Regular Car Reviews special review of a VW Vanagon

Regular Car Reviews created this amazing special to talk about a 1989 VW Vanagon Westfalia

Regular Car Reviews has been cranking out fantastic videos for years now. What makes the content great is the tone and knowledge delivered. The actual footage was fine. It was never eye candy and it never needs to be. But what happens when you do make the footage as wonderful as the words being said? You get the video below; a Regular Car Reviews special covering the 1989 Volkswagen Vanagon Westfalia.

The RCR crew teamed up with a Canadian company that clearly knows its way around visual mediums. This footage is gorgeous. Yet the tone and jokes are still very much RCR-grade material. It’s smart and funny. And occasionally over the top in the way we’ve all come to enjoy and expect from this crew.

And just when you wonder if maybe RCR is getting too touchy-feely. Too soft. The “commercial” segment comes in and makes you laugh, smile, and cringe all at once.

This is a truly fantastic video. A hearty well done to everyone involved.

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3 responses to “Regular Car Reviews created this amazing special to talk about a 1989 VW Vanagon Westfalia”

  1. I_Borgward Avatar

    That’s not a vehicle. It’s a lifestyle statement.

    I’ve had three friends who ignored my hand-waving protestations and dismissive vocalizations and bought used Vanagons. I told them that within a year, they’d either be faced with a blown engine or a transaxle that needed to be rebuilt, possibly both. My prediction was painfully true in all instances, and their special memories consisted primarily of flatbeds and AAA putting them on hold.

    The bright side for my friends? They managed to sell their hippy money pits to some other star-eyed fools without losing too much money. The cycle continues, the joy is passed. Auf Wiedersehen.

    Meanwhile, my old Econoline continues to trundle along. It may not be fashionable, but I’ve yet to make any roadside tea in it.

    1. Sjalabais Avatar

      Exactly the point of the video. I only have two friends with whom that scenario was played out. One of them got their van stolen here in Norway, which is odd, because car theft is just not a thing here. Convinced two others to go for a Hiace, one of them got a Hyundai H1 instead and didn’t even notice until she signed the contract…

      The video is truly different visually, a good watch, even though the RCR concept is quite worn out by now. I wonder if they put all those stickers on the van for the video, or if they really found someone who is more stereotype than human being.

    2. SlowJoeCrow Avatar

      Sportsmobile used to do some very nice Econoline campers, including 4x4s. There are several in my area of varying degrees of newness, there is even a 1980s vintage diesel Econoline camper still in service. While never as fashionable as VWs or Sprinters, they make a lot of sense if you want to go seriously off road or tow a decent sized trailer. While I love the clever packaging of Westfalias the price premium is ridiculous.