Can I Buy a Volkswagen Bus?

August 29th, 2018 by

Red VW Bus and Yellow ID Buzz van in front of palm trees

If you’re searching for a Volkswagen Bus for sale, it can be best to search out a vintage car seller in your area. Found one for sale online? You’ll want to bring it to a mechanic that has experience with the VW Bus, as they can have unique concerns. Find out more about the history and future of the Volkswagen Bus by contacting Auffenberg Volkswagen, serving Madison and beyond.

Rent a Volkswagen Bus

Renting a Volkswagen Bus can be a great way to enjoy the classic style of a VW Bus without the maintenance and general upkeep. Just search for “Volkswagen Bus Rentals Near East St. Louis” to see if any vintage car rental agencies near you offer them. Keep an eye out for the following variations:

  • Volkswagen Bus Tent
  • Volkswagen Camper Van
  • Volkswagen Hightop Camper Van
  • Volkswagen Type 2 (T1) Microbus
  • Volkswagen Type 2 (T2) “Bay Window” Bus
  • Volkswagen Samba-Bus or Deluxe Microbus
  • Volkswagen Westfalia Camping Van

Many of these models have been customized for camping with sleeping berths, stoves, water tanks, and more. They’re a great vehicle for outdoor adventures near Madison with added vintage flair.

History of the Volkswagen Bus

The first Volkswagen Type 2 Microbus was introduced in 1950. This model is what most people think of as a classic VW Bus. It used a Volkswagen air-cooled engine in the rear of the vehicle, and the original model had a classic split windshield design.

Different variants were produced, and collectors commonly distinguish them by the amount of windows. The Volkswagen Samba, for example, is also known as the 23-window model, the most windows offered in a VW Bus. However, in 1964, a tax on vehicles like the bus causes prices to increase and sales to drop. Many later models weren’t available in America.

Is the Volkswagen Bus Coming Back?

Volkswagen has recently announced that an electric VW Bus is planned for 2022. This vehicle is based on the I.D. Buzz concept which uses VW’s Modular Electric Drive kit.

  • The 2022 VW Bus is planned to use the same platform as an upcoming electric VW SUV. It’s based on the I.D. Crozz concept on display at recent auto shows.
  • The I.D. Buzz concept (pictured above) offers a 300 mile driving range and can recharge up to 80 percent in 30 minutes with the VW fast-charge system.
  • While the innovation and engineering is new, you can expect classic styling and even a front trunk.
  • The I.D. Buzz concept offers a variety of seating configurations, making the new VW Bus a compelling option for large families.

Turn to Auffenberg Volkswagen for Current VW Models

If you’re looking for a new Volkswagen with plenty of room, Auffenberg Volkswagen offers the new VW Tiguan and VW Atlas. Contact us at (618) 622-4517 for more information, or stop by our showroom near Caseyville!

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    *College Grad:

    The Volkswagen College Graduate Program* offers a $500 Contract Bonus** for qualified college graduates who lease or purchase a new, unused Volkswagen vehicle through Volkswagen Credit. College Graduate Program is subject to credit approval and is available to U.S. citizens or permanent residents who graduated from a U.S. or Canadian accredited college/university no more than 24 months prior to credit application. Applicant must be employed in a full-time permanent position or have a written commitment from a future employer. References, proof of income, copy of degree or official transcript, and contact information for college/university required. Credit history is not required, but existing credit must be in good standing and have no previous derogatory credit. Program good from January 1, 2021 to June 30, 2021. Program not valid in Puerto Rico. See your local Volkswagen dealer for details or, for general product information, call 1-800-Drive-VW. **Volkswagen of America, Inc. will pay a $500 Contract Bonus when customers eligible for the College Graduate Program lease or purchase a new, unused Volkswagen vehicle through participating dealers and finance the lease or purchase through Volkswagen Credit from January 1, 2021 to June, 30, 2021. Excludes Certified Pre-Owned vehicles. May not be combined with 2014-2015 VW TDI programs (V1903-79L and 81R). Subject to credit approval by Volkswagen Credit. Bonus must be applied toward customer lease or purchase and is not redeemable for cash. Offer not valid in Puerto Rico. See your local Volkswagen dealer for details or, for general product information, call 1-800-Drive-VW.

    *Military / 1st Responder:

    The Military & First Responders Program offers a $500* Bonus for qualified Military and First Responders who lease or purchase a new, unused Volkswagen vehicle.Volkswagen of America, Inc. will pay a $500 Military and First Responders Bonus for qualified active duty U.S. Military service members, U.S. Military Veterans (Veterans must be within 24 months of active duty), U.S. Military retirees, First Responders (Police Officer, Sheriff/Sherriff’s Deputy, Correctional Officer, State Trooper, Federal Law Enforcement Officer, Firefighter (career or volunteer), EMT, Paramedic, 911 Dispatcher/Operator) and their family household members who purchase or lease a new, unused MY15-MY21 Volkswagen model (excluding Golf R) through participating dealers from January 1, 2021 to June 30, 2021. Proof of military/first responder eligibility and residency of family household member (if applicable) required. Bonus applied toward MSRP and is not available for cash. Fleet customers are not eligible. One bonus per VIN. Eligible customers may receive this bonus on up to two Volkswagen vehicles per year. See your local Volkswagen dealer or, for general product information, call 1-800-Drive-VW. ©2020 Volkswagen of America, Inc.


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