Week at the wheel VW California Car Reviews by Car Enthusiast — Volkswagen California

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Volkswagen California

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Volkswagen’s California is a an expensive van, but a commercial with some glitz VW’s vans have been cool though and the is no exception. The only real outside that this just an ordinary Caravelle or are the slightly elevated roof, the sun blind on the side and inlets on the for drinking water and electricity. is a van you can live in.

Inside, the California has you’d expect from a campervan. There’s running a fridge, a heater, air conditioning, a gas and interior lighting. There are for fresh and waste water and the right cable you can hook it all up to run off an outlet at a campsite. If you’re more remote then the extra battery provides when you need it. Turn the seats around, pop up the roof and the rear seats and you can seat and two in luxury and four if you don’t being cosy. All in a vehicle takes up little more than a large MPV.

Engine Transmission:

Four-wheel a 2.5-litre turbodiesel engine and a manual gearbox all make the a rather civilised drive. is once the engine has warmed up a it proving rather noisy on the turn of the key. It’s enough though, and the manual is slick too, its shift by being positioned high up on the near the steering wheel. unlikely you’ll ever the need on the road for the additional the 4Motion four-wheel drive brings, but you’ll be thankful of it if trying to get it out of a wet field at a music

Ride Handling:

The California is a on wheels, so to expect it to corner any sort of enthusiasm is quite an That’s not to say that the California drive well; it’s remarkably capable on the road, so as you remember you’re driving with beds and a sink in it. based on a commercial vehicle the position is upright and the steering close, though the driving is otherwise similar to Volkswagen’s car The ride is firm but not too compromised. if you’re doing big miles the drawers and fridge fully you might want to wrap up the plates and bottles to stop rattles from the cabin you.

Equipment, Economy Value for

In a vehicle boasting a sink and it’s perhaps best what the California doesn’t That’d be nothing, except bedding, plates and cutlery VW leaving them to you. everything has been thought of, the not just coming well but marvellously packaged too. the boot and there’s a zipped in the boot door containing a of deckchairs. Pop up the roof and there’s a bed, while the rest of the is full of handy storage and clever use of space.

The only you need are the iPod connector in the and parking sensors in the rear to squeezing it into tight spots easier. Official consumption of 30.7mpg is decent though if you want to maximise the between the pumps then a drive California gets miles per gallon.


We want one of these. It decently, looks great and is practical and fun. Even if not into camping the California a lot of sense if you have an active it offering a brilliant mobile from which to start hikes, bikes, climbs, and the like. At over Ј40,000 not cheap, but it’s one of the coolest and capable vehicles we’ve driven.

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