Volkswagen California 2.0 Tdi Bluemotion Tech Ocean 204 5Dr Dsg Diesel Estate

£64,995

18/68 Reg | 341 miles | Diesel | Starlight Blue Metallic | Automatic

Vertu Van Centre Hereford

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MPG

Insurance groups range from 1 to 50 and dictates the cost of the vehicles insurance. The higher the group, the higher the insurance will be for the vehicle.

Insurance Group

BHP rates the engine performance of vehicles and stands for the brake horsepower.

Performance (BHP)

CO2 is the amount of carbon dioxide emitted by the vehicle in grams per kilometre travelled, the lower the CO2 emissions the cleaner the vehicle is for the environment.

CO2 (g/km)

The total number of seats in the vehicle.

Number Of Seats

Road Tax is based upon the CO2 emissions of the vehicle and is split into 13 bands from A to M. The higher the letter the greater the cost of tax paid to drive the vehicle on public roads. In addition to the road tax detailed below, any vehicle that had a manufacturers retail price in excess of £40,000 when first sold, attracts a road tax supplement of an additional £310 per year. This is charged until the vehicle is 6 years old.

Road Tax

""THIS IS A FULLY DAS WELT AUTO APPROVED USED VEHICLE. THIS VAN WILL BE SOLD WITH A MINIMUM OF 12 MONTHS WARRANTY, 12 MONTHS ROADSIDE ASSISTANCE, FULL 142 MULTI POINT CHECK, INDEPENDENT VEHICLE HISTORY, MILEAGE CHECK, 5 DAYS VOLKSWAGEN INSURANCE, SERVICE HISTORY CHECK, 30 DAY NO QUIBBLE EXCHANGE !, FULLY VALETED AND WE HAVE A RANGE OF FLEXIBLE FINANCE OPTIONS AVAILABLE"

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Vertu Van Centre Hereford

  • Air Conditioning
  • Climate Control
  • Cruise Control
  • Alloy Wheels
  • Parking Sensors
  • Low Mileage
  • 1 Owner
Specification
Body Glass
Rear wash/wipe
Power windows
Intermittent windscreen wipers
Side sliding windows
Glazed tailgate
Heated front washer nozzles and low fluid level indicator
Rain sensor
Brakes
ABS/EBD
EDL
ESP
Brake assist
Hill hold control
Driver Aids
Driver alert system
Driver Convenience
Tailgate power closing
Driver Information
Trip computer
Rev counter
Service interval indicator
Digital clock
Low washer fluid indicator
External temperature gauge
Driving Mirrors
Auto dimming rear view mirror
Electric adjustable/heated/folding door mirrors
Engine
2x Auxiliary rechargable batteries
Entertainment
DAB Digital radio
USB port
Auxiliary input socket
Exterior Body Features
Body colour bumpers
Body colour door mirrors and handles
Power latching sliding driver's door
Roof rails
Exterior Lights
Range adjustable headlights
LED tail lights
Front fog lights with static cornering function
Automatic headlights
Automatic coming home lighting
Heating/Cooling/Ventilation
Dust/pollen filters
Independent rear heating controls
3 zone climate control
Parking heater with programmable timer and remote control
Auxiliary heater
Interior Features
Front grab handles
Centre console
Front door storage bins with bottle holder
Front seat armrests
Leather gear knob/gaiter
Jack and tool kit
Storage net on lower dash passenger side
Interior illuminated entry steps
230V socket
Camping table with two folding chairs
Interior Lights
Adjustable dashboard illumination
Packs
Smoking pack - California
Comfort pack - California
Safety
Two tone horn
Driver/front passenger seatbelt tensioners
Child proof door locks
Door open warning
Tyre pressure warning
Passenger airbag deactivation system
Driver seatbelt warning indicator
Driver/Front Passenger airbags
Front side airbags with curtain airbags
Seats
Heated front seats
Head restraints for all seats
Swivelling front seats
Front seat backrest storage nets
ISOFIX Top Tethers and Lower Anchor Points
Preparation for separate seat in passenger compartment
Security
Locking wheel nuts
Electronic immobiliser
Lockable tailgate
Vanity Mirrors
Sunvisors with illuminated vanity mirrors
Wheels
Wheel covers

The specification listed for this vehicle was standard when purchased new. The actual specification may vary, for confirmation, please contact our sales department.

Ten Second Review

It's rather difficult to know what to compare this Volkswagen California model to. Since you can effectively live in it, you can't put it alongside conventional MPVs (and anyway, it only has four seats). Yet it's far more car-orientated (to drive and to look at) than a normal motorhome, a decent example of which would cost you much more. Quite simply, it's unique.

Background

In one sense, Volkswagen's California is a converted van with windows and a few beds in it. In another though, this vehicle could be seen as the key to a whole new life. Let us explain. Let's say you've retired: there are only two of you and you want to travel around the UK and Europe. You don't want the continual cost of having to fork out for accommodation. But neither do you want anything as large, clunky and pricey to run as a fully-fledged motorhome. You definitely aren't a caravanning sort of person either. If I've described you, then this is your vehicle. It's car-like for when you just need an MPV. And motorhome-like for when you're travelling. An ideal combination? Let's see.

Driving Experience

The engine range includes both diesel and petrol options, along with DSG and 4MOTION four-wheel-drive derivatives. Power outputs for UK models range from 102PS for the entry-level 2.0-litre TDI engine you get on 'Beach' models up to 204PS for the 2.0-litre TSI petrol unit available on plusher 'Ocean' variants. As with the Volkswagen Caravelle big MPV model this California is based upon, the cab area up-front is nicely constructed. It features a dash mounted gear stick plumbed into the centre console that frees-up floorspace for better walk-through access to the rear. This configuration shaves vital seconds off the time it takes a parent in the passenger seat to reach the back bench and apprehend a wayward child before they can 'make-over' their brother or sister with a felt-tip pen. The driving position and steering wheel are infinitely adjustable. So much so that, from Kylie Minogue to Giant Haystacks, virtually anyone's optimum driving position is attainable - it's just a matter of finding it. There are armrests on each chair too, along with supportive cushioning and fetching two-tone fabric. When stationary, you turn around the front two chairs to face the two in the rear.

Design and Build

Externally, the California looks like the van with windows that it actually is, the chassis platform also forming the basis for Volkswagen's Transporter T6 panel van and Caravelle people carrier. Inside, California buyers get full central heating - or more specifically a fresh air system with manual air con, a separate timing switch-operated domestic heater for when you're parked up and even a remote radio control for the whole system. Plus there's split-level accommodation comprising of a fold-out double bed downstairs and (once you've opened the electrically elevated section) a bigger double in the roof. For mealtimes, there's a gas cooker with stainless steel sink and drainer and, naturally, alongside the cupboards and ample storage, a fridge. There are also great views all round (particularly if you pull up for the night in the Highlands). Other features include a revised infotainment system, a folding dining table, two folding chairs (stored neatly in the tailgate), a clothes cupboard, blackout blinds and smart draw curtains. Most owners will also specify the extra cost roll-out awning too. Downsides? Well, the ceiling is rather low and the kind of older people being targeted by Volkswagen for this car will struggle to reach the roof-mounted bed. Younger families meanwhile, will need more than four seats.

Market and Model

Most versions of this California model sell from just under £38,000 to just under £55,000 - so it's not cheap. But then hey, you could live in it - for short periods anyway. Available in two forms - 'Beach' and 'Ocean', the California can sleep four occupants courtesy of its acclaimed pop-up roof (electro-hydraulic on Ocean models) that neatly integrates a 1.2m x 2m double bed. Ocean models also feature a fully-equipped kitchen, complete with 42-litre refrigerator, twin-burner hob and stainless steel sink unit. Ocean models also gain a dimmable LED lighting system for the pop-up roof and tailgate and a clever multi-functional holder for the rear compartment that incorporates a cup, ashtray and towel holder all in one. Driver and passenger safety is another area where the California comes fit for purpose. Features include a Driver Alert System, Brake Assist and an Automatic Post-Collision Braking System. Finally, Volkswagen's Automatic Post-Collision Braking System triggers braking after a collision, with the aim of preventing secondary collisions. After a short delay, the vehicle begins a phased braking action down to 6mph, during which the driver can take control at any time.

Cost of Ownership

Volkswagen claims that the engines fitted to this T6 generation California model are up to 15% cleaner and more frugal than those fitted to the previous version of this vehicle. Owners of the diesel variants should expect to average over 30mpg on a regular basis.

Rear wash/wipe, ABS/EBD, Driver alert system, Tailgate power closing, Trip computer, Auto dimming rear view mirror, 2x Auxiliary rechargable batteries, DAB Digital radio, Body colour bumpers, Range adjustable headlights...

Performance
Performance
0 to 60 mph (secs)
0 to 62 mph (secs)11
Engine Power - BHP204
Engine Power - KW150
Engine Power - PS
Top Speed121
Green Stats
Emissions - ICE
CO2 (g/km)190 (g/km)
HCN
Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 6
Fuel Consumption - ICE
EC Combined (mpg)38.7
EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies
EC Extra Urban (mpg)44.1
EC Urban (mpg)32.5

Cash Price

The Cash Price is the ‘On the road price’ that the Dealership offers the vehicle at the point of sale. This is derived from any Manufacturer or Dealer savings from the Recommended Retail Price listed by the Manufacturer.

With thousands of models available we can offer you a competitive cash price quotation against any of our vehicles.

Our deals and offers change on a daily basis so please contact us for most up to date cash price.

PCP

PCP (Personal Contract Purchase) a simple cost effective way to buy your new or nearly new car.
You choose the car, the deposit, how long you want the contract to run for and the mileage you intend to do. You will then receive a quote for fixed cost motoring for the length of the contract. At the end of the contract you have a choice to either buy the car outright for an agreed lump sum (the GFV or final balloon payment), or hand the vehicle back to the lender.

HP

Hire Purchase allows you to take ownership of a car once all payments are made.

This is one of the most popular methods to buy a new vehicle. You pay an initial deposit, then pay off the balance in monthly payments over an agreed period of time, when the payments are complete the car is yours.

One of the main benefits with Hire Purchase is the ability to buy a high value vehicle on monthly payments.
Hire Purchase allows you to tailor your finance package as deposit, length of time and monthly payments are all flexible.

Lease

Personal contract hire is very similar to normal contract hire, but is exclusively for private individuals. This is one of the most common form of leasing.
With a personal contract hire agreement you take control of a car for a contractual period – usually referred to as the ‘lease period’. You will make fixed monthly payments for the duration of the contract – when the contract expires you will simply return the car and take out a new personal contract hire lease. PCH means you never have to worry about resale values of your car.

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