Bet you VW regrets not coming to the US now lol. I would pay you in advance to get a New California or the 2019 Kepler one. The 6.8-m wheelbase Grand California 680 that VW announced at the show uses its extra size for a larger 2 x 1.7-m (6.6 x 5.6-ft) bed fixed lengthwise in the rear. the vw eurovan sales in the us were nowhere near where they needed to be. I’ve spent alot of time looking for a diesel powered camper & have been told by some that the gasoline lobby prevailed to have diesel fuel made more expensive than gasoline, even though it’s cheaper to produce. More freedom.Â. Parts is a non issue. The “California” name alone makes it seem as though Volkswagen is trolling us. Oh, one more thing. No more were built. Someone else suggested that as well here on this thread. If so, how did he respond. Your email address will not be published. Fall asleep under the stars. Wake up in the morning by the sound of the sea. Explore foreign countries and still feel at home: The California 6.11 2  is pure freedom. With its comfortable interior design and thoughtful details, it turns every trip into an unforgettable adventure. Enjoy your independence and travel wherever you want. With everything you need. They are amazing! Volkswagen California na prodej – bazar, ojetá auta i předváděcí a nové vozy. But, Kevin, if you are able to import them, I would be an interested buyer. At $50k, almost no one under 30 could afford it. Long story short: unless VW were able to also sell the full range of other Transporters in the US, reengineering just the California and creating a support system for it would be ridiculously expensive. Jun 29, 2017 - This Pin was discovered by Ryan Rickerts. Notable changes to the later models include a re-styled grille as well as re-designed headlamps and wing mirrors. Discover new countries, cultures and places every day. And yet always feel at home. The California 6.1 is your living room on the go. The spacious interior offers enough space to unfold, and plenty of storage space for your favorite cuddly toy or holiday reading. Cook, sleep, relax - everything like home. You've the whole world at your door. They need to bring samples to the US and tour shows with them. We have been waiting for a new van for so many years since there’s really no great replacement for a VW Rialto. “Let’s say you’re taking your average camper van and you’re going to Italy, take a U.S. van, you wouldn’t be able to access all these little alleys, these streets that they have – you would be stuck. DETAILS. “The second problem is currently we make those vans in Europe, and even with the rising dollar and weaker Euro share, it is not enough units to make up for a reasonable price. We have to have garganfuan everything, from houses to vehicles. I owned a Eurovan Weekender for about 12 years and it was my favorite vehicle. ), then immediately follow up with, “My F-250 would eat those for lunch…”. Get €2,750 purchase contribution on vehicles ordered by January 31st 2021.Â. I will buy her one, have her drive it long enough to make it “used”, and then have her ship it home to us. I would love a new camper van. It’s only sold with a TDI engine which may not be smog legal and certainly isn’t going to be a commercial success in the US. All vehicles are tested according to WLTP technical procedures. I think more baby boomers are moving towards getting some type of RV, especially since Covid-19 came onto the scene. Do these vans meet North American Safety Standards and emissions? Figures shown are for comparability purposes; only compare fuel consumption, CO2 and equivalent electric range figures with other vehicles tested to the same technical procedures. Over here, where everything is accessible, even for large RVs, there is just not this demand. Two adults can fit up here, actually, with a second bed down below. – min. Check it out below. For comparison, here are some of the brands that sold fewer than 200,000 vehicles in the US last year: We asked Volkswagen Commercial Vehicle drivers to share their most epic road trips at home in Ireland. £58495.00. So much for free trade. Se réveiller avec le murmure de la mer le matin. Danmark er et lille land. More space. Once again, a $50,000 camper van beats a 21+' mini RV any day of the week; whether you're buying overpriced, organic groceries in your hometown, or you're stopping to sleep in an Iowa WalMart lot on your way crosscountry (let's face it, you didn't stop in Iowa for any other reason). Therefore, people in the majority would rather go for something bigger, if they’re looking for RVs.”. Had the “demand” been there, more than 30 would have been converted. I’ve emailed the folks at VW a handful of time over the years telling them that they are missing the boat– I think there is more than enough demand here is the states to sustain the market for these vans in the $50-80k price range. Yeah, my first thought when I read that quote was, dude, people pay $25k for 30-year-old Westys that they KNOW will break down repeatedly. Importing parts will take time but it’s not impossible and these vehicles usually just require like for like part replacements. For the best experience please update or try a different browser. Selling and supporting Californias is tricky even in Europe. Yeah, and I’m one of them. That’s a funny way to come outta the closet these days. Toss that clucking ankle biter into my signature Pterodactyl Stew. They bought a rebadged Chrysler T&C, with a couple VW specific items, like MMI interface, but it was a $45k mini van. No. Given the sad amount of time off Americans get in comparison to Europe they probably assumed not worth the bother. How many would sell in the US? That’s an interesting point. If old US beaters can be licensed and driven, why couldn’t this van? There is even a setting that shows the van’s angles when parked, helping the driver dial in the most level camping position without having to eyeball it or use a line level. Do I–the average WANKER (lol)–have $30,000, "Cash Only" for the jabroni selling his rusty clunker on eBay or advertising through a car website? We rented one in France and followed the Tour several years ago and have been trying to figure out how to get one in the US ever since. One percent? Ladder. MattR There is indeed a market for these vans! I loved it, it was what I was looking for since I sold my Honda Element in ’16. I’ve currently got a new Diesel VW Caravelle 6.1 which has 4 wheel drive and an automatic DSG gerabox. Trade Seller In our travels, we have only seen 1 as well. This would obviously be worse in the US where no support infrastructure exists at all. LOL I dunno why I just invested so much time in this rant. PRISVÄRDERAD av AutoUncle 23 bilar samlat från 149 sidor Billiga begagnade VW California till salu Oberoende prisjämförelse sedan 2010. [email protected]. Here’s a question…and I am seriously trying to do this!!! Trinh, who commented on 8/13, had the idea a California Pre-Order. It has many safety features such as collision alerts and active cruise control. I did catch a glimpse of one of these VW California’s last year driving past me north on the 101 here in Los Angeles. Christian Buhlmann – Volvo: 98,786 vehicles Volkswagen California Ocean 2.0. I can bring them in. On Eurovan boards of which I’m a member, when people check out these vans while vacationing in Europe, the price with tax, destination fees, etc., is usually closer to Making payments is one of the main reasons a lot of us have to get up in the morning LOL! I’m sure a black market would spring up for resales But, would you be able to get it licensed to drive? Whatever you call it: You can quench your desire for unknown destinations and independence on a grand scale with the Grand California. To make driving on vacation even more fun, the California 6.1 offers a choice of different engine-gearbox combinations. The all-wheel drive 4MOTION promises high tractive power on almost any surface, while the DSG dual-clutch gearbox noticeably increases ride comfort with its smooth gear changes. I’ve been waiting to buy such a VW camper van In Canada for years too. And eliminates it from my dreams. Peace Vans on Seattle are building very slick campers with mercedes. I like that it is easy to drive and park. My 15 oz tent cost me $580. I will be happy to go back to buying my VW vehicles when VW brings In that sense, this van becomes a proper family vehicle through the week, with the ability to embrace off-grid life on the weekends. 2015 (65 reg) | 31,700 miles | DSG | 2L | 201BHP | 4 belted seats | L:4904 x W:2297 x H:1990.