Used Volkswagen California (2005 - 2015) Review

Review by David Ross on
Last Updated: 24 Sep 2009
4
Many people will have fond memories of once owning a 'Camper van'. And while plenty of these older models are still on the roads, it is perhaps easy to overlook the fact that Volkswagen still sells its equivalent today.
Volkswagen California (05-15)
Less expensive to buy than a proper motorhome, top quality fittings, strong TDI engine
Lacks the charm of the original 'Camper Van', high prices

New price range:

£35,555 - £51,997

Used price range:

£11,510 - £46,452

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Summary

Parkers Rating:

4 out of 5

Many people will have fond memories of once owning a 'Camper van'. And while plenty of these older models are still on the roads, it is perhaps easy to overlook the fact that Volkswagen still sells its equivalent today. Based on the Volkswagen Caravelle, the California offers a four-seat/four-berth travelling companion and even comes complete with the kitchen sink.

The California sleeps two in it's pop-up roof compartment and two in the passenger compartment - it can also carry water and gas. It might lack the simplistic charm of the original Camper, but it's a capable part-time traveller and is certainly more manageable than a full-size motorhome.

Parkers Ratings

Overall

4 out of 5

Performance

3.5 out of 5

Handling

3 out of 5

Comfort

4 out of 5

Practicality

4.5 out of 5

Behind the wheel

4 out of 5

Safety

3.5 out of 5

Reliability

4 out of 5

Running costs

2.5 out of 5

Green credentials

2 out of 5

Buying used

2 out of 5

Selling

3 out of 5

Equipment

4 out of 5

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