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#1 Jack in Norfolk

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Posted 05 February 2006 - 04:13 PM

did vw ever build one of these? was it ever available in the US? just wondering.

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Posted 05 February 2006 - 08:17 PM

I don't believe so. They were however sold in Germany and other parts of Europe I think. They had a Turbo diesel available as well I think.

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Posted 06 February 2006 - 12:12 AM

There's no 'h' in syncro. Sorry, just a pet peeve.

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Posted 06 February 2006 - 02:10 AM

There's no 'h' in syncro. Sorry, just a pet peeve.


good point.

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Posted 06 February 2006 - 09:27 AM

You can check with the guys at www.vanagon.com but I think Canada got desiels and some on the left coast had some desiels.

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Posted 07 February 2006 - 04:41 AM

lol want to talk about a holy grail? Try finding a Syncro Doublecab. For those who don't know what they are, the Doublecab is basically a Vanagon, with four doors instead of two + sliding door, with a bed. Not all that uncommon, but of the syncro version they only imported eight I think to north america, and of those one was destroyed during transit.

Def. would not mind a doublecab, those sure do turn more heads than a Vanagon, but I also wouldnt' mind finding another vanagon when I get home :-P

#7 Jack in Norfolk

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Posted 07 February 2006 - 02:10 PM

lol want to talk about a holy grail? Try finding a Syncro Doublecab. For those who don't know what they are, the Doublecab is basically a Vanagon, with four doors instead of two + sliding door, with a bed. Not all that uncommon, but of the syncro version they only imported eight I think to north america, and of those one was destroyed during transit.

Def. would not mind a doublecab, those sure do turn more heads than a Vanagon, but I also wouldnt' mind finding another vanagon when I get home :-P


For some reason it seems like I saw one of these on ebay recently. You obviously know more about them than I do and I may be mistaken, but I know it was a double cab and I could have sworn it was a syncro.
I actually remember reading the article in Car and Driver when they were new. The author called is a "swiss army knife on wheels."

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Posted 19 February 2006 - 09:18 AM

Try finding a Syncro Doublecab

Quite a few of these in Pacific NW now, most have been imported through Canada. Yahoo even has a "syncro double cab" group. I've seen a few of the 16" around Portland and at the NW Mogfest.
Classifieds on The Samba has some rare vanagons for sale, usually in Europe but some have been imported already.




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