Handy little mover
A hit with tradies, Volkswagen’s Caddy opens its doors to the family, writes Craig Duff
THE box-on-wheels look doesn’t endear the Caddy Life to mums and dads, but if it’s what’s on the inside that counts, then the Volkswagen people-mover is worth a second look.
The Caddy van is a top-selling tool for tradies and couriers and its five-seater sibling still has a cavernous cargo area, or you can add a thirdrow two-person bench seat for $690 to transform it into a mini-bus.
Both rows of seats are easily removed if there’s a need for more load capacity, making the Caddy a truly handy machine.
THE base Caddy Life comes with a five-speed manual transmission for $28,990.
A seven-speed DSG dual-clutch semiautomatic is a $3000 option and probably the pick for suburban use.
Daytime running lights and electronic stability control were made standard as part of a