1982 Summary
 USA Model Summary for 1982 VW Vanagons


We know of at least two models of the Vanagon which were built for the US market for model year 1982. If you know of any other models than the two listed here, please let us know. These were:

Prices shown in individual descriptions are MSRP figures from actual window stickers and other reference sources. Where a range of prices is shown, this depicts the range of MSRPs found. The price ranges are not an attempt to indicate a selling price range. These varied prices are likely the result of mid-year price changes from VW.

Colors available

The following colors were available for the Vanagon L:

Guinea Blue / Cornat Blue

Samos Beige / Assuan Brown

Ivory / Bright Orange

Ivory / Agate Brown

Ivory / Bamboo Yellow

Ivory

Pastel White  

The following colors were available for the Vanagon Camper:

Ivory

Pastel White

Medium Blue

Assuan Brown

 

 

Distinguishing features

Unknown at this time.

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1982 Vanagon L

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Standard Features:

    1. Drivetrain

      1.9 liter air-cooled horizontally opposed engine
      95HP @ 4800RPM, 117FtLbs @ 3200RPM
      4 speed manual transmission
      Rear wheel drive
      Breakerless transistorized ignition (in California)

    2. Suspension, wheels, steering

      Independent front & rear suspension
      Power assisted brakes, 10.9" front solid disks, 9.9" rear drums
      Rack & pinion steering
      Steel belted radial tires, size 185/80R14
      14" steel wheels, 5.5" wide
      Spoked hub caps

    3. Exterior, body

      Dual outside mirrors
      Sliding side door
      Sliding side windows
      Opening wing windows
      Tinted glass
      Electric rear window defogger
      Intermittent front windshield wipers

      Wheelbase:

      96.9"

      2.46 meters

      Front track:

      61.8"

      1.57 meters

      Rear track:

      61.8"

      1.57 meters

      Length:

      179.9"

      4.57 meters

      Width:

      72.6"

      1.844 meters

      Height:

      72.2"

      1.834 meters

      Ground clearance:

      7.5"

      19 cm

      Turning circle:
      (curb-to-curb)

      34.5 ft

      10.52 meters

    4. Interior

      Padded instrument panel
      Speedometer with trip odometer
      Fuel level gauge
      Mechanical clock
      Illuminated lockable glove box
      Front bucket seats
      Removeable two passenger center bench seat
      Removeable three passenger rear bench seat
      Leatherette upholstery
      Full carpeting
      Leatherette door panels

      Cargo capacity:

      Behind rear seat:

      49.7 ft3

      1.408 meters3

      Rear seat down:

      92.9 ft3

      2.633 meters3

      Rear seat down, center seat removed

      201 ft3

      5.696 meters3

    5. Miscellaneous

      15.9 Gallon fuel tank mounted under center of van
      17 MPG EPA city estimate
      22 MPG EPA highway estimate

Optional Features:

    9 person seating

    $???

     

    Replaces front passenger bucket seat & aisle with 2 passenger bench. Replaces center 2 passenger bench with 3 passenger bench.

     

    Diesel engine

    $???

    AM/FM cassette radio

    $???

    Radio preparation with 4 speakers

    $???

    Cloth upholstery bucket seats

    $???

    Air conditioning with outlets in rear only

    $???

    Automatic transmission

    $???

    Sunroof (not available with air conditioning)

    $???

 

1982 Vanagon Camper

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Standard Features:

    1. Drivetrain

      1.9 liter air-cooled horizontally opposed engine
      95HP @ 4800RPM, 117FtLbs @ 3200RPM
      4 speed manual transmission
      Rear wheel drive
      (Breakerless transistorized ignition in California)

    2. Suspension, wheels, steering

      Independent front & rear suspension
      Power assisted brakes, 10.9" front solid disks, 9.9" rear drums
      Rack & pinion steering
      Steel belted radial tires, size 185/80R14
      14" steel wheels, 5.5" wide
      Spoked hub caps

    3. Exterior, body

      Dual outside mirrors
      Sliding side door
      Sliding side windows
      Opening wing windows
      Tinted glass
      Electric rear window defogger
      Intermittent front windshield wipers
      Pop-top roof with cargo carrier

      Wheelbase:

      96.9"

      2.46 meters

      Front track:

      61.8"

      1.57 meters

      Rear track:

      61.8"

      1.57 meters

      Length:

      179.9"

      4.57 meters

      Width:

      72.6"

      1.844 meters

      Height:

      72.2"

      1.834 meters

      Ground clearance:

      7.5"

      19 cm

      Turning circle:
      (curb-to-curb)

      34.5 ft

      10.52 meters

    4. Interior

      Padded instrument panel
      Speedometer with trip odometer
      Fuel level gauge
      Mechanical clock
      Front bucket seats with swivel bases
      Two passenger rear bench seat (folds into bed, cushion over engine)
      Removable carpeting
      Cloth inlays in door panels
      110VAC electrical outlet
      Circuit breaker
      Electrical cable
      LPG stove
      LPG tank
      Sink & water storage tank
      Fire extinguisher
      Clothes locker/ 3 door closet
      Overhead storage cabinet
      Light
      Privacy curtains
      Removeable screen for hatch door
      Skylight
      LPG/110VAC/12VDC refrigerator
      Two store-away tables

      Cargo capacity:

      Behind rear seat:

      49.7 ft3

      1.408 meters3

    5. Miscellaneous

      15.9 Gallon fuel tank mounted under center of van
      16 MPG EPA city estimate
      18 MPG EPA highway estimate

Optional Features:

    Diesel engine

    $???

    AM/FM cassette radio

    $???

    Radio preparation with 4 speakers

    $???

    Cloth upholstery bucket seats

    $???

    Air conditioning with outlets in rear only

    $???

    Automatic transmission

    $???

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