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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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Volkswagen kombi wanted VW

  • 100000 km
  • Van/Mini van
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 1.8L

Guy In his early 20s Looking for a cheap automatic vw camper for a project in hope to travel Australia in it :) If you or anyone you know is selling please let me know My number is

$2,000
Duncraig, WA

2 hours ago

1976 Volkswagen kombi, campervan, type 2.

  • 999999 km
  • Van/Mini van
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl 2.0L

Located in Kingsford, NSW. Here we have my 1976 Volkswagen kombi. I am listing it now as I have not driven it since September and I am saving up for a house deposit. Has had countless hours spent working on the bus, and a hell of a lot of $$$ spent on her. It is a good, reliable van with a 2L engine. It has had a lot of work done to it - the carbs have been rebuilt but they need proper tuning. All chassis work is solid was all done a year and a half ago. The interior is half original, and ha

$27,500
Kingsford, NSW

19 hours ago

SEEKING OFFERS - 1974 VW Kombi Manual Van

  • 42232 km
  • Van/Mini van
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl 1.8L

Just seeking offers at this stage. 1974 kombi panel van which runs very well and has all the quirks and character and rusty bodywork you'd expect (and love about it). Pretty much everything works as it should. All doors can lock. Plenty of stuff to fix up and tinker with all the same. Would be a restorer's dream. Currently garaged. Still registered. Inspections are welcome.

$0.05
Dianella, WA

20 hours ago

1974 Volkswagen Kombi

  • 123455 km
  • Van/Mini van
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl 1.8L

1974 Volkswagen Kombi transporter. Awesome patina, not many actual rust holes, pan vgc. Engine has fuel, spark and compression but cranks slowly (most likely starter motor). 1800cc twin carb, manual, roofracks. Comes with 2 spare gearboxes, 1800cc engine in pieces and heaps of other spares. Brakes work! Would make an awesome project, DM any questions, open to reasonable offers

$9,000Negotiable
Boolarra, VIC

22 hours ago

2006 Volkswagen Transporter Kombi Camper - Turbo Diesel - Driveaway

  • 210680 km
  • Van/Mini van
  • Manual
  • 4 1900

FINANCE NOW & DETAILS Click https://bit.ly/3HYXGmx ❝ AVAILABLE FROM $69pw ❞ ** 2006! ** Kombi Camper van! ** 15 MONTHS WARRANTY! ** 5 Seats ! ** BLUETOOTH! ** ROADSIDE ASSISTANCE! ** REGO! ** FULL SERVICE HISTORY! ** DRIVES A1! ** LOOKS TERRIFIC! ** ALL OUR CARS COME WITH WARRANTY ** UNBEATABLE VALUE ** THIS PRICE IS DRIVE AWAY NO MORE TO PAY! ** EASY FINANCE AVAILABLE! ** ALL ENQUIRIES WELCOME! ** WE LOOK FORWARD TO HEARING FROM YOU! ** 2006 Volkswagen Transporter Kombi Camper - Turbo Di

$16,990Drive Away^
Birkdale, QLD

Dealer used
22 hours ago

1973 Volkswagen Kombi Manual Van/Minivan

  • 62000 km
  • Van/Mini van
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl 1.7L

1973 Kombi SA Original Nunmber plate number RMH742 62,000 km Drive away Have Poptop to go with Kombi Only $25,000 Phone

$25,000
Dundowran, QLD

22 hours ago

1974 Volkswagen Kombi Manual Van/Minivan

  • 0 km
  • Van/Mini van
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl 1.8L

A barn-find restoration I am sadly unable to complete because of an upcoming move. Chassis, engine and running gear in very good condition. Engine rebuilt by Frank Sikora of Geelong - top job. Mechanically, you have nothing more to do. Body needs work. Rust in the usual places. Pop top canvas is in excellent condition. Drives. Door fittings etc. all included. Spare panels may be available. Please message via gumtree.

$11,000
Geelong, VIC

Yesterday

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

  • 105003 km
  • Van/Mini van
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl 1.5L

** 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`which featured eight rear side windows and two re

$77,950
Rydalmere, NSW

Dealer used
Yesterday

VW Kombi Samba 21 Window 1966

  • 4010 km
  • Van/Mini van
  • Manual
  • 4 1800

VW Samba Deluxe 1966 . A genuine 21 window delivered to Melbourne in 1966 . This bus has been restored to the highest level by Das Resto Haus and comes with full documentation / receipts and photos of the restoration and was completed approx 4 years ago . Factory 9 seater all trimmed in leather , Golde sliding sunroof , Porsche replica 356 wheels ( wide 5 ) with Coker white wall tyres , Red 9 suspension front and rear , coilovers , rack and pinion steering , 4 wheel disk brakes , safari window

$220,000
Gnangara, WA

Dealer used
21/05/2022

1972 Kombie

  • 50000 km
  • Van/Mini van
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl 1.6L

Fully restored 1972 Kombie. Registered for 9 passengers Nothing more to do

$60,000
Gordon Park, QLD

20/05/2022

1974 Volkswagen Kombi Manual Campervan

  • 125000 km
  • Van/Mini van
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl 1.8L

Goes well good motor, gearbox, steering and brakes. Some rust.

$13,000
Turners Beach, TAS

20/05/2022

Volkswagen Kombi transporter 1972 located in Bunbury WA

  • 347000 km
  • Van/Mini van
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl 1.6L

Licensed till 14 Nov 2022 Good tyres and spare Stereo Rear seat folds for the queen mattress , included if wanted. Original jack Gregory's manual Bull bar Tow bar Roof rack Licensed BY71354

$22,000Negotiable
Eaton, WA

19/05/2022

1969 VW Kombi

  • 35000 km
  • Van/Mini van
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl 1.6L

Great Kombi. 1600cc manual. Great condition and new interior Must see

$49,500
Thirlmere, NSW

19/05/2022

1974 Volkswagen Kombi Manual Van/Minivan

  • 78000 km
  • Van/Mini van
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl 1.8L

Considering selling my Kombi have owned it for 15 plus years Motor 2lt line board cases to fit 98mm bores( 92 mm standard)over size valves and fuel injected Very reliable and power Aftermarket shifter Drives better then any Kombi I’ve worked on 16” mags as more variety of tyres Double din stereo As seen in picture is set up wit double bed slide outs for kitchen and fridge. Has new car battery and 2 deep cycle and solar panel and charger setup New fridge Stove draws etc Awnin

$38,000
Newell, QLD

19/05/2022

Kombi 1975

  • 74000 km
  • Van/Mini van
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl 1.8L

1975 Kombi Camper $24,950 - no offers - will sell cheap as we are not professional car salesmen and happy for it to go to a good home. NSW Rego to September 2022 46 years old. Paint showing older respray and touchups over the years. Small rust bubble in locations 240 volt plugin for fridge. Dual batteries. Fridge runs on 12 volt/240v/gas. Pop top, rock and roll bed with new cushions, 5 seat belts, sink, radio with additional sound system and AUX input. New tyres. Pop top and l

$24,900
Willoughby, NSW

19/05/2022

Wanted: Vw kombi

  • 1234 km
  • Van/Mini van
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl 1.8L

Wanted registered or unregistered vw kombi in need of restoration

$1,234Negotiable
Morley, WA

19/05/2022

Urgent

Volkswagen 2008 Kombi Beach

  • 320000 km
  • Wagon
  • Manual
  • 5 cyl 2.5L

2008 Volkswagen Kombi Beach . Absolutely immaculate condition runs drives perfect zero scratches or marks underneath the car is like new internally is amazing easy to fold down the backseat for a full queen bed Storage is unbelievable, front seats that turn to the back wheel just a flick of a lever comfortable driving all power options, undoubtably one of the nicest Kombi beach models in Australia. Value of the older Kombi’s Is incredible, Being 50 to 60 years of age the rust will still be a pr

$25,500Negotiable
Gladstone, QLD

19/05/2022

Vw kombi van 1971

  • 900000 km
  • Van/Mini van
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl 1.6L

1972 lowlight Vw kombi van original 1600 Manual Lots of kms Daily driver On club rego Dual battery Good stereo and sub Rock and roll bed It needs a exhaust Ono will not respond to low ball offers

$14,000Negotiable
Brooklyn Park, SA

18/05/2022

1969 Volkswagen Kombi

  • 0 km

Lowlight van either a 69or70 cant remember whats on the plate, has front suspension an small 5 stud patern front disc brake, Manual gearbox an rear driveline. No interior, body condition average with rust in the normal places might be handy for panel cuts or a fairly large resto, garden art? Need to down size again no room to store kombis anymore. Open to offers looking to free up yard space asap

$2,500
Dubbo, NSW

18/05/2022

Vw transporter 2005 Auto turbo

  • 166019 km
  • Van/Mini van
  • Auto

Transporter van 2005 in good condition 5 cly dissel auto 9 seater has served me extremely well but not needed anymore. Well looked after serviced and maintained, has some minor battle scars but in overall excellent condition. Please no messages phone phill on Drives extremely well and reliable.

$12,500Negotiable
Blackmans Bay, TAS

17/05/2022

1962 Type 2 Split Screen Volkswagon Kombi EOI close 27/5

  • 500 km

EXPRESSION OF INTEREST close 27/5/22 All restoration has been completed by a professional Body Shop Ground up rebuild, will pass all mechanical and body inspection Full bare metal restoration, including underbody Paint work has been completed using glasurit 2 Pac primers, tops coats and clears Underbody fully sealed and sound proofed, interior panels all fitted with sound proofing Everything on vehicle is new or reconditioned Vehicle is fitted with security syst

$1,234
Hobart CBD, TAS

17/05/2022

1978 Volkswagen Kombi Manual Van/Minivan

  • 65160 km
  • Van/Mini van
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl 2.0L

WESPHALIA. T2. 1978. BACK TO METAL REBUILD/RESPRAY, 2020. $30k spent. REGISTERED 5 SEATER. ROCK N ROLL BED. TABLE.. UNMARKED CREAM /TAN UPHOLSTERY. DUAL BATTERIES. EXTERNAL POWER SOCKET. WAECO FRIDGE. POWER POINTS. LED LIGHTING. OIL TEMP GAUGE. TEAK/ ,ALLOY ROOF RACKS. STRONG MOTOR.TWIN CARBS HEAVY DUTY BULLBAR AND BUMPERS. In ORANGE NSW, Can be inspected in TURRAMURRA, DB69NG REGO 18.08.22

$45,900
Orange, NSW

17/05/2022

1972 Volkswagon Camper Kombi Van

  • 43236 km
  • Van/Mini van
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl 1.6L

1972 Volkswagon Camper Kombi Van 26866 Miles (43236KMs) Minimal Rust 1600 Engine in VGC Canvas For Roof Needs Replacing Very Rare Vechile $22,000 Come visit the largest Cash Converters retail store in South Australia at 203 Adelaide Road Murray Bridge or contact us during business hours on ********1208. A large range of other products can be found in store with layby and finance options available Trading Hours: Mon - Fri 9.00am - 5.00pm Saturday 9.00am - 4.00pm Closed Sundays

$22,000
Murray Bridge, SA

16/05/2022

1972 Low Light VW Kombi RHD camper

  • 727272 km
  • Van/Mini van
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl 1.6L

1972 Low Light VW Kombi - RHD 2lt 4 speed (not a 1600 like it insists on auto texting below) This Kombi is in fantastic condition and ready to drive anywhere in Australia. The 2ltr engine provides adequate highway speeds, and combined with the untouched factory suspension, allows this bus to go places some might think twice about taking some 4wd's! New pop top roof, fitted bed, side awning and plenty of drawer and cupboard space make this the perfect vehicle to get away in whenever the mood tak

$48,000Negotiable
Williamstown North, VIC

15/05/2022

  • 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.