled petrol engine and is sooooo reliable. When we first bought him we took him to our local VW garage we had to spend £1,200 to get him running to his best. He sounds so quiet. Anyone looking to buy one don't delay they will change your life! We have already been to the south of France with ours! He is just so much fun, we had Germans, Spanish, Italians and English all waving at us on are travels absolutely… Read Full Review

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“1.7diesel Leisuredrive T25”

Written on: 15/10/2012

I bought this vehicle as a 2 year old van with 28000 miles on it in 1987. I had it converted in Salford by Leisuredrive to a high-top but with 4 windows and no wardrobe, I also had a glass sunroof fitted instead of a mushroom vent. Both have proved wise decisions. The 1.6 Diesel 5 speed was fine in town, but patience was required on long journeys especially in Europe. The vehicle was used both as a car and holidays, no fridge or toilet, but Eberspacher D1LC Heater has been very reliable and has… Read Full Review

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“1983 T25 Campervan. ”

Written on: 13/08/2012 by KeithJackson (1 review written)

Although the mileage is restricted for which the vehicle is fully comprehensively insured we are happy to have the cheaper option. The vehicle has a 1.6 diesel engine so it will never do excessive speeds and is essentially a pleasure vehicle. 2gether Insurance are providing satisfactory cover for our needs. I cannot give any opinion on having had a claim and hopefully will never need to make one. Contactability on the phone was good and do not forsee any trouble should I ever need to make… Read Full Review

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“Colin is awesome”

Written on: 03/05/2012 by Alun123 (1 review written)

1981 2.0 litre aircooled,hard top, converted from a van in around 1990. Best thing I've ever done is buy Colin. Loads of charm and so much more pratical and well built than the bays, plus a third of the price...for now. The reason I went for a t25 partly was due to it not being as wide as normal van so better for on street parking… Read Full Review

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“This is my 2nd T25 ..sold the first hi-top to get a T2...”

Written on: 09/11/2010

This is my 2nd T25 ..sold the first hi-top to get a T2 early bay..This never happened and brought an older T25 holdsworth villa 3 .. The T25 is far better value and that much bigger to make it good for many uses .. It still has a sort of charm about it and is really the last of the VW campers that has that cult following .. Nothing against T4 & T5 they are great,but all-round thumbs up for me T25… Read Full Review

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“Quite an infectious vehicle! It grows on you and you...”

Written on: 10/10/2010

Quite an infectious vehicle! It grows on you and you become more and more attached. Its versatility as a camper is excellent and the tin top looks great lowered with a set of alloys.

Mine has the 1.9TD replacement newer engine which gives extra reliability. The driving position is high and all that glass gives great visibility. Power steering would have been a big plus and the gearbox is anything but refined, but there is a uniques pleasure in driving and camping in one of these. Research… Read Full Review

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Nostalgic's Comment

Written on: 23/08/2012

Hi my name is Tony, can you please tel me when you say the gear box is anything but refined what do you mean. Ive been looking at one ( an F reg ) 1988/89 and found it a bit hard to get in gear.also they felt like they were round the wrong way . I normally drive an automatic for every day use and a Morris Minor for weekend fun and car show's so it may be just the point of getting used to it , its certainly not like anything i have driven before.
Thanks Tony.

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★★★★★

“had mine just 9 months and it's great. 1990 with water...”

Written on: 23/03/2010 by robert26 (2 reviews written)

had mine just 9 months and it's great. 1990 with water cooled diesel engine. Slow going but who's in a rush when your out in your camper!
Rust is not to bad, some money spent on parts but cheap compared to the fun it gives. It puts a smile on our faces. Worth every penny spent on keeping it going… Read Full Review

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“We originaly set out to buy a T2(bay), but when we...”

Written on: 18/05/2009

We originaly set out to buy a T2(bay), but when we went to view some vans at RCC in N/Wales my wife noticed an 89 T25 Club Joker (Westfalia). She took one look inside (whilst I went over it with a fine tooth comb) and the baby became our pride and joy. Like most VW's, you have to make them your own, which means splashing out the cash a little. There is little point buying a VW if you don't want to stand out from the crowd when you get to the camp site. And once we had our girl re-sprayed, and… Read Full Review

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“Hi, Mine is a 1990 Leisurehome Crusader. I bought it...”

Written on: 16/04/2009 by bornagain hippy (1 review written)

Hi, Mine is a 1990 Leisurehome Crusader. I bought it locally and privately here two years ago for £6,500 'As seen'. Although bodywork was o.k for its age, it had abviously been neglected mechanically (needed new clutch/steering linkage etc, plus a new Alternator, and last year I needed a new fuel tank and starter/solenoid unit. The Propex heater was sent back to them for an overhaul, and have now converted it to Calor gas as I refuse to pay the exhorbitant price for Camping Gaz (yeh, I know… Read Full Review

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“The VW T25 is really nice, good driving position”

Written on: 13/04/2009

The VW T25 is really nice, good driving position… Read Full Review

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“The VW T25 is good, cheap, easy to self maintain....”

Written on: 13/01/2009 by funat406 (2 reviews written)

The VW T25 is good, cheap, easy to self maintain. Great avaliabilty of spares. Good space.Looks cool when treated to a paint job.
T3 owners are usually not snobby chilled and having a great life without the HP, 65 is a good honest speed guv. A great all round bus… Read Full Review

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Aarondawe's Response to funat406's Review

Written on: 09/10/2010

what an honest review from an obvious t25 driver i know you are right about the waving as i also drive a t25 for the last 12 years

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Nikkinoo84's Response to funat406's Review

Written on: 28/08/2012

can you tell me if a 1.6 Turbo diesel engine in a T25 is reliable!! obviously i'm not after a racing van but reliable enough for camping adventures? :)
thanks

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“My Volkswagen T25 is an 1982 2l air cooled camper. The...”

Written on: 04/01/2009 by Kombi Dad (1 review written)

My Volkswagen T25 is an 1982 2l air cooled camper. The only real modifications to it has been raising it to the height of a synchro and fitting of a locking diff which has overcome my original bad points comments. I have covered about 300,000 kms in it in all kind of conditions in Australia and it has proven to be reliable with an almost go anywhere capability. On the later camping trips I have towed a 6X4 trailer which has proven a great benefit. Fuel consumption has been at about 23mpg at 95… Read Full Review

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“Comfort and space - my 20 year old Westfalia pop-top...”

Written on: 07/11/2008 by Oz Wanderer (1 review written)

Comfort and space - my 20 year old Westfalia pop-top camper layout as good as it gets in design and quality. Has a style (much admired) lacking in newer vans. 1.6 TDI motor quiet, reliable, economical (30+mpg) and strong enough for most. Robust build, good ride, excellent driving position. Unlike larger vans, I can park this one anywhere. I bought my van in August 2008 and am now touring Europe in it. It looks very compact compared with the monstrous 'mobile homes' you see on most camp sites… Read Full Review

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425407_Llamapup's Response to Oz Wanderer's Review

Written on: 15/12/2008

I found this review helpful because it was detailed, descriptive.

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“1984 Volkswagen T25 Camper 4 berth it is a 1984 model...”

Written on: 15/09/2008 by craigessmith (1 review written)

1984 Volkswagen T25 Camper 4 berth it is a 1984 model with a 1.9 turbo diesel engine and the economical 5 speed gearbox. I am the third owner of this magnificent camper and have owned and enjoyed it for the last 12 years. The van has always been well maintained and has a very extensive/well documented service history, complete wth all the old m.o.t certificates. The camper has covered only 96,000 miles from new. In 2002 a brand new Volkswagen factory 1.9 turbo diesel engine was fitted. This… Read Full Review

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“It took us (2 adults and 3 children) through the Alps,...”

Written on: 30/10/2006 by lillybet (1 review written)

It took us (2 adults and 3 children) through the Alps, across the entire south coast and up through the Dordogne to Paris and then back home at a total cost of £485 including the Ferry! The campsites in France are very reasonable and free if you use the Aires so we came back with money left over to pay for a new sun roof!

2007: Touring southern Greece… Read Full Review

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“You just can't beat a VW T25 Campervan for those...”

Written on: 27/03/2006 by Phil Mitchell (2 reviews written)

You just can't beat a VW T25 Campervan for those special trips around the UK. I've had my T25 for ten years and it has served me well for travelling everywhere between Lands End & John O'Groats. Inside the van is fairly spacious and there is more than enough room for a good lie down.

It's a cosy vehicle and ideal for stops in those secluded places that the campervan community like to pull up in. The T25 has great suspension (it's needed it over the years!) and has never let me… Read Full Review

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Pugs's Response to Phil Mitchell's Review

Written on: 03/04/2006

Hee hee, very funny!

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“I have owned my VW T25 campervan for at least 6 months...”

Written on: 17/11/2005 by tomdickharry (6 reviews written)

I have owned my VW T25 campervan for at least 6 months now, and I would not be without it! I always wanted a VW. The older bays look nice, but aren't as big. They are also more prone to problems, and good ones cost a fortune. From 1985 (I think, maybe 1984) they are water cooled, helping the life of the engine, and are more practical if stuck in traffic in mid-summer, but the engine still sounds like a VW - great sound! They are incredibly easy to drive, especially those with auto boxes (not… Read Full Review

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Autojackie's Response to tomdickharry's Review

Written on: 01/05/2011

I found this review very helpful because... we are just about to get our first t25 auto and was good to read a review which was about an automatic

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“VW T25 Campervan Review”

Written on: 04/05/2005 by chrisray (7 reviews written)

VW T25 Campervan Review
I've only ever owned VW's, one reason for this is other VW users are always friendly, parts are easy to buy and cheap and as long as you look after yours you won't be selling for much less than you brought it for.

This is my third VW. I thought about buying a T2 baywindow but after getting into one of these it changed my mind! They're huge, considering the measurements. They're cheap..if you look at the other campervans, usually similiar year, milage and size you'll… Read Full Review

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Terry Hobbs's Response to chrisray's Review

Written on: 02/09/2005

ive had my T25 for 4 years rust has been bad just paid for a respray , my wife wont let me sell we have grown to love it so much been everywere and never let us down. Going to spend more now on a new exhaust system . will it ever end ?

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Arch81's Response to chrisray's Review

Written on: 30/12/2008

Hey Benny, what sort of mileage do you get? I'm looking at a 2.1 petrol myself, want to compare its running costs with a diesel

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422573_Bennyt25's Response to chrisray's Review

Written on: 03/12/2008

Hey, I bought my t25 from the net, 1987 2.1 petrol. I paid £650 for it, and drove it home all the way to the east midlands from Salisbury, Devon way! Was amazed, not a rocket, but a great trip home. A little skeptical as it was dark when I picked it up, but I found it's a diamond in the rough! It has a couple of dents here and there, but ran sweet as a nut; never missed a beat and it had been stood for over 3 months before I took it home! It could do with some work but the beauty behind this van is that it's like a blank canvas, so easily it can be transformed into whatever I want! Hence, I've started, and it's just such a great roomy space to work in, a bit of a Tardis really! I've created a nifty double hammock bed which providing it works, I will let you all in on soon!

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209935_Igi's Response to chrisray's Review

Written on: 12/09/2005

Couldn't agree more having owned a T1 And a T2 I will safely say that the T3 I own now is by far the best. They are so much more solidly put together and thus need far less money spent on them and besides being built like tanks make me happy everytime I take my 3 boys surfing down Wollacombe. Look out for us. Registration begins EAR.... SURFSUP DUDES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! etc

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