Volkswagen Transporter T30 174 bhp Reviews

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The Volkswagen Transporter T30 174 bhp is a medium-sized light commercial vehicle.
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“Transporter T30 140 SWB”

Written on: 08/02/2014

I bought a brand new T30 140bhp panel van after being highly recommended BUT few days later electric windows stop working, few weeks later heated mirror stop working, few months later 3rd gear start playing up and so on.. Its all repaired free of charge by VW croydon . However, it became very clear to me that VW is over rated and I should have got a FORD… Read Full Review

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“T5 Drive shaft failures”

Written on: 03/07/2013 by triumphtr8 (1 review written)

Jan 2005 vehicle bought as ex-demo April 05 with 4K. 3 years later and with 63k done exiting roundabout in 2nd gear bang, no drive. Recovered to local VW dealer and g/box stub and drive shaft replaced £440 lighter. Dealer would not let me have broken components as he said VW need to evaluate reason, but I've never be contacted with result. Shortly after this Water pump and then Power steering pump failures, around £500 each. I thought lets hope this is the end but now 5 years on 147K exactly… Read Full Review

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Written on: 06/09/2013

renault used VW auto box in Laguna, stub shafts used to break frequently boxes were replaced under warranty. I still have a couple of these boxes with broken drives.
Manufacturers always deny there's a problem,save them a bit of money

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“VW Sportline five cylinder, now four year old”

Written on: 02/02/2013

Use mine for transporting two track bikes around the country.Superb vehile , good performance , comfortable, kicks out 200BHP. Good service from my local VW Van Center in Edinburgh. Had a Vivaro Van before that, which siezed comeing over the Peak District one night. The Vauxhall garage in Seafield told me the engine had siezed but it turned out to be a siezed air conditioning compressor that is after they gave me a quote for a new Engine!Love the look of the van, it is really smart. I have a… Read Full Review

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“after 4 years with a 174 going to renault trafic crew van ”

Written on: 12/09/2012 by duffersj (1 review written)

Bought a very high spec 174 full leather , esp, all elecs etc. 2 clutches later, 2 drive shafts, various other problems its back in the garage again looks like a drive shaft again. This vehicle has been serviced every time by VW and had all work done there. its done 88000 and is not driven hard. quite frankly cant wait for my trafic to arrive. I have bought an 2008 trafic and the drive, handling and fuel economy is sooooooo much better its untrue. I have now ordered a second brand new traffic… Read Full Review

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“Sublime”

Written on: 18/12/2011 by Artie642 (1 review written)

This is a 174 kombi, with twin side loading doors, and a tailgate. I use it everyday for work and at weekends for my hobby. Performance from the 174 is quite muscular, not 'sprint from the lights' fast, but quick in gears and for overtalking, has bucket-fulls of torque to waft past the overtakee. It's comfortable, has enough creature comforts to pass muster (air con, PAS, elec mirrors, windows, cruise control, remote locking, trip computer etc) and is eminently practical. economy is good… Read Full Review

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“bought the van last may 2010 [t5 174 kombi]130000 on...”

Written on: 23/01/2011

bought the van last may 2010 [t5 174 kombi]130000 on the clock with full vw history. 1st think to go was the water pump. replaced warranty.next thing to go was the turbo.warranty again.took the van back to south hereford vw.told them the van was not running right .[ 3 days later i was told it needed a new cylinder head]total cost £5012 with the vat.the garage picked up the bill[thanks darren]2 mnths later abs and traction control light came on.back to vw £52 for the censor £130 to fit it.having… Read Full Review

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“We run a fleet of VW Transporter T32 , 2.5 TDI ( 130...”

Written on: 11/10/2009

We run a fleet of VW Transporter T32 , 2.5 TDI ( 130 bhp ) vans, which spend most of their time on the motorway ; we have found that at around 100 k miles, the normally reliable vans start to suffer from serious problems - Drive Shafts / Turbos / Clutches / Water Pumps..we have worked out that a normal visit to a VW Van Centre Dealer will cost approx. £ 2700.00 to cure these problems. We will not use VW Transporter Vans again.
I was told by a Service Manager at VW that really we should only… Read Full Review

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“I bought my volkswagen transporter T5(30) 174bhp...”

Written on: 21/08/2009

I bought my volkswagen transporter T5(30) 174bhp 3years ago and have never had any problems at all.....fantastic van and it does everything effortlessly.I especially love driving my van on the motorways it really does eat those miles a good driving position and with cruise control all those 50mph road works are not a problem.Fuel economy is real good for a van of this size I regularly achieve over 35mpg it has good grip to the road and I would recommend the bridgestone tyres...excellent.I am… Read Full Review

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“Brilliant van that is both practical and fast. Like a...”

Written on: 23/11/2008 by jakeparf (1 review written)

Brilliant van that is both practical and fast. Like a car to drive. I absolutly love mine. 174bhp is mint and takes some beating from any car. My dad has an A6 which aint much quicker (although will go round corners like a train)… Read Full Review

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“Great cool looking van. looks cool, drives...”

Written on: 05/10/2008

Great cool looking van. looks cool, drives fast......leaves cars behind, 4 wheel drive, space...... better fuel efficiency than your average jeep, 35 mpg... No bad points, if you compare with orther vans, expensive!… Read Full Review

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“Had the Volkswagen Transporter T30 174bhp Van for 6...”

Written on: 25/05/2005 by F rankie (1 review written)

Had the Volkswagen Transporter T30 174bhp Van for 6 months now, use it every day either work (builder) or at w/ends (fishing).
Around town steering is light, an agile van. Out on the open road its great fun, getting rid of my TD4, the 174 is much better to drive and live with. Best bit about the van is the amount of car drivers you leave behind, this van is fast. I have a chip in it and now its great fun… Read Full Review

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