Great people mover with plenty of power for overtaking. Service issues +++ which was disappointing . Automatic doors were an issue (grinding noises) only fixed after many services with agent. Transmission failed recently after many ‘discussions’ with the agent (grinding noises with gear changes throughout the warranty period)- took it elsewhere. Still love it but would a buy another??
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Brilliant car sadly let down by electrical issues
Volkswagen T6 Generation Six Multivan TDI450
Just beautiful inside with leather and comfortable chairs that are outstanding (despite being manual not electric) for long touring . . . family did a 3000km journey in 10 days and it was a superb freeway cruiser.
The dash layout is simple and easy to use with only one issue, the engine start/stop button which is way over on the left and hasn't been moved closer to the driver in from the left hand conversion. You get used to it but being German surprised they didn't consider this.
A manual h...and break is clunky and awkward as it's low to the ground, but again you do get used to it as there's no 21st century electronic version (or even a Toyota Tarago foot operated type). Adaptive suspension works to iron out the bumps on Sydney's roads - yes there is a definite difference between comfort and sport settings, but don't think this is a sporty car as there's constant body roll no matter what setting it's in. And what this car is really all about above the standard Multivan is the engine. The base TDI340 is acceptable, but lack luster, a tad thirsty and a little under done for such a heavy car. VW are smart, as once you have tested the TDI450, you can't really go back.
Love the size. That's it!
I bought a lemon. First the engine would lose power as I tried to accelerate. Many a times trying to merge into traffic after having come to a complete stop, I would put my foot down and nothing happened, then all of a sudden, whiplash!. The sliding door would fall off and as it weighs a huge amount of kgs, it was very hard to put back- especially if it happened on an incline.
I took the car back and the door was fixed, the transmission looked at and improved (after a few visits to VW for both issues ) At this time it was still under warranty...
Practical people mover, but let down by VW service
VW Multivan TDI400 4-motion 2.0L bi-turbo diesel. Comfortline.
Power: 132 kW, Torque: 400 Nm. 7 speed DSG.
Options added: RDS-510 Sat-nav, multimedia, reverse camera (only chose this because you cant get a reverse camera by itself). Unfortunately this added $3500 to price. Side-assist (very helpful with a van this size, I would recommend ticking this option). Folding table (IMO, leave this out, I removed it shortly after we took delivery, as it impedes access to rear, we never use it, and it is now collecting dust in the garage).
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What a shambles
Having been persuaded by my German husband to buy a VW Multivan I did so with some trepidation. We bought the van new in Feb 2011. From the off there where faults, air con failed/packed up three times, the passenger sliding door would not open, the locking system failed and the engine management system was faulty and taken back in 17 times.
VW Australia and VWE Germany scratched their heads trying to fix the issue.
Problem being as follows the van would cruise along and then loose power you would put your foot on the gas and nothing then WHOO...
We bought this car new, the 2014 VW Multivan Highline and we have used it for a bit more then a year. We "upgraded (Debatable)" to the 2014 WV Multivan Highline over a Toyota Kluger. The Toyota Kluger is A LOT more powerful than the VW Multivan (With the TDI400 upgraded engine)! It is sluggish when picking up, but other than that it is alright, that's why I only gave it 4 stars. Inside, the air con is great, the seat warmers in the front are FANTASTIC! The are 150% better than the Kluger. The amount of leg room in all parts of the cabin are ama...zing. Plenty of space to move around. The fact that you can walk from the front (Driver Seat) to the back(Back Bench Seats) is amazing! We have a table in ours and it is so cool. Be able to have takeaway and sit all around the table (With the help of the swivel chairs, turning 360 degrees) and eat is amazing! The auto sliding doors are a treat, but are NO TOYS!! When they open, they open with force, when they close, they close with force. The doors do have safety features, but they won't stop if a tissue box is in the way, therefore little children could sustain very serious or even fatal injuries from these doors, and this happening is EXTREMELY rare, but never say never! The doors will stop if a 8-100(may vary from person to person) year person is in the way. Diesel is cheap, and thats nice. We did however need to go to service because one family member broke a very in-significant part of the table and the repair finished about 2 hours after it was scheduled! It will leave a dent in your wallet- ours I cost $80,714.75 . Overall, a very good car. Reminder- This is not supported by VW in any way. The Multivan truly does Multitask.
Great family car spoiled by high repairs and VW customer service
we thought a new multi van MY2010 was the family car of our dreams. Big, easy to drive, economical and looked like the van from scoobie doo. Several in warranty problems but post warranty spent $10k on repairs inc $1k on replacement ignition cyclinder. Have just sold and bought a Honda Odyssey. Loved the VW but not the problems.
We love our VW Multivan!
Bought ours new in 2010 and it hasn't skipped a beat in 70K kms. On 2nd set of tyres and had a small warranty job on the ignition key (hard to pull out). I fitted a towbar and it tows well. Very comfortable to drive especially on long trips, the kids and wife love it, and very frugal. Can be heavy to steer around town, but very good visibility (you sit higher than in a Landcruiser). Would probably go the Highline model next time - electric doors would be perfect. The DSG box works like a dream and the engine has plenty of get-up-and-go, which i...s surprising for a car of this size. Love the rain-sensing wipers, auto-dimming rearview mirror, park sensors, etc. Great allround visibility (huge mirrors) and as easy to park as a sedan. The only 'fault' I can think of is that at 1.97 m you do have to check carpark height limits!
Great car with few faults
I have owned a TDI 400 Multivan since I purchased it new in 2012. Since that time I have one small fault which was promptly fixed. I have travelled over 40,000km and have experienced no other issues except for relatively quick tyre wear. This vehicle is perfect for hauling large families and it is well suited to both long distance travel and the local school run.
Best car ever
I am a father of 5 children all under 7 years old. I own a 2011 Multivan 2.5 TDi. The Multivan is by far the best car I have owned,and I have owned a few quality luxury cars over the years. It is the only people mover that I can fit all the kids with child seats in and still have enough room to fit prams and shopping. When we have been away on holiday we have had 6 full size suitcases in it as well as a pram and porta-cot with ease (no other vehicle can do this for and still fit in undercover parking). The Multivan is a car, and the only car, t...hat I will be buying again. Servicing has been well priced and I have not had any other issues with it at all. The perfect vehicle for a family! Reliable, fuel efficient, fits everyone in comfort, etc etc... Would like bluetooth as a standard fitting.
Door fell off
The sliding door fell off after buying it new in 2011. We only had it 2 months! Was treated poorly from the kedron dealership in brisbane as well as vw headoffice as it was a legal issue design fault and they didn't want to accept responsibility. It was eventually fixed after 5 weeks with no car as the dealership wanted to hire a replacement car with $1000 insurance excess - we thought not!!
We will buy mercedes next time - at least you get treated like a human being
The kids love it - lots of room and no fighting over who sits where
Door fell off. heavy doors
Vantastic.Highline 4motion. We have a family of 6 and we can go anywhere now.
A very comfortable car for family of 6-7. We love it.
We had a 2003 prado grande for previous car that handled like a boat compared to this. The children use to fight over the middle row seat now there is no fights.
Pleasure to drive. You sit high above the traffic. handles better than expected. takes of well after once u reach 15km. plenty of power. love the electric doors.
Takes a bit to get use to the way the brake and accelerator operate when taking of from a stop.
Questions & Answers
side electric doors playing up,switches on dash flashing,left door will only open and close if the dash switch is continuously held
Our 2013 Comfortline has an intermittent slight transmission rattle when sitting stationary and idling...
My dealership considers it to be the DSG clutches??
It's been doing it for approx. 60,000kms. So it began at 120,000--now done 180,000
Believe Amaroks may develop similar noise?
Any comments please?
Key won't turn in ignition. Any help?
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