Body Type:Minivan, Van
Engine:2.4L AUDI Diesel
For Sale By:Private Seller
Number of Cylinders: 5
Trim: 7 set passenger van
Options: Cassette Player, CD Player
Drive Type: FWD
Safety Features: Anti-Lock Brakes, Driver Airbag, Passenger Airbag
Power Options: Cruise Control, Power Locks, Power Windows
Sub Model: TDI
Exterior Color: Gold
Interior Color: Beige
Condition: UsedSeller Notes:"Front bumper has small paint cracks."
Selling my 1996 Volkswagen Eurovan TDI. The only 7-seater diesel model in Canada, it was originally brought over as an AutoShow floor model.
200,000 Miles and in beautiful working condition. No accidents, no rust, drives like new!
These engines are known to last up to 600,000 Miles
I have owned this vehicle since 2002 and never had any problems. Ready to be driven from Toronto to California!
100% all genuine and original Volkswagen parts
The only vehicle of its kind in North America!
-5-speed manual transmission
-5 cylinder diesel engine
-100% brand new Michelin all-season tires
-brand new brakes
-timing belt & water pump replaced 10,000 Miles ago
-towing hitch installed
-9-spoke alloy rims
-clutch replaced 1 year ago
-original Volkswagen floormats in great condition
-oil changed every 5000 miles
-burns no oil
**Custom rust-proofing done every year**
-2 Original VW keys
-Volkswagen Touch up paint
Winter tires are also available upon request (inquire for details)
Serviced and maintained regularly and meticulously.
This German tank is the last of a dying breed
Volkswagen EuroVan for Sale
Tue, 11 Nov 2014 10:30:00 EST
After months of fighting from both sides, it looks like the Volkswagen factory in Chattanooga, TN, might unionize under the United Auto Workers after all. According to a letter acquired by The Associated Press, VW and the UAW reportedly struck a deal last spring where the union agreed to stop its challenge of the organization vote with the National Labor Relations Board to help clear the way for the CrossBlue to be produced in Tennessee. In exchange, the automaker would recognize the UAW at the plant. Leaders of the Local 42 at the facility reportedly signed the letter.
Thu, 08 Aug 2013 13:31:00 EST
It seems that such an agreement would clear the way for the factory to unionize after months of dispute. According to The Detroit News, under Tennessee law, workers aren't required to join the organization. Although, that might not be a problem. As of a few months ago, Local 42 already claimed to have signed around 700 of the plant's roughly 1,500 workers.
Controversy has constantly swirled around the possible unionization at the Chattanooga plant. The UAW held its official decision in February and lost 712 to 626. However, there were allegations of intense political pressure to make sure the ballot failed. A later report also found that VW was offered $300 million in incentives well before the vote to make sure things progressed to the "satisfaction of the State of Tennessee," but the deal was later retracted. In July, the UAW opened Local 42 on the campus in hopes of signing up a majority of the workforce by volunteering to be a part of it.
Bloomberg Markets is reporting that BMW, Volkswagen and Ferrari have been using tungsten ore sourced from Columbia's FARC rebel terrorists. The extensive story focuses on Columbia's illegal mining trade and calls into question the provenance of the rare ore that is used not only in crankshaft parts production, but is also found in the world's computing and telecommunications industry for use in screens.
Sat, 07 Sep 2013 17:02:00 EST
The ore is mined by the FARC (Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia, or Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia - People's Army), and exported to Pennsylvania, where it is refined. The refined ore is then sent over to Austria, where a company called Plansee turns it into a finished product. Now, it's important to note that we aren't talking about the world's supply of tungsten here. In 2012, Plansee's American refinery purchased 93.2 metric tons of tungsten, valued at $1.8 million. That's peanuts, with the entire Colombian tungsten mining industry producing just one percent of the world's supplies.
That doesn't make indirectly supporting FARC any more acceptable, though. BMW, VW and Ferrari are all committed to not accepting mineral supplies from the Democratic Republic of Congo, which is also in the grips of a guerrilla insurrection funded, in part, by illegal mining. The same commitment would figure to extend to Colombian mining, but as BMW points out, it's difficult for a multi-national manufacturer to know where every item in its supply chain comes from. A company spokesperson says as much, telling Bloomberg, "These few grams out of the billions of tons of raw materials passing through the BMW supply chain are of no practical relevance."
Volkswagen is in a spat with German magazine Auto Bild over claims that its new, seventh-generation Golf may already need a recall. The German weekly reports that new Golfs can leak water into front-passenger footwells due to a faulty drainage tube in their air conditioning systems.
And while the fix itself doesn't sound too terrible, because Volkswagen bases so many cars off the same platform as the Golf, Auto Bild is claiming that 300,000 models could be affected, including the Audi A3 and Seat Leon. That's a very bold claim. For its part, VW is vehemently denying that number, according to Reuters, saying it's aware of the problem and claiming only 46 Golfs need fixing. In addition, it denies that any Audi or Seat models are affected by the issue.
Either way, regardless of how pervasive this leak issue is, North American buyers should rest easy knowing that the problems ought to get fixed by the time the Mk VII Golf finaly reaches our dealerships.