Volkswagen California XXL review: One for the near future

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  1. Lyn says:

    I don’t share the uniquely British obsession with ovens, though I do understand it. Finding decent good-value food is still more difficult here than elsewhere in Europe. But ovens have to be cleaned. Two rings would be fine.

    But would I fit in a small harp and secure travel for two large dogs?

    And how well-insulated would it be with that roof? Overheating is more of an issue for me than cold – bad for both harps and dogs.

  2. Fred Mee says:

    I am happy with my 20 YEAR OLD 2 birth VW based COMPAS CALYPSO.Dont fancy that mobile plastic gin palace

  3. there is a surcharge on ferry travel for lengths greater than 6m, the washroom needs a shower, should avoid French automated tolls at less than 3m which makes it class 3, where go the bikes?

    • Liz @ Caravan Guard says:

      There is a shower in the wet/wash room. We’ll find out about the bikes from VW.

    • Liz @ Caravan Guard says:

      Hi, VW have told us there will definitely be a solution to carry a bike. We’ve added a photo of what this could look like in the article.

  4. Terry Shaw says:

    Hardly a camper at over 6 metres long, its based on a commercial van and not comparable to the T6 California or other people-carrier based campers. More choice in the 6 metre plus category from the likes of Auto Trail, Hymer and loads bespoke British converters.

  5. Frank edwards says:

    Forget it and buy a decent motor home looks like a hurst

  6. Big Dave says:

    Looks a step up from previous models. However such luxury with only a double ring cooker, no oven, no micro wave, but large fridge space. Weird thinking going on here! If ya not gonna cook what goes in all that fridge space? Equally the washroom seems an add on with very little room to use comfortably, again another weird feature. So not for me!

    • Liz @ Caravan Guard says:

      It’s just a concept at this stage Dave, so some of these details might change based on feedback.

  7. Caz says:

    Wow,space space and more space,looks great to me.

  8. Tom Owen says:

    Outside function over form but still American stylish.
    Inside clean, efficient and looks really functional.
    Typical VW solid looking build for longevity.
    I expect the price will put it in my dream category.

  9. Sue says:

    Love Camper Vans but like many have always been put off by having a loo that pulls out into the main area of the van. This looks great and gets my vote. Probably very expensive but then quality in anything always is. Love to own one.

  10. pat baker says:

    same as others outside ugly but inside great and with a loo. The only reason I’ve never brought one is because they didn’t have loos.

  11. Cyril Bailey says:

    If I had the money I wouldn’t buy one toooo smallll for me ok for weekends

  12. Marcus Milton says:

    Inside, very lovely! Outside … Yearch! VERY UGLY!

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