Written on: 10/02/2013
Our MUCH LOVED [name removed] 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. H e 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... (read more)
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... (read more)
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... (read more)
Written on: 03/05/2012 by Alun123
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 more)
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 more)
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 more)
Written on: 23/03/2010 by robert26 (1 review 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 more)
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,... (read more)
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... (read more)
Written on: 12/04/2009
The VW T25 is really nice, good driving position (read more)
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 more)
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... (read more)
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... (read more)
Written on: 15/09/2008 by craigessmith
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 more)
Written on: 30/10/2006 by lillybet
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 more)
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 more)
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 more)
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... (read more)
Written on: 02/05/2005 by woodruff
The VW T25 is a fab van, well worth the money and we would recommend the VW T25 to anyone who was considering purchasing one. It has a Good, sturdy body, after owning a 21 year old model we are more than chuffed with it.
Spacious, comfortable and easy to keep clean inside and out. Smooth ride and very, very reliable. (read more)
Written on: 04/11/2004 by HarryMann (1 review written)
The VW T25 Campervan is a great vehicle, nothing quite like it exists today, many feel VW made a big mistake dropping it for a copy of a Ford Transit. The last of the classic VW bus/van/pickups, the T25 camper is based on a 3rd generation rear-engined layout, and very mature, other than its powerplants. Frequently re-engined with VW TDI diesels, Audi 5-cyl and Subaru flat-four petrols, it's then as good as a perfect compact camper as one would wish.
The 4WD Syncro versions are still in a... (read more)
Written on: 19/08/2004 by dainty45
The VW T25 Campervan is forever breaking down you really would in the long run save money catching trains and using b+bs. These campers are a labour of love and my advice would be to love something else. (read more)
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