Used Volkswagen Caddy Maxi Life (2008 - 2010) Review

Review by David Ross on
Last Updated: 20 Oct 2014
3.5
It might be based on a humble van, but the Caddy Maxi Life has all the credentials it needs to win recognition as a great family car. As the name suggests it's based on the Caddy van which means it's able to offer plenty of room for seven - along with all their luggage - and is good value for money too.
Volkswagen Caddy Maxi Life (08-10)
High quality cabin, masses of passenger space, can seat seven, large boot, sliding side doors
Van-like appearance, rearmost seat difficult to remove, other people carriers are more user-friendly inside

New price range:

£17,133 - £19,151

Used price range:

£2,605 - £5,857

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Summary

Parkers Rating:

3.5 out of 5

It might be based on a humble van, but the Caddy Maxi Life has all the credentials it needs to win recognition as a great family car. As the name suggests it's based on the Caddy van which means it's able to offer plenty of room for seven - along with all their luggage - and is good value for money too. An excellent reputation for quality and a refined ride make the Caddy Maxi Life a strong alternative to traditional people carriers, especially as it is available with a choice of diesel engines and manual or semi-automatic gearboxes.

However, the rear seats aren't as flexible or as user-friendly as other people carriers and a new buy, it looks quite expensive.

Parkers Ratings

Overall

3.5 out of 5

Performance

3.5 out of 5

Handling

3 out of 5

Comfort

3.5 out of 5

Practicality

4 out of 5

Behind the wheel

4 out of 5

Safety

3.5 out of 5

Reliability

4 out of 5

Running costs

3.5 out of 5

Green credentials

3.5 out of 5

Buying used

3 out of 5

Selling

3 out of 5

Equipment

4 out of 5

What owners say...

 Size - its massive with the back seats out, could sleep in there and flit loads of kids stuff and bikes etc.  

3 out of 5

Andrew Roberts ,   27 Aug 2015    ... read more

 It's practicality on wheels, the middle seats all fold forward so the back seats removed, the space is huge! We have had a complete single bed in there, 3 seater plus 2 seater sofas and 2 adults, 3...  

5 out of 5

Eve Lamond ,   30 Aug 2013    ... read more

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