I make two trips a year between Canada and Mexico. I am considering buying a Eurovan, but I am concerned about the reliability.
You should be aware that the word “reliable” is normally not used in the same sentence as “VW”, unless “reliable” is preceded by the word “not”.
Edmunds.com estimates that the average owner willpay $3445 over 5 years for repairs o a 2003 EuroVan. It would cost $2565 on average for a 2003 Odyssey for 5 years. It’s not as reliable as an Odysses, but does he extra $900 over 5 years scare you off? BTW, a comparably equipped EuroVan will sell for moe that $900 less than an Odyssey.
Since this is a used car, you need to spend most of your time looking for a van that has been well cared for. If it has been maintained well by the previous owner and you maintain it well, most vans will give you good service for a long time.