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Volkswagen Caddy Maxi Van TDi 250 (2011)

by John Ewing,reviewed June 2011

Refreshed looks and interior, new cleaner engines with improved efficiency, plus standard ESC and daytime running lights on all models pretty much sums up the latest iteration of the Caddy.
Our test Maxi Van’s 77 kW engine was mated to the optional ($3000) seven-speed DSG gearbox. It’s torquey and motors along quite nicely, the gearbox is slick and quick with the shifts, but feels jerky at parking speeds, making creeping up to walls and the like a trial.

Rear visibility, especially without the optional fixed-glass rear windows, is annoyingly poor.

Rear barn doors, sliding doors on both sides, an 800 kg payload, 2250 mm of flat rear load floor and a claimed 4.2 cubic metres of load volume have practical commercial appeal though.
Volkswagen Caddy Maxi Van TDi 250 2011

For

Torquey motor, ESC as standard

Against

Low speed driveability, poor rear vision

Key features

Climate control, 15” steel wheels, cruise control, CD player MP3 compatible and auxiliary input, tilt/reach steering adjustment, power windows and mirrors, remote central locking

Safety

Dual front airbags, ABS, EBD, EBA, TCS, ESC, front seatbelt pre-tensioners, daytime running lights, hill-holder system

Car Details

Vehicle make Volkswagen
Vehicle model Caddy Maxi Van TDi 250
Vehicle type Commercial
Year 2011
Price when new $30,990 (with optional DSG) MLP
Current price range $ - $
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Engine 1.6-litre, DOHC, direct injection, turbo-diesel 4-cyl

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This review is based on road testing conducted by The Road Ahead. Further vehicle reviews, in-depth comparisons and coverage of consumer motoring issues can be found in the Club's magazine. Prices listed were current at the time of review and are manufacturers list prices and do not include statutory and delivery charges. Prices can vary from time to time and dealer to dealer.