Best vehicle we have had
Brought our T6 last year (2018) and haven’t regretted it for one day! Previously had a VW Amarok dual cab.
We found a dealer demonstrator that was about 10k cheaper than a brand new one and had only done 1500km included the table and tinted windows.
Two main reasons for buying, 1) i’m 2m tall. Which means in conventional cars and people movers there is very little leg room for the passenger sitting behind the driver. In the multi van this is never an issue as all the rear seats are movable and the second row also swivels to rearward face.
Purchased in July 2018.
Common sense gone out the window
MY18 Volkswagen Multivan Comfortline TDi340 7sp
Purchased new and had a genuine VW towbar fitted only recently have had to use my trailer but found out that access to rear tailgate was not possible as the handle on the coupling would stop the tail gate from opening so to gain access to rear storage area. You then have to disconnect trailer, open back tailgate then when you have finished loading or unloading (luggage area) or even access to car jack then you would have to re-connect trailer again. This is such an inconvenience let alone more imp...
Purchased in April 2018.
A very well designed van
This 7 seat people mover is 2016 built and bought new in mid 2017. The Hi-line model is pricey but for what I want, I have little choice among other vans available on market. The Multivan base model with 103kw has low power hence I went for the 150kw Hi-line. I did consider the Hyundai iMax but found many silly and annoyed design with it, for example the fuel flap is located behind the sliding door and if you are refueling, a rear seat passenger could accidentally open the door and the flap would be damaged. I did drive the petrol iMax in New ...Zealand over 5 days and swear I will never touch this van again, one word, its awful. Like most European vans, the VW has the fuel flap just behind the front door on the B pillars and locked by this door so there is no need for locking mechanism, safe and convenient. Another nice design of the VW is their seat belts are integrated in the seats so they don't dangle from the ceiling and don't interfere with passenger movements in and out of vehicle. Also when the rear seats are moved, the seatbelts move with the seats and this is not the case with seatbelts anchored on the ceiling or pillars. The VW also allow the rear seats to be rearranged with great flexibility by sliding them or removing them. The two single rear seats can also be faced front or rear using just a lever. Ride and NVH are not as good as sedan however considering the base is a good vehicle, these vans are world superior than many vans such as the Hi Ace. The diesel engine is very strong and the acceleration is brief, the DSG is also reliable, presents no issue in the last 11,000 km. Real life fuel consumption is excellent with an average 8.6 lit/100km in urban and 7 lit/100km on open road. Yes, I keep a diary of fuel purchases and odometer reading. The van allow me to load bulky stuff like building materials, furniture, garden tools etc.. with ease. Just slide the seats, or fold the back rests or remove the seats and you can have space for large goods. I have used the van for normal commuting, long trips and overnight camping, yes, the rear bench can be converted flat allowing two people to sleep inside. Overall I am happy with the Multivan so far.
Purchased in June 2017 for $76,000.00.
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Modified for c6 quadriplegic
The work done to this vehicle was only possible due to how convenient the VW is.
With $110,000 in modifications onto a $50,000 van, words can not describe the ease of the process.
It is by far the MOST modifiable vehicle on the market, and I had searched high and low!
Purchased in July 2017 at Capital .
Best ever bought so far
Use it for daily commuting . Excellant fuel economy.A pleasure to drive. Its not a sports car so pickup is slow( give the size). Cruze control drops the fuel consumption further . I would love to buy another( but they are not cheap), but from different dealer . Coasting feature is nice for saving fuel but breaking gives a tiny jerk. Missing is cup holder for middle seat which is quiet a pain. Having a window in back door is cool idea but should be electrical as kids cant open or close( sometimes even adults)
I drive this van daily as a courtesy van and it does the job with it premium space and controls. The air conditioning is good and you can control the rear temperature and can speed via the front. Now some points that need attention- the fan control switch led dont light up in sequence as there is a common issue there, the auto wipers are a bit slow to react to rain activation or keep going flat out with no rain but you can just turn them off but that's what auto is for! The drive mode is sluggish around town but perfect for the highway, sports ...mode is perfect for both urban or country driving. There is a few squeaks from the seating and rattles from the doors. 9n the plus side dual sliding doors make access easy, but make sure you get electric open and close sliding doors. Trust me it makes life simple! The sliding door do have issues closing and will need a adult to close and open, there is a door catch and lock open sliding door mechanism which occasionally doesnt catch the door open if you slide it open too fast or forcefully. The seating comfort is great and the plush carpet piles are perfect too. Overall I would pick one over a tarago for space and practicality.
Should have bought one ages ago
We used to drive a Kluger and were seriously considering a van. I'm a father to 3 kids and 2 dogs...with the occasional visit from the in-laws...and the Multivan is simply fantastic. The good stuff: 1) electric doors - can't live without them, be it carrying groceries or the like, one press on the remote and the doors slide open. Specially helpful when it rains or just dropping off. 2) Leg room - after driving an SUV, there's no way I see myself going back after driving the Multivan. From the sliding doors, you can skip over to the front seats ...easy. Specially helpful in tight parking spots. 3) Seats - all seats can be folded down and the kids love it when we go to the drive in. The seats can also be removed to make the van a 2 seater. 4) Tow capacity/power - towed a trailer no problem. When we got to the beach rental, I had to bring the trailer up backwards. Again, no problem for the van. 5) Interior - tons of storage space/cabinets, cooler for drinks works swell, you can see everything in the driving position, boot space is HUGE even with the third row up, swivelling pilot seats and accessories such as a table and a jump seat. Reversing is no problem with the sensors both front and back. 5) speed/power - as it's a van, don't le the size fool you. from stop, it accelerates quickly and the turbo really makes it move.it doesn't matter if the van has a full load of 7 people with bags and such. it will do a quick sprint when you want it. the cruise control is fantastic. when going on long drives i always engage it. you can actually control the car using the cruise button and you only need to step on the break when you want to immediately slow down or break. Getting into underground parking is a breeze with the height being 1.8 meters. The bad stuff: can't think of any other than the auto stop-start which doesn't work well with the dash cams. Simple work around was to get a lighter plug with a switch to keep it going.
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Absolutely love it
We got out 2016 plated VW Multi van June 2017
It has been the best purchase we ever made. We originally got it as my husband is a furniture maker so for work and future family.
So versatile with the different combinations of seating arrangements, taking them in and out and lying them completely flat. It has been so useful in moving furniture, buying big items etc.
We have since had a baby and it is fantastic I can fit everything in pram, bag, accessories and still have room and access to use all 7 seats. So easy to gey bubs in and out. The sliding doors make tight car spots easy.
We absolutely love it
Good so far however dont believe a word about it having " Differential Lock!"
A pleasure to drive. Elevated driving position gives good vision of the road and traffic ahead. Brilliant finish inside and out. 17000 mostly country km up so far and hasnt missed a beat. Wasnt sure about the gear box originally swore i would only use it in manual. Wrong! I can't change gears as smoothly as the auto function. Cheap to run with a very consistent 7.1 L/100 km. Good for a big heavy box like this. Love the versitile seating option to move/ remove seats on the rail system. We removed the rear bench and use a 2+2 bucket seat configu...ration with the rear bucket's pushed back leaving plenty of space for the " Twins" ( 2x 11 month Catahoula dogs ) Now to the brickbat! Dont believe a word from VW when they describe " Electronic Differential Lock " That is a total fabrication, utterly misleading and totally deceptive. The vehicle has a Differentialy controlled differential electronic BRAKING system that VW try to pass off as Differential Lock. The 4WD version does an option of true Differential Lock thats mechanically activated by an electronic switch. The salesman at VW told us it has " Differential Lock that's electrically activated " and we believed him, looked for the switch to engage Diff Lock after delivery and of course its not there. Other than that we do like it.
good but disappointed by build quality
Bought this van as a fleet purchase got a good discount, But poor service, first of all van missed the boat in germany leaving me without a vehicle for 7 weeks as i had sold the old one, i got told of this fact on the day i was supposed to pick it up. it is now four months old and the climate control controls in the rear above the middle row of seats is sagging, guess what? Not under warranty, i have had 3 colleagues with the same van all of similiar ages with similiar faults little niggly faults that shouldnt happen, in a vehicle of this age a...nd price. 2 things i really dont like are the handbrake an umbrella or an electric handbrake would be some much more useful that an old fashioned handbrake a mile down on the floor. A centre console that comes between the 2 front seats the amount of dust that collects there. All in all a sorry example of a supposed "prestiege" brand and supposed german efficency. After it is paid off and i dont need anymore am so going back to Holden
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