8Volkswagen Caddy

Volkswagen Caddy

 Verified
2.7

49 reviews · Statistics

PositivevsNegative
37%10%53%

Build Quality
3.1 (7)
Value for Money
2.9 (7)
Cleaning & Maintenance
2.9 (7)
Noise Level
3.9 (7)
Braking
4.0 (7)
Acceleration / Power
2.9 (7)
Gear Shifting
3.3 (7)
Suspension
3.6 (7)
Fuel Efficiency
3.7 (7)
Handling
3.9 (7)
Interior Design
3.3 (7)
Boot Size
4.0 (6)
Comfort
3.7 (7)
Features
3.0 (6)
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Volkswagen Caddy49 reviews
David W.
David W.
  Mk.4

Beware warranty not worth paper it is on

Had issues with new SWB caddy. Injectors and then Catalytic converter. It was new, filled with correct fuel and despite this had to get it towed. Dealer claimed it was my fault. Not covered under warranty. Total crap. Despite paying, not fixed. Asked Volkswagen Aust for help with dealer, they just ignored the issue despite shoddy repair and claims of what the issue was. All other warranty issues now invalidated due to this being blamed if anything occurs. Well practiced behavior by Dealer .... and Volkswagen Show details
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Human B.
Human B.VICCentral Highlands and Goldfields, VIC5 posts
  2K.II

Expensive to maintain petrol engine is a timebomb

The 1.2L TDI Skoda engine is a ticking timebomb. at 34,000 km on the odometer there was developing blowback sound from engine. Waterpump bearings ceased up prompting replacement. Aircon failed. Badly implemented engine cooling system relying on both mechanical and electric pumps. at 70,000 km turbo has air leaks all parts are short lived and overpriced. there are many bad stories on forums of simular circumstances but perhaps if volkswagen stuck to real wheel driven vehicles with their own engines than shoving in crappy terd bird motors to expire at 140,000km. Its these vehicles that inflate living expenses.
Mechanics and owners say engine lasts to 140,000 km before rebuild required. A recycle bottle. Show details
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Shane
ShaneQLDSouth East Queensland, QLD3 posts
  Fair Incentive Mk.4

Better options out there

I had purchased both the 2015 Caddy and Amarok.
But seriously regret buying the Caddy.
The rear suspension is terrible, unable to carry any weight in the rear, Was always riding rough as a rock on the bump stops when half loaded.
The other problem I had is losing gears while driving, Very dangerous while stuck in the middle of an intersection.
Apparently common problem with the 7speed auto gearbox.
These should never have been built with a DCT in them with such a small 1.4l engine.
The gearbox-engine combination can't handle any weight in the vehicle, makes it a very difficult driving.
On the other hand the Amarok has been great.
I don't know how Volkswagen got the a Caddy so wrong.
Shame.
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Lindsay
LindsayNSWIllawarra, NSW3 posts
  2K.II
Ted. W
Ted. WQLDSouth East Queensland, QLD
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Gary
GaryWAPerth, WA
  2K.I

Very reliable

I bought my first Caddy 1.6 2K about 3 years ago with 220k on the clock. Its been extremely reliable with normal maintenance. Only replaced brake rotors and pads as expected with mileage. Its used every day as a work van. Its just done over 315k. Recently I had a problem with power. Long story but in the end it s appear to be a bad fuel pump. Saying all this im very happy. Drives like a sedan...very comfortable with range of about 650km. Would buy another with question Show details
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Ted
Ted31 posts
  Mk.4

Great work car

Great car for work, 2.0TDI is responsive and powerful enough for around town. DSG works well and you easily adapt to it. Short wheel base but still plenty of room in the back. 2019 model year so it has Apple CarPlay/android Auto. Been perfectly reliable with zero faults in 50,000km.
My only gripe tho is when you have barn doors, you can’t get the reverse camera unless you ask VW to put one in after you take delivery of it, but saying that, the reverse camera once added is high resolution and looks just like the other VW cameras. Show details
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Sean W
Sean WNSWSydney, NSW30 posts
  Mk.4
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CatherinePerth3 posts
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Jay
Jay
  2K.II
Naomi
NaomiVICGreater Melbourne (Outer), VIC7 posts
  Mk.4
Rob H.
Rob H.4 posts
  Mk.4
Jonny I
Jonny IAU2 posts
  2K.I

10 years ownership... Let the trouble begin

Being a tradie, this van gets a beating. Has been reliable till now. The dam bulb out light on dash is constantly on with all bulbs working, starter motor recently replaced, clutch recently replaced, turbo diaphragm replaced, glow plugs replaced, left hand side ball joint replaced, front and rear brakes pads replaced and new battery. After 10 years and bought brand new with 215,000km on the clock now with constant start stop its been a great overall.

Steer away from the DSG and petrol models. You need to maintain these vans and they will give you years of trouble free motoring

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Matthewdean
Matthewdeansydney2 posts
  2K.II

Great durable car

Handles well, driving for 3 months now. At first I found it quite difficult to get used to after driving small sedans but overall it's been great.

Excellent fuel economy, averaging about 800 - 1000km per tank at this rate, some highway driving but it's definiltey a great feature.

Servicing seems reasonable considering European. I have friends who drive the same car and have complained about expensive prices.

Overall a good car and I would recommend.

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JAM
JAMNSWSydney, NSW6 posts
  2K.I

Questions & Answers

Rory H.
Rory H. · Caddy

Can a child seat be fitted on front passenger

Shane
Shane  

I'm pretty sure it's illegal to fit a child seat to the front of any car.

Rory H.
Rory H.  

Not illegal to fit a child seat in the front as long as there are no other seats in the back. What I mean are there pints to fit the child seat?

Rory H.
Rory H.  

In Queensland

Riaz A.
Riaz A. · Caddy

Volkswagen 2009 Speed sensor

Marie-Louise C.
Marie-Louise C. · Caddy

Hello...i`m considering buying a 2008, Caddy SWB, 1600 Manual, 180kms. Looks clean and owner has log book. The reviews have made me nervous! Any thoughts please? Cheers.

Shane
Shane  
Marie-Louise C.
Marie-Louise C.  

Morning Shane...thank you for taking the time to reply. Very helpful. Cheers.

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