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Volkswagen T4 Overview

The Volkswagen T4 is classed as a light commercial vehicle which was produced by the German automobile manufacturing company Volkswagen. This vehicle was in production from 1990 to 2003, and in 1996 Volkswagen created a subsidiary called Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles who were responsible for the production of all commercial vehicles. This vehicle was a replacement for the ageing Type 2 T3. These vehicles are very well built but can be costly to buy second hand. These vans are seen as being very reliable, comfortable and have plenty space in terms of storage and in the cabin. They have some good engines and are well worth considering if you are after a second hand van. Does this sound like your experience of this vehicle?

Volkswagen T4 History

The Volkswagen T4 was introduced in 1990 and is better known as the Volkswagen Transporter. This van was a replacement for the Type 2 and was the first Volkswagen van to have a front mounted water cooled engine, and was long overdue. For reasons unknown, VW kept their rear mounted engine up til this point, lacking far behind competitors. The T4 was the first van to officially use the Transporter name and was available in several different versions. The T4 ceased production in 2003 to be replaced with the T5. Many still consider the T4 a better looking van than the T5.

Model Types

Panel Van Combi Van Caravelle Westfalia Single Cab Doka

Fuel Economy

The Volkswagen T4 was available in 1.8, 2.0, 2.5 or 2.8L petrol and 1.9 or 2.4L diesel engines. The 1.9L diesel is the most economical, offering up to 40mpg which is pretty good. Which engine do you have and how does it perform economically? The age, fuel type and engine size are determining factors when considering fuel economy.


The Volkswagen T4 was available in 5-speed manual and 4-speed automatic gearboxes. Which gearbox do you have and how do you rate its performance? If you need gearbox parts for your T4 then we can help you. Visit the Volkswagen gearbox section today.


Breakeryard can help you find Volkswagen T4 parts at very reasonable prices. Our comprehensive network of UK Breakers has parts for all makes and models at some of the best prices around. Either enter your vehicle details in our part finder or visit the T4 parts page to locate those needed parts.