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Volkswagen Caddy

Volkswagen Caddy (page 2 of 2)

Mk.4, 2K.I and 2K.II
2.8 from 40 reviews

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Caddy 2006 1.9 TDi

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Great to drive and excellent fuel economy when it is on the road. However, it is not on the road long enough between expensive breakdowns / repairs. Eight years old with 260000km and I'm over it. I also have a Hiace with 500000km & going strong. Should've bought another one.

Engine Size1.9L Turbo

Stuart

StuartTuggerah

Have Just taken Delivery of my Third Caddy

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First Caddy 2006 TDI manual traded in 2009 Did have problem with gear box auto, replaced under warranty, I was Given replacement car while work was being done can't fault Central Coast Motor Group. Had Second Caddy TDI Auto for 120,000km Great to drive long distances. New 2014 Caddy has Coarse Control, and Bluetooth.
This should just about make it perfect.
All car can have problems some more then others I guess I was lucky. Its how you get looked after at the time is what's important.

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Dan

DanSydney

2013 VW Caddy - Edition 30

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BadgeTDI320 Edition 30
Jamie B

Jamie BMelbourne

  • 3 reviews
  • 14 likes

Unreliable

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TransmissionManual
1 comment
AGRADEMECHANIC
AGRADEMECHANIC

Please provide engine type + size and type of transmission


Evelyn

EvelynHamilton

  • 2 reviews
  • 4 likes

Well, I like it.

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Hard to locate a dealership that actually has one onsite to look at. I also have to drive 4 hours to get to a Service Centre for commercial VWs. But I found a diesel engine model at a Mildura,Vic. dealership and was able to buy it and drive it home within two hours. I like it and am starting to see a few others being driven here in this Western District location.
Good kilometers/ litre of diesel. Smooth ride. Very roomy.
Small pebble cracked windscreen within 3 weeks of purchase. Side mirror flips out of position constantly.


V Dubber

V Dubberchristchurch

2012 Caddy Maxi 1.2 Turbo 5 speed.

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I brought mine brand new almost a year ago. I love it, so nice to drive and suits my needs perfectly. Good power and economy mix, and the twin sliding doors are great. My only regrets are I didn't order cruise control and the 17" alloys, the 15's look a little small but I can live with that...
Very refined for a commercial vehicle, good build quality, peppy engine, good looks, versatile.
Nothing

BadgeTSI175 Maxi
Engine Size1.2L Turbo
TransmissionManual
2 comments
V Dubber
V Dubber

Update: The 2012 Caddy has now clocked up 77,000 klm without a single issue. It's coming up 3 years old so will be out of the warranty soon, but i feel confident it will continue to be totally reliable. My advise buy a manual petrol version...

V Dubber
V Dubber

whitevan

whitevanOrange

2005 Caddy 1.6 petrol

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Engine Size1.6L

DutchAussie

DutchAussieMount Barker, SA

  • 2 reviews
  • 3 likes

2006 VW Caddy

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I bought the VW Caddy 1.9 L TDI with DSG in February 2007.
At this stage I have done 61,000 Km, mostly using Biodiesel.
The van has been excellent so far. It is great to drive, I love the DSG.
Fuel economy is brilliant at 6.2 L/100 Km!
I found the VW part cost high and services expensive.
The VW Caddy Van is great to drive and has excellent fuel economy.

Engine Size1.9L Turbo
TransmissionAutomatic

Disappointing VW

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I was a pretty happy owner for the first few years.. Proud. even after the initial shock of the overpriced servicing.. which I accepted as part of the price of owning a brand new vehicle.. my first . after an assortment of minor malfunctions from the body through to electrical ( after warranty ) then the gear box goes on a four year old VW vehicle . $6600 later .. not so proud.. as it turns out a common problem. Disappointed
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Great sized small van.. fuel efficient.. originally inexpensive.
Overpriced servicing.. terrible dealer service.. Poor quality vehicle in the end.

Engine Size1.6L
TransmissionManual
Mail man

Mail manBrisbane

  • 3 reviews
  • 8 likes

Caddy Falls Short

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Just paid $1860.00 for a 180,000 service do I need to say anymore ! I have had to many things go wrong to mention over the 4 years bought new and serviced at V W dealer. Would not recommend to anyone for business use. Will buy Hyundai I Load and get 5 year warranty fixed price servicing and unlimited Klm.
Fuel economy was good about 6.5 ltrs per 100km
Parts and servicing to expensive. If your getting it done cheaper it probably not being done properly


Jiffa

JiffaPerth, Western Australia

Worse car ever!

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TransmissionManual

Terrible

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2 comments
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CARPET CLEANER
Jiffa
Jiffa

Dynamic Locksmiths

Dynamic LocksmithsGreater Melbourne (Outer), VIC

  • 4 reviews
  • 2 likes

Caddy 2010 DSG TD

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Engine Size1.9L Turbo
TransmissionDSG
TransmissionAutomatic
2 comments
Very Happy04
Very Happy04
VickiG
VickiG

Seeking all persons with a problem

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We have had our Caddy for just over three years now and it has done 130 000kms. Apparently the Gearbox has gone, VW gets to decide if they repair or replace it. I think not. We got from a good dealer but as now the Dealearship is with the dodgy brothers. Just wanted to hear from anybody else with similar problems.
Loved it before this, but $ 8500 gear box @ 130 000k's Don't like anymore.

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jan hall

drifand

drifandWA, 6112

  • 151 reviews
  • 47 likes

Absolutely not worth investing

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sampson3199

sampson3199

  • 11 reviews
  • 8 likes

Excellent

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Averaged 4.2l/100 km on the trip. Total average over 120,000 km is 5.9l/100km. My wife drives this car for her antique/furniture shop. Uses the space all the time. She totally loves this car even after 4 years! No problems at all.
Great size: small to park but huge in carrying capacity. Holds a double mattress in the back. Lots of ingenious storage areas under seats and above. So economical in the 1.9 turbo diesel manual. Great finish and dash. Handles well. Cheap to service. Easy on tyres.
Seats are a bit hard. Drove from Perth to Adelaide and back in a week with a sore bottom.


rearrange

rearrangeAU

  • 28 reviews
  • 35 likes

Good

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TransmissionManual
2 comments
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I should also add that the van has had a variety of rattles over its life (2.5 years, 20,000km's) and the VW symbol dropped off the key some time ago. Neither reflect good build quality.


Terrible

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I have just traded my 2006 1.9 Caddy Life and feels good to have it gone. When traded it needed about another $4,000.00 of repairs – air conditioning didn’t work (2nd time) rear brakes, rear shock absorbers & CV joints all needed fixing and I had just spent $2,500.00 fixing the clutch (and that was the cheap single plate one) at 120,000km. Recently fixed the clutch on a Toyota (with 210,000km) for $330.00. Paint, yes paint, was coming off radio buttons, power window buttons, and passenger and drivers arm rests.
Fun to driveVery Economical (diesel)Good SizeGood Performance
Unreliable Poor quality finish in some areasvery very expensive to fix

Engine Size1.9L Turbo

Great to drive but don't keep it for long

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Our company operates 10 VW Caddy's so far we have split two gearboxes one with only 70,000 kilometres on the clock. We have Toyotas with over 300,000 kms and they have not had a spanner laid on them other than regular service.
great fuel economy
Unreliable and expensive to repair


MightyTriby

MightyTribyNSW, 2567

  • 15 reviews
  • 3 likes

OK

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Engine Size1.9L Turbo

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Questions & Answers

Karl A

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Hi everybody I have bought a 16 plate in May Volkswagen caddy from Peterborough Volkswagen I have a issue With it or several issues but the latest one is if I open or unlock just the back doors my alarm will go off any ideas anybody Volkswagen at Peterborough Tell me it’s something to do with the tow-bar which I had fitted in July? The problem started four weeks ago any answers please get in touch thank you

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How long until you need to replace the engine on a Volkswagen caddy?

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2001 caddy wont rev up and glow plug light starts flashing

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Volkswagen Caddy Mk.4

Volkswagen Caddy Mk.4

4.0
(2)
Volkswagen Caddy 2K.I
  • Discontinued

Volkswagen Caddy 2K.I

2.6
(26)
Volkswagen Caddy 2K.II
  • Discontinued

Volkswagen Caddy 2K.II

2.8
(11)
CategoryVansVansVans
Release dateDec 2015Mar 2005Dec 2010
Discontinuation dateNov 2010Nov 2015

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