Overview of the Volkswagen Kombi
VOLKSWAGEN KOMBI GENERATIONS
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.
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.