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A £82.5k California - OUCH!

Discussion in 'Buying a VW California' started by MarkVw2017, Feb 3, 2019.

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    So just playing with the 'build your own Cali" configurator and just wanted to see if you add EVERY option, how much it comes to in 2019 prices and its a whopping £82.2k. To save money, i didnt add the £85 flashlight option ;)

    I know it would be lovely but £82.2k, but wow VW, thats some serious cash!
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    I wonder what te payload would end up being if you went for every option on a 4motion?
     
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    Bit difficult sleeping a family of 4, or making a cup of tea.

    Horses for Courses.
     
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    Cheapskate.
     
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    Can’t put a price on quality ;)
     
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    Blimey and that’s before you start on the Brandrup :Nailbiting
     
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    And it will, without doubt, have more things go wrong with it than any Cali, along with the most dreadful dealer network. Makes a Cali look like a bargain.
     
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    The old psychological £50k barrier seems well and truly behind us!
     
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    Just like that old psychological 12-stone barrier in my case. :(
     
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    I wonder how many years these high cost, high tech vehicles will be cost effective to keep on the road. The old days of being able to keep a car on the road by DIY and trip to the breakers yard are fast disappearing.
     
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    Good afternoon,

    I went to the German VW web page and configured the California Ocean as if money is not an issue. But fair enough I did not add everything, just what I would like to have.

    The price was almost EUR 97,000 :headbang.

    The good thing is, that even if I wanted to, not everything is available in Ireland. Have I said that I would never be in a position to get a California Ocean in a dream configuration (I guess that is the reason why it called dream).

    I agree to ArunAlec that there is so little DIY that can be done on this vehicle. It seems to me that a VW technician's most used tool is the laptop to update software. I wouldn't even attempt to change the batteries somewhere else then VW.

    On the other hand, if the technology works it is nice. :)

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    ..... and all thats before any Dealer fit options..!!

    I feel better about 'only' having ordered a £60k Beach now ;)
     
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    Good afternoon,

    I would love to have the California with the 4motion, differential lock and DSG. The rest could be the same as it is in my Ocean.

    I don't need the big radio (well, better speakers would be nice) or the LED lights.

    I still hope that I will be "rewarded" in the future with less costs for service (no DSG, FWD and the smaller engine).

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    £60k, flaming bargain ;-)
     
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    I looked the other day, after reading this thread, I managed to spec my ideal beach to just shy of £63k :Nailbiting
    And why is it that you can't spec certain things for the beach that you can on the ocean? If you could that would really blow the budgeto_O
     
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    The UK prices are very high and overall spec' choice tends to be sold as a package, rather than as individual items. I thought the UK system was s bit like Sky TV a few years ago, where you paid for a 20 channel TV package but only really wanted 4 of them. I managed to sweet talk the salesman into allowing me to configure my cali' under their 'business customer' arrangements, which was really flexible. I took delivery in late 2017 (2018 MY).

    I went for an Ocean 150 DSG 4 motion, with difflock, all season tyres, an 80 litre fuel tank, immobiliser and a detachable tow bar. Plus a few other bits & bobs. The final price at the time of order (July 2017) came to 61500 euro quids, which at the time of exchanging the money in Sept 2017 worked out at about £55,500 coin of the realm.

    The killer for me was the exchange rate. In Nov' 2015, the exact same vehicle would have cost me just £43,930)!

    I avoided too many electric gizmos and LED headlights, which were an astonishingly expensive option. They might 'lightup the moon' and have a claimed 'service life' of 50,000 hours, but they still only have the standard vehicle guarantee, which in Spain is 2 years. Possible repair/replacement costs at 800+ euros a side put me right off. If I 'bust a bulb' in my cali with H7's, it's 20 minutes and a tenner to fix.

    I also went for the 150 because I didn't really need the extra 'oomph' as I spent a lifetime driving police traffic cars for a living so I prefer to 'pootle' nowadays. That said, I recently 'pootled' from Orange (France) to my home in Murcia in a day (Just shy of 1000 kms at an average of 39mpg loaded with roofbox and bike rack). Not a smidgin of backache either!

    When I was considering the 204, the dealer shook his head and explained that future service packages on a 204 Ocean have to be charged at the 'retail customer' levels as they couldn't class it as a 'business vehicle' for service & maintenance etc.

    I am really happy with my purchase. Since then, I have spent another shedload of extra cash on camping extras. Worst thing I bought with the vehicle was the 'comfort mattress' which is a pile of crap.

    I don't know if costs in Spain have risen since my purchase, but the costs shown above are accurate and would suggest that UK customers are paying a lot more for their cali's.
     
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    UK customers are paying a lot more for most things now due to the £1 having some wobbles due to [whisper]...... b r e x i t*

    *sorry for swearing
     

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