Still as good as when it was new
Added: 17th of November 2013
My Volkswagen Caravelle is an 8 seater, syncro (4x4) and has now done 175,000 miles. It is still a pleasure to drive and is a good as it was when it was new. Because it is four wheel drive it copes well with most winter conditions and being an 8 seater, it has a multiple number of uses in a number of various scenarios. It can carry the family, the dogs and any stuff that we need it to, including the kitchen sink if necessary. I had it serviced every year as per the manufacturers schedule by a Volkswagen Dealer. This has cost me more than going to a non-franchised garage, but because the VW Dealers technicians are trained by Volkswagen, they are highly skilled and know how to maintain and repair my 'bus'. I believe it is worth paying the higher labour charge for a properly training technician to ensure the vehicle is kept in perfect working order and this has definitely paid off in the long term as, after 19 years of ownership, it is still as good to drive and reliable as it was brand new.