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New Volkswagen Caddy Maxi Life Reviewed

The new Volkswagen Caddy Maxi Life is both a versatile seven-seater people carrier and a practical hard working van.

By Stephen Turvil
Feb 18, 2011
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The new Volkswagen Caddy Maxi Life is both a versatile seven-seater people carrier and a practical hard working van. This 'Swiss army knife' of no-nonsense motoring has three rows of seats, two of which can be folded, split and completely removed to create a staggering 3,880- litre storage space. Therefore, this robustly constructed workhorse can be a load-lugger during the day, and a spacious family taxi in the evening.

The VW Caddy Maxi Life is available with various engines, the most powerful being the 2.0- litre 138bhp diesel. This offers motorists respectable performance and reasonable economy, and can be teamed with five-speed manual or DSG automatic transmission. The latter allows the driver to either cruise in full automatic mode, or dance around the cogs manually. This is also available with a 1.6-litre 100bhp diesel engine, that in manual form averages 54.3mpg.

The new Volkswagen Caddy Maxi Life has a wide range of reassuring safety features. These include an electronic stabilisation programme that, should the vehicle slide into over-steer, could bring things back in line by braking and reducing engine power. This safety focussed mile-muncher also has traction control, anti-lock brakes, and a trailer stabilisation programme as standard. Very impressive considering the class.

Further VW Caddy Maxi Life strengths include its respectable handling, comfortable ride, robust construction, sliding rear doors, and the four-wheel-drive system that is available on the top-of-the-range variant. So then, that leaves us with a safe and practical workaholic that performs beyond its comparatively modest £18,000+ price tag. Who would have thought a van- style run-about would be so accomplished?

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By Stephen Turvil
Feb 18, 2011