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Used VW Kombi For Sale

Used VW Kombi for Sale are some of the most popular people carriers in the country! From the highly collectible First Generation Type 2 VW Kombi right up until today’s luxury Sixth Generation T6 Kombi (we’ll explain the name and numbering differences below) the Kombi, Microbus or Volksie Bus as it is affectionately called has proven to be reliable, safe and fun to own.

Originally designated as the T2 because it was the second type of vehicle to be manufactured by VW after the Beetle, this vehicle has become a cultural icon both here in South Africa and abroad.

The VW Kombi Through the Generations

Currently in its Sixth Generation, the VW Kombi has come a long way from its “Hippy Van” days of the 1960’s. Today’s New and Used VW Kombi for Sale at Group 1 Pre-owned are luxury vehicles that make for comfortable, safe and fun to drive Volkswagen People Carriers. From family cars to tour group commercial fleet vehicles, there are very few vehicles on the roads of South Africa that are as capable and have such a prestigious history as the following 6=generations of VW Microbus Kombi:

Sixth Generation (T6) VW Kombi
2015 – Present

Although the jury is still out if the Sixth Generation VW Kombi is a completely new version of the Kombi or an updated version of the T5, the one thing that everyone can agree on is that this is one amazing people carrier! Available in South Africa with two Diesel Engine options, the latest Kombi is available in 4 distinct model variants, namely:

  • Kombi Trendline TDI 75kW
  • Kombi Trendline TDI 103kW with DSG®
  • Kombi Trendline Plus TDI 103kW with DSG®
  • Kombi Comfortline TDI 103kW

Please note that all Sixth Generation VW Kombi Model Variants are based on the Short Wheel Base Layout!

It is well known for its spacious interior, ample comfort features and incredible safety features.

Did You Know? The VW Kombi has had a number of memorable names and nicknames over the years, with the best South African one being the Volksie Bus. Other names over the years have included VW-Bus and VW Bulli (sometimes called simply the Bully), the Hippie-van or as a Microbus. The word Kombi however is an Anglicised version of the original German name, which is Kombinationskraftwagen, or combined-use vehicle.

Sixth Generation (T6) VW Kombi at a Glance

Power Train

Engine

  • Trendline TDI 75kW
  • TDI 103kW

Transmission

  • 5-speed manual
  • 6-speed manual
  • 7-speed automatic DSG®

Wheelbase

  • 3000 mm

Length

  • 4904 mm

Height

  • 1990

Width

  • 2297 mm with mirrors

Fifth Generation (T5) VW Kombi
2003 – 2015

Launched in 2002 with production and sales starting in 2003, the Fifth Generation VW Kombi was primarily targeted at European countries such as Germany, the United Kingdom and France. Because of this it had distinctly European styling and was available in six- to eleven-seat configurations all of which had different name references:

  • The VW Shuttle
  • The VW Kombi
  • The Caravelle
  • The VW Multivan

In 2009 it received a makeover that included the world’s first commercially available dual clutch transmission (Direct-shift Gearbox or DSG®), Side Lane Assist, tyre pressure monitoring, Bi-Xenon Headlights with LED Daytime Running Lights, a Touch Screen Radio Navigation System (RNS) and a reversing camera.

Did You Know? The T5 VW Kombi was awarded a 4-star crash safety rating in 2008 by the European New Car Assessment Programme, which was the highest ratings a Volkswagen Commercial medium-sized light vehicle has ever received.

Fifth Generation (T5) VW Kombi at a Glance

Power Train

Engine

  • 2.0 L Petrol
  • 3.2 L VR6 Petrol
  • 1.9 L TDI Diesel
  • 2.0 L TDI Diesel
  • 2.5 L TDI Diesel
  • (Please note that not engine derivatives were available in South Africa)

Transmission

  • 5-speed manual
  • 6-speed manual
  • 6-speed automatic
  • 7-speed automatic DSG®

Wheelbase

  • 3,000 – 3,400 mm

Length

  • 4,892 – 5,292 mm

Height

  • 1,935 – 2,476 mm

Width

  • 1,904 – 1,959 mm

Fourth Generation (T4) VW Kombi
1990 – 2003

This generation of VW Kombi was not commercially available in South Africa in very large numbers, as the previous T3 was manufactured and sold here until well into the 2000’s. All available T4 Used VW Kombi Vehicles for Sale here would have been specifically imported as a special order, which makes then exceptionally rare. In overseas markets such as North America and Europe the VW T4 Kombi proved to be extremely popular.

VW T4 Body Types included:

  • Panel Van
  • Kombi or Half-Panel
  • Caravelle
  • Multivan
  • Eurovan
  • Single Cab Pickup
  • Double Cab Pickup
  • Razor Back Pickup
  • Campervan

There was even a VW Kombi Four Wheel Drive (Syncro) System version sold in Europe!

Did You Know? This was the first Volkswagen Kombi to be built with a front-mounted, water-cooled engine. It was available in two wheelbases, namely “short” (2920mm) and “long” (3320mm).

Fourth Generation (T4) VW Kombi at a Glance

Power Train

Engine

  • 2.0 L Petrol
  • 2.5 L Petrol
  • 2.8 VR6 Petrol
  • 2.8 V6 Petrol
  • 1.9 L Turbo Diesel
  • 1.9 L Diesel
  • 2.4 L Diesel
  • (Please note that not engine derivatives were available in South Africa)

Transmission

  • 5-speed manual
  • 4-speed automatic

Wheelbase

  • 2,920 mm (swb)
  • 3,320 mm (lwb)

Length

  • 4,707 mm (swb)
  • 5,107 mm (lwb)

Height

  • 1,940 mm (normal roof)
  • 2,430 mm (high roof)

Width

  • 1,840 mm

Third Generation (T3) VW Kombi
1979 – 2002

Launched in 1980 (with production commencing in 1979) and discontinued everywhere except in South Africa in 1990, this is the Volkswagen Kombi (it was also marketed a The VW Microbus) that became part of Popular Culture in South Africa. From the David Kramer TV and Print Ads to the family holidays that were taken by hundreds of thousands of South African Families this T3 VW Kombi is a cultural icon and part of South Africa’s automotive history.

This Third Generation of VW Kombi was the last to use a rear-engined layout, and thanks to its ease of maintenance and durability there are still many found on the rods of South Africa today.

Did You Know? This VW Kombi was built right here in South Africa at the VW Uitenhage Plant, just around the corner from our Group 1 Pre-owned Showroom.

Third Generation (T3) VW Kombi at a Glance

Power Train

Engine

  • 1.6 L Petrol, air-cooled
  • 1.9 L Petrol, water-cooled
  • 2.0 L Petrol, air-cooled
  • 2.1 L Petrol, water-cooled
  • 2.3 L Petrol, water-cooled
  • 2.5 L Petrol, water-cooled
  • 2.6 L Petrol, water-cooled
  • 1.6 L Diesel
  • 1.7 L Diesel
  • (Please note that not engine derivatives were available in South Africa)

Transmission

  • 4-speed manual
  • 5-speed manual
  • 3-speed automatic

Wheelbase

  • 2,461 mm

Length

  • 4,569 mm

Height

  • 1,928 mm

Width

  • 1,844 mm

Second Generation (T2) VW Kombi
1967 – 1979

The quintessential “Hippy Van” was launched in 1967 and thanks to its ability to carry people safely around over long distances this and the previous generation of VW Kombi became a symbol of the counterculture movement of the 1960s. It was affordable, reliable, easy to maintain and can even today be found on many South African roads. These Second Generation T2 VW Kombi Vehicles are very rare to find on our showroom floor and in most instances are snapped up as soon as they become available.

Did You Know? Production of the T2 VW Kombi continued in Brazil until 2013. When the final model rolled off of the production lines it was the final Kombi to be built with a rear placed engine and ended a historic engine layout run that dated back to the original VW Kombi Prototype built in 1935.

Second Generation (T2) VW Kombi at a Glance

Power Train

Engine

  • 1.6 L Petrol
  • 1.7 L Petrol
  • 1.8 L Petrol
  • 1.8 L Petrol
  • 2.0 L Petrol
  • (Please note that not engine derivatives were available in South Africa)

Transmission

  • 4-speed manual
  • 3-speed automatic

Wheelbase

  • 2,400 mm

Length

  • 4,505 mm

Height

  • 1,940 mm

Width

  • 1,720 mm

First Generation Type 2 (T1) VW Kombi
1950 – 2067

Highly valued as collectors pieces, the First Generation Type 2 VW Kombi is a rare vehicle indeed. With its split front screen and “French Style” hinged rear passenger doors it is almost impossible to find one of these beautiful vehicles in South Africa, except in Automotive Museums.

The first production models rolled off of the production lines in 1949, with European and then later US sales commencing in 1950. Available in a multitude of model variants, one of the most popular proved to be the VW Samba-Bus, a luxury version of the Kombi with skylight windows and a cloth sunroof. Other variants included, but were not limited to:

  • A Panel Van (Early LCV)
  • A Westfalia Camping Van

Did You Know? When launched in South Africa this and the next to generations of VW Kombi Vehicles became known as a well-loved variation of the ice cream van.

First Generation Type 2 (T1) VW Kombi at a Glance

Power Train

Engine

  • 1.1 L Petrol
  • 1.2 L Petrol
  • 1.5 L Petrol
  • 1.6 L Petrol
  • (Please note that not engine derivatives were available in South Africa)

Transmission

  • 3-speed manual
  • 4-speed manual

Wheelbase

  • 2,400 mm

Length

  • 4,280 mm

Height

  • 1,940 mm

Width

  • 1,720 mm

Used VW Kombi FAQ’s

Q: Is the VW Kombi safe?
A: Over the years the safety of the VW Kombi has improved along with VW’s other models to the point where yes today the latest VW Kombi People Carriers are possibly some of the safest vehicles available. They contain everything from a first aid kid when bought new to all of the following standard VW Kombi Safety Features: Driver and front passenger airbags, a child lock for sliding doors in the passenger area, ISOFIX child seat anchorage points and a warning buzzer and light for when the drivers seatbelt is not fastened. Certain models also include VW’s Rest Assist fatigue detection system.

Q: Is a VW Kombi a reliable vehicle?
A: The VW name, and the Kombi in particular, has built its reputation on reliability and safety for the people. Th Used VW Kombi for Sale at Group 1 are no exception, as they not only come with the reliability one has come to expect from the Volkswagen brand, but we also thoroughly check every one of the Pre-owned VW Kombi Vehicles before offering them for sale to our customers.

Q: Is there a Used VW Kombi Automatic Transmission available?
A: There are VW Kombi Vehicles with Automatic Transmission available, but they are subject to Used Car Availability. If you cannot find the VW Kombi you are looking for on this page please do not hesitate to contact us and we will help to source the right Used VW Kombi for you.

Used VW Kombi Prices

Used VW Kombi Prices can and will differ depending on a number of factors! These include, but are no means completely defined by the following:

  • The age of the Kombi in question: New models might still have part of their warranty or service plan in place and generally tend to be in better physical and mechanical condition. However, first generation (and some second generation) VW Kombi Busses are highly collectable and this will also affect their price.
  • The Kombi model type: Engine size and trim level will have an affect on price. Additionally, some older generation models are available as Used 4×4 VW Kombi Vehicles.
  • Optional extras added: The Kombi is easy to accessories and any additional “extras” that have been added will also influence the price.
    • If you would like to find out more about our Used VW Kombi Prices or Pre-owned VW Kombi Specials please contact us at any one of the following Group 1 Pre-owned Branches:

      Find a Used VW Kombi in the Western Cape

      From the 1960’s until today there has been a constant demand for a Used VW Kombi in Cape Town and the Western Cape! For your convenience you can visit us or contact us at one of three Group 1 Pre-owned Showrooms to discuss our provincial or national delivery service:

      Group 1 Pre-owned in Kuils River
      Tel:
      021 900 5200

      Group 1 Pre-owned in Stellenbosch
      Tel:
      021 887 6900

      Group 1 Pre-owned in Knysna
      Tel:
      044 302 2600

      Find a Used VW Kombi in Gauteng

      You can purchase a quality Used VW Kombi in Johannesburg and Gauteng at one of two strategically placed Group 1 branches. We can also deliver your Used VW Kombi vehicle to you anywhere in Gauteng! Some of the best Used VW Kombi Prices in Gauteng are always guaranteed!

      Group 1 at The Glen
      Tel:
      010 593 4393

      Group 1 in Midrand
      Tel:
      011 312 2678

      Used VW Kombi for Sale in the Eastern Cape

      From people carriers to much loved family cars, Used VW Kombi for Sale at our Port Elizabeth and Uitenhage showrooms are always very much in demand in the Eastern Cape! Please contact us one of two Group 1 Pre-owned Eastern Cape Showrooms to find out more about our Used VW Kombi range:

      Group 1 in Port Elizabeth
      Tel:
      041 994 1800

      Group 1 in Uitenhage
      Tel:
      041 994 1800

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