2000 EuroVan New Car Test Drive
In a world of increasingly similar minivans, each striving to be more car-like than the other, the Volkswagen EuroVan is decidedly different. It's shaped like a box where others are round and sleek. It has a significantly higher driving position, and it lacks a left-side sliding door. It also offers unique options, such as rear-facing second-row seats and a camper body.
Two EuroVan models are available: the $31,300 GLS and $32,800 Multivan or MV.
The primary difference between the GLS and MV models is their seating arrangements. EuroVan GLS contains traditional forward-facing center and rear bench seats (with a new-for-2000 option of single seats for the second row). The MV replaces the second-row bench with a pair of rear-facing seats -- positioned back-to-back with the front seats.
In addition to the GLS and MV models, Volkswagen offers a Camper model with a longer wheelbase (by 15.7 inches). It's just the thing for that big trip to Yellowstone. It can be outfitted with a pop-up roof, full-swiveling captain's chairs, two-burner LP gas stove, refrigerator and other amenities.
A Weekender Package available on the MV comes with a pop-up canopy top and many of the other amenities of the Camper without the longer wheelbase.