Handy lit­tle mover

A hit with tradies, Volk­swa­gen’s Caddy opens its doors to the fam­ily, writes Craig Duff

Herald Sun - Motoring - - Road Test -

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.

Value

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

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