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VOLKSWAGEN KOMBI Used Car Review

Pros

Cons

  • 1960s and 1970s models are truly iconic and loaded with character
  • Ride comfort of older models
  • Larger, multi-seat interiors of modern-day Kombis
  • 2006 Kombi Beach's clever storage, front swivel seats and bed system
  • Safety and reliability of earlier models not a patch on later versions
  • Early models not cheap - and split-screen versions will cost you a motza
  • 2006 Kombi Beach accommodated only four occupants
  • Next-generation Kombi not due till 2022 (and will be electric)
This is general information and should not be relied on as purchasing advice.
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TopVW KOMBI 1974 RARE HIGH ROOF CAMPER

  • 79000 km
  • Other
  • Manual

VW KOMBI 1974 RARE HIGH ROOF CAMPER 4 SPEED MANUAL, HAS RECENT RECO MOTOR ($8500) AND NEAR NEWLY TRIMMED DAY BED/COUCH QUITE GOOD IN THE BODY FOR A 1974 MODEL VEHICLE GETTING HARDER TO FIND AND VERY DESIREABLE LAYOUT LOCATED IN NOOSAVILLE WE CAN ARRANGE FINANCE AND ACCEPT TRADES ENQUIRE NOW. IF NO REPLY PLEASE CALL GARYTH ON

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$29,950
Noosaville, QLD

Dealer used
Yesterday

TopVW KOMBI 1974 HIGH ROOF VAN IN VERY GOOD CONDITION , REBUILT 1.8 MOTOR

$29,500Negotiable
Tewantin, QLD

Dealer used
28/02/2021

TopVolkswagen Kombi Ute 1965 $$$$ Spent

$55,000
Ballarat Central, VIC

Yesterday

1967 Volkswagen Splitscrenn Kombi 1.6L TP, Manual (Right Hand Drive)

  • 26067 km
  • Van/Mini van
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl

Meet "Old Gold", our 1967 Kombi 9-seater Panel Van with 1600TP engine. Beautiful car that drives like no other due to $6k Red 9 Design full coil-over front end with IRS rear end, making this an extremely unique Kombi in many ways!!! (SEE BELOW!!!). Full NSW rego until mid-Dec 2021. Just hop in an driver, nothing to do!!! (Unless you like to personalise) ***FULLY ENGINEERED for NSW for any mods such as engine, front/rear suspension, disc brake upgrades, seat belt fixing points, even inclu

Contactless
$89,900Negotiable
Five Dock, NSW

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VW KOMBI 1974 RARE HIGH ROOF CAMPER

  • 79000 km
  • Other
  • Manual

VW KOMBI 1974 RARE HIGH ROOF CAMPER 4 SPEED MANUAL, HAS RECENT RECO MOTOR ($8500) AND NEAR NEWLY TRIMMED DAY BED/COUCH QUITE GOOD IN THE BODY FOR A 1974 MODEL VEHICLE GETTING HARDER TO FIND AND VERY DESIREABLE LAYOUT LOCATED IN NOOSAVILLE WE CAN ARRANGE FINANCE AND ACCEPT TRADES ENQUIRE NOW. IF NO REPLY PLEASE CALL GARYTH ON

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$29,950
Noosaville, QLD

Dealer used
Yesterday

Coffee van

  • 54970 km
  • Van/Mini van
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl

Call for more info.

$60,000
Dee Why, NSW

Yesterday

Kombi

  • 150000 km
  • Van/Mini van
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl

Good for parts or project. Three cans in varying degree of condition. Lots of small parts glass come with. All does and sliding doors there to make complete van. If you want parts buy the whole lot.

$3,500
Glen Osmond, SA

Yesterday

1965 Volkswagen Transporter Kombi TYPE 1 Kombi Green and White 4 Speed Manual Van

  • 105003 km
  • Van/Mini van
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl

** Since 1994 our business has been specialising in prestige European car sales from our indoor warehouse in Sydney ** ** WINNER of the 2020 Local Business awards for Outstanding Automotive Services** - simply stunning example of a 1965 Volkswagen transporter Kombi van - Apple green with Cream leather interior - 4 speed manual - Brand new interior - Exterior just been restored - Number plates NOT included -This model is called the `BRAZILLIAN

$99,950
Rydalmere, NSW

Dealer used
Yesterday

Volkswagen Kombi Ute 1965 $$$$ Spent

$55,000
Ballarat Central, VIC

Yesterday

Kombi for sale

  • 475233 km
  • Van/Mini van
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl

1976 kombi, auto, two litre, a/c (not working) Puffs a little smoke on initial start up, runs well . Chassis and floor pan 100% don’t want any tossers busting my chops Melbourne 3195 It’s AUTO

$28,000
Braeside, VIC

01/03/2021

2003 Volkswagen Kombi 70C Red 5 Speed Manual Van

  • 247885 km
  • Van/Mini van
  • Manual
  • 5 cyl

Clearance Sale was $13,990 Now $9,990 This is the Best Price! Best Value cars on the Sunshine Coast Coastal Car Talk is a family owned business and has been trading on the Sunshine Coast for the last 17 years. Same owners, which means if you deal with us you deal with the owners. No high pressure sales You don’t have to go to the big guys to get a great deal! Cars come with safety certificate. Cost is plus Registration and Government Stamp Duty The Best Va

$9,990
Nambour, QLD

Dealer used
01/03/2021

1961 kombi ute right hand drive

  • 999999 km

1916 cbb motor. Irs rear Lowed Narrowed front beam, adjustable Rust free. Full nsw rego.

$56,000
Orange, NSW

01/03/2021

VW KOMBI 1974 HIGH ROOF VAN IN VERY GOOD CONDITION , REBUILT 1.8 MOTOR

$29,500Negotiable
Tewantin, QLD

Dealer used
28/02/2021

1976 VW Kombi

  • 0 km
  • Van/Mini van
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl

Let my loss, be your gain. Unfortunately I do not have the time to give this van the love it deserves. Perfect blank canvas for whichever direction you wish to take it- camper, weekender etc. Have had it in storage the past twelve months. Starts, runs & drives well- however will need engine work to get back on the road permanently. Has rust in the usual places, however all surface... Only one hole in the corner rear right roof sill. Overall it’s a very straight project- sold as is, where is. No

$14,000Negotiable
Forestdale, QLD

28/02/2021

1972 VW Kombi bay window

  • 0 km
  • Van/Mini van
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl

Safari camper top with new canvas Cross over model 1600 motor 4 speed manual Rock and roll bed Draws under bed frame Good tyres Rego till 14 April Drives great, no problems, mechanically A1 Has some rust bubbles, not a show car but presents very well inside and out Passenger side windscreen Pilar needs repairs

$32,000
Southport, QLD

27/02/2021

1977 VW Pop Top Kombi

  • 99999 km
  • Van/Mini van
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl

1977 pop top VW Kombi. Manual transmission. Runs great, is a 2.0L and has a good bit of zip about it. I’m not a Kombi die hard or even very mechanical so I hope the pictures will answer a lot of questions. Due to an incident on a transport trailer it has just had a lot of work done which is why I have attached a photo of what has been replaced. All that work has been done in late Feb 2021 along with a full service and tune. All work completed by Custom Vee Dub in Brisbane. Reluctant sale du

$30,000
Capalaba, QLD

27/02/2021

Volkswagen Kombi 1975 Great Condition Regrettable Sale

  • 123456 km
  • Van/Mini van
  • Manual

I have come to the tough decision to share this beauty and offer her to a new home. I have had some great adventures with her, but am moving soon and she won't be able to come with me. I have owned her since 2010 and keen to see her bring joy to a new owner. - Good condition with road worthy certificate; - Full service logbook with receipts; - Reliable 1800cc motor in 2008; - Brand new battery; - Some rust visible as seen in the photos; - Well looked after, drives well, starts first go (most t

$25,000Negotiable
Hope Island, QLD

27/02/2021

VW T2 BAY 1975 DELUXE KOMBI

  • 480000 km
  • Van/Mini van
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl

This beauty is regrettably up for sale. After many trips back in time we are selling ‘Kevi’ as we take on a new phase in our life. Kevi was restored in 2018/19. The end result is an immaculate vehicle which has been not just reliable on our adventures but the most enjoyable to drive. Kevi currently has a rock and red bed and set up for a weekender but can be easily converted into an 8 seater to her original form. INCLUDES: 160W SOLAR PANEL ADAPTOR WITH USB PORTS. 110 AH DEEP CYCLE Battery Roc

$35,500Negotiable
Bulli, NSW

27/02/2021

Wanted: WTB vw kombi lowlight

  • 1234 km
  • Van/Mini van
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl

Wanted to buy vw kombi lowlight in any condition but would prefer complete Preferably in nsw area Msg me if you have one

$1,234Negotiable
Leonay, NSW

27/02/2021

vw Kombie

  • 0 km
  • Van/Mini van
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl

Selling , Vw Kombie Great body , Needs Some engine repair , complete .

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$12,000
Bungalow, QLD

27/02/2021

1989 Volkswagen Kombi Clipper VW Pearl White and Pearl Silver 4 Speed Manual Clipper

  • 44206 km
  • Other
  • Manual

Magnificent full restoration on this 8 window imported LHD Kombi Clipper. Beautiful body and paint in two tone Pearl White and Pearl Silver finish. Twin throat carbi fitted and improved manual shifter included. Cost of first class fit out exceeds the asking price. Brand new professional fit out to make this the ultimate camper van. Fridge, stove, fold out table, curtains on windows, double bed, full leather trim, centre console with heater/cooler storage compartment plus mag wheels, touch scre

$39,950
Capalaba, QLD

Dealer used
26/02/2021

1973 Volkswagen Kombi Camper

  • 43000 km
  • Van/Mini van
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl

4 speed manual, engine now a 2L with twin carb's, currently registered (ACT) and runs beautifully. Ready to hit the road and take camping tomorrow - or - start your own camper fitout and repair some of the body. Extremely clean inside with rock-n-roll bed (which needs some mounting to be attended to). Poptop is in excellent condition with all mess and zippers in good working order. Outside is presentable but needs some attention to some rust areas and some panel work. Chassis looks sound. H

Contactless
$12,500
Oxley, ACT

26/02/2021

Vw kombi

  • 0 km
  • Van/Mini van
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl

Must sell if not gone by next week I will part it out Kombi Brazilian converted to split window I’m not going to lie it has rust and still need a lot of work done All parts are there to complete **edit** except for roof glass and rubbers Dont have the time to finish it off as I have too many other projects on the go

$15,000Negotiable
Bassendean, WA

25/02/2021

Volkswagen Kombi

  • 11111 km
  • Van/Mini van
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl

1974 VW Kombi, 1800 manual. Engine running and drivable. Have the original fridge and camper stove. Also have some spare sections to assist with restoration. Please sms for further info.

$10,000Negotiable
North Haven, SA

24/02/2021

VW Kombi 1974

  • 100000 km
  • Van/Mini van
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl

For Sale 1974 VW Kombi I have owned for the past 9 years and has never let me down. used as a daily driver. 1600cc twinport 4 speed manual 3/4 length roof rack rock and roll bed Scat short shifter under dash tray solar screens for all windows runs and drives great. very minimal rust some tiny holes in sills under sliding door and same on other side. bottom of doors. as is has never been re sprayed so wont be any hidden surprises hiding behind paint

$27,000Negotiable
Albany, WA

24/02/2021

1959 Volkswagen Kombi

  • 2000 km
  • Van/Mini van
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl

It Pains me to do this but I am putting my pride and joy 1959 Kombi up for sale. This bus is featured in the November 20 - Jan 21 edition of VW Magazine Australia and was voted the best kombi at Day of the Volkswagen 2019. This bus has had a full bare metal restoration done by professional tradesmen over a 12 year periodand is in a concorse condition, no expense has been spared on this beautiful kombi. This beautiful bus has been used for a number of weddings as it would make a great b

$195,000
Scarborough, WA

24/02/2021

1970 VW Kombi Lowlight Deluxe Microbus- Project

  • 123456 km
  • Van/Mini van
  • Manual

Selling my project- 1970 Lowlight Deluxe Microbus. I've owned this bus for 5 years and have been working away with the resto but unfortunately it's time to move her on with a couple of other pressing priorities in front of me. I was lastly working on the panel work so she is currently minus the rusty front left guards, lower nose and sliding sill etc (but have all the replacement panels ready to go). Has the hard to find bits like front/ rear bars and all the seats. Plated 8 seater as per att

$11,900
Capital Hill, ACT

24/02/2021

  • Common FAQs
  • Prices for the Volkswagen Kombi fluctuate wildly depending on age and condition of individual vans and paradoxically, the oldest are often the most expensive. Leaving heavily customised models aside, a 1973 split-windscreen option, for example, can demand a hefty $100,000 on Gumtree, but by comparison, you'll also find 1973 models going for as little as $32, 500.
  • No. Powered by a variety of rear-mounted engines, the Volkswagen Kombi is rear-wheel drive, although some later Type 2 models have all-wheel drive. Because of the levels of customisation of many models, each Gumtree listing should include drive train details.
  • Although Volkswagen Kombis are licensed to carry up to seven people, the variety of configurations available means this can vary. To check the details of the Kombi that catches your eye on Gumtree, click the relevant link for the full details.
  • Kombi is short for the German word, Kombinationskraftwagen, which translates to 'combination motor vehicle'. This abbreviation was adopted globally, so much so that it went from a form of a nickname for the brand to become an established brand name.
  • While the vintage Volkswagen Kombi shouldn't be harnessed with a tow bar, from the mid-1970s onwards, the Kombi was accredited with a braked towing capacity of 1,200 kg that increases to 2,500 kg for later models.

Overview of the Volkswagen Kombi

Overview of the Volkswagen Kombi

VOLKSWAGEN KOMBI GENERATIONS

1965-1968

1968-1979

1979-1990

1992-2003

2005-2008

RUNNING COSTS

Fuel Consumption (2006-2008)

1.9L 4-cylinder turbo diesel: 8.0 to 8.5 litres per 100km

2.5L 5-cylinder: 12.6 to 13.4 litres per 100km

2.5L 5-cylinder turbo diesel: 9.6 litres per 100km

= Highly economical.

= Good economy.

= Average fuel use.

= Heavy consumption.

Servicing

SIMILAR MODELS TO VOLKSWAGEN KOMBI

WHAT TO LOOK OUT FOR: VOLKSWAGEN KOMBI (2005-2008)

Everybody wants a VW Kombi. Or so it seems. But the really early cars are now the realm of the hard-core enthusiasts who need to be on their toes to keep these antiques running.

Which means, that if you must have a Kombi to actually use, then the later (T5) variants are the ones to go for.

A much more modern design, these vehicles were not without their faults, starting with everything electrical.

Make sure you include the keyless locking in your inspection as a new key can cost plenty by the time it has been cut and coded to the car.

Check for oil leaks from the engine and where it meets the transmission and take a close look at the condition of all the belts and hoses under the bonnet. The oil on the dipstick should be clean and clear and not black and thick.

Make sure you check the condition of the tyres, too, as plenty of Kombi owners over the years have confused the legend of VW reliability with the reality of modern motoring.