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Van Generic term referring to the Transporter.  Preferred term is Bus.

Vanagon The T3 generation of the Volkswagen Type 2, also known as the Vanagon in the U.S., as the Transporter or Caravelle in Europe, and also to some in Britain and Ireland as the T25, was built from 1980 until 1991. It was the last of the rear-engine Volkswagens.
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Vapor lock A situation where gasoline overheats and boils inside the fuel pump or carburetor of a hot engine, causing bubbles to form and the fuel flow to stop. Symptoms are stalling or hard starting.

Variant Canadian and European name for the Squareback.  Also used by VW for all car-based wagon/estate models in Germany to this date (Passat Variant, Golf Variant, etc.)
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Varta German manufacturer of batteries which, along with Bosch, Wilhelm Hagen, Moss and others, came in new VWs.

VDO OEM clock and gauge manufacturer for VW.

Vee-Dub Slang for VW

Venturi Ring A ring shaped device used on the rear of the shroud in front of the cooling fan to increase air velocity, and increase cooling. Used mostly on Fuel Injected Type 1's.

Verkaufswagen German: "sales vehicle"

Vert Slang for Convertible

VIN Vehicle Identification Number - can be found on the metal plate inside the front of the car (boot) and/or on the chassis is also sometimes printed on the dashboard

Vintage Classic.  Of old, recognized, and enduring interest, importance, or quality.

Vocho Widely-used nickname for the Beetle in Mexico.

Volksie Beetle nickname in South Africa.

Volksrod Most often a Volksrod is a Bug, any year with the fenders & running boards removes and a beam extender that relocates the front axle forward between 8 and 10 inches. The Volksrod is usually extremely lowered and often has other modifications like a chopped roof, reversed door hinges, shaved drip rail, shaved moldings, etc. Frequently the paint is original or primer or flat black shot out of a rattle can. Frequently mistaken for a unfinished project, this is the desired effect of the VolksRodder.

Volkswagen German for "people's car". 

Volkswagen AG The Volkswagen Company.  "Volkswagen Aktien Gesellschaft"

Volkswagenwerk  The Volkswagen factory in Wolfsburg, Germany.

Volky Nickname for the Beetle in Puerto Rico

Volla Nickname for the Beetle in South Africa

Vosvos Turkish nickname for air cooled beetles. In contrast to other nicknames, this one is an imitation of the distinctive sound of the air cooled engine as buses are called vosvos too.

Voltage Electric potential or potential difference expressed in volts.  Volkswagens are either 6-volt or 12-volt.  

VW Shortened version of Volkswagen

VW "Smell" Particular and distinctive smell that aircooled VWs often have.  Some reported sources for the scent are the upholstery stuffing, the rubber seals, etc.

VVWCA Vintage Volkswagen Club of America.  The Vintage Volkswagen Club of America (VVWCA) was founded in 1976 to serve as a network for vintage Volkswagen enthusiasts. As this hobby grows older, more Volkswagen models qualify as vintage. The VVWCA endeavors to assist all enthusiasts of vintage (and near to vintage) VWs in the historical, technical, and social aspects of this hobby. Local chapter are formed in many states.

VWAG Volkswagen Aktien Gesellschaft: Volkswagen of Germany, the parent company of all the other VW regional companies.

VWDB Volkswagen do Brasil 

VWDM Volkswagen de México

VWOA Volkswagen of America. 

VWOSA Volkswagen of South Africa

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