Volkswagen Transporter – which engine is best?

I’m in the process of replacing my Ford Transit and really like the Volkswagen Transporter. Can you tell me which engine is best?

Asked on 8 October 2013 by Dean Hawkins

Answered by Dan Powell
The 2.0 TDI engine is a good all-rounder, but I’d go for the 102PS for the short wheelbase and the 140PS unit for the long. Don’t buy the 180PS unit unless you are moving heavy loads on a weekly basis.
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