Can I Buy a Volkswagen Bus?

August 31st, 2018 by

Red VW Bus next to a Yellow VW ID Buzz Concept
If you’re a Chicago driver searching for a Volkswagen Bus for sale, it may be best to search out a dealer who specializes in vintage cars — though we certainly have seen them in our used vehicle inventory before. Even if you do find one of these hidden gems, you will want to bring it to a mechanic who has experience with them — old Volkswagen Bus models can have some unique issues.

Drivers looking for a solution now may be out of luck, but we have some suggestions for how you can get your VW Bus fix without buying one — and a potential future where you might find the successor to the Bus right here.

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. Be sure to scout out for the following different versions:

  • 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

You’ll find quite a few older VW Bus models have been customized — it might take some of the charm out, but it will make that camping trip a little more practical, too. It’s why they’re a great vehicle for outdoor adventures near Orland Park with added vintage flair.

Is the Volkswagen Bus Coming Back?

Volkswagen recently announced an electric VW Bus… for 2022. Built off of the I.D. Buzz concept (pictured above), this vehicle uses the VW Modular Electric Drive kit, and will supposedly use the same platform as an upcoming electric SUV based on the I.D. Crozz concept.

The I.D. Buzz concept is capable of a 300-mile driving range and could recharge as much as 80 percent of the battery in half an hour on the VW fast-charge system. While the innovation and engineering is new, you can expect classic styling and even a front trunk.

Turn to Mike Haggerty Volkswagen for Current VW Models

If you’re looking for a new Volkswagen with plenty of room, Mike Haggerty Volkswagen offers the new VW Tiguan and VW Atlas. If you’re more interested in classic Volkswagen models, we occasionally have a retro used Beetle in stock. Contact us at (708) 423-5000 for more information, or stop by our showroom near Countryside!

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