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mattsurfsgood

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If you had the budget, would you go for a decent spec T6 Ocean or a basic spec but brand new Coast? For arguments sake lets just say they both cost £55k

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I’d try find another £5k and order a new T6.1 Ocean (basic spec but can probably done via a broker).
 
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Factor in the luxury car tax that will probably apply to the T6, and a brand new T6.1 Ocean will not be much more.
 
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I like the idea of the manual roof.
Just depends how big the difference is in spec. What else is missing on the Coast compared to Ocean...?
 
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If you drive the new T6.1 I think you would definitely go for that. The new dashboard together with the electromechanical steering IMO makes the driving experience almost car like and I was instantly converted on a test drive. It also means there are a lot of safety features now built in and many extras as standard. If you haven't already, take a test drive.... If you don't find much of a difference in the driving experience, (presume you have driven a T6) buy a T6 Ocean, you'll get a much better deal.
 
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I had a quick look at the T6.1 Coast spec and I'm struggling to see what it's missing compared to a standard T6 Ocean.

Manual roof definitely seems like a positive.
 
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I had two previous T6 Oceans, and recently moved to a 6.1 Coast; very happy with the manual roof over the electric version. Some other improvements which I like; the new dash/cockpit, the main control panel, the sliding door ‘picture window’ (gives a better view out than the sliding version), lounge bed etc. Not one regret about changing.
 
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Coast makes sense as many of the previous Ocean have been 'rolled' over. Manual roof would also save some weight giving a bit more load capacity. Any other issues such as wheels can easily be changed/upgraded later.
Resale will also be a factor to consider. Badge makes a difference in status as Ford proved decades ago with GT & E badges on their cars.
No easy answer.
 
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Got the configurator to work on Desktop (though it doesn't work on Safari on a Mac, I mean, come on VW..)

The Ocean is very well spec'd, I'd only need to adjust a few items (tow bar prep) but essentially a Basic Spec'd Ocean would do for sure.

Comes to £65k before haggling / finance deals. All this talk of £75k / £80k for a Cali, well not sure what boxes are being ticked, seems very unnecessary.

Spec'd up a Coast which came to £58k. That's a huge difference, so the Coast is definitely a good option.
 
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Got the configurator to work on Desktop (though it doesn't work on Safari on a Mac, I mean, come on VW..)

The Ocean is very well spec'd, I'd only need to adjust a few items (tow bar prep) but essentially a Basic Spec'd Ocean would do for sure.

Comes to £65k before haggling / finance deals. All this talk of £75k / £80k for a Cali, well not sure what boxes are being ticked, seems very unnecessary.

Spec'd up a Coast which came to £58k. That's a huge difference, so the Coast is definitely a good option.

Does it have pretty much the same kit. Parking Heater, front and rear zircon etc etc...?
Not a fan of the electric roof myself and i could be persuaded if the Coast is configurable with the bigger engine and 4motion.
 
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Does it have pretty much the same kit. Parking Heater, front and rear zircon etc etc...?
Not a fan of the electric roof myself and i could be persuaded if the Coast is configurable with the bigger engine and 4motion.

I think so, but couldn't face reading all this to make sure, talk about making things complicated

https://www.volkswagen-vans.co.uk/content/dam/vw-ngw/vw_nfz/importers/gb/Downloads/brochures/california/california-brochure.pdf/_jcr_content/renditions/original./california-brochure.pdf


Think VW might need to take some tips from the worlds most valuable car company, but that's another discussion :)
 
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Ok, so scanned it through. Seems the Camping features are exactly the same for the Coast / Ocean. Including heater etc. the only camping difference is the manual roof.

Don't quote me on that though.
 
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OK, I really need to get back to work.

However, from scanning the doc again.

The Coast is spec'd like an old California from 2010-2015, you have to add some things people would consider essential, like:

Parking Sensors
Privacy Glass (not 100% sure what comes as standard)
Heated Seats (well for me at least)
Maybe AirCon, can't tell what's standard.
App Connect / CarPlay (I can't tell if CarPlay is standard, I wouldn't want to be without it)

To answer the OP's question if it was me I'd go for a brand new Coast over and above a second hand T6.

Don't forget to take out the extended 5 year warranty, it's a bargain!
 
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OK, I really need to get back to work.

However, from scanning the doc again.

The Coast is spec'd like an old California from 2010-2015, you have to add some things people would consider essential, like:

Parking Sensors
Privacy Glass (not 100% sure what comes as standard)
Heated Seats (well for me at least)
Maybe AirCon, can't tell what's standard.
App Connect / CarPlay (I can't tell if CarPlay is standard, I wouldn't want to be without it)

To answer the OP's question if it was me I'd go for a brand new Coast over and above a second hand T6.

Don't forget to take out the extended 5 year warranty, it's a bargain!

I think possible air con, instead of 3 zone climatic, no front opening roof bellows on Coast, says fixed side windows...?
Biggest problem, no 199bhp engine or 4motion.

Im guessing there's quite a bit missing between the two models unfortunately...
 
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A 150 DSG ocean is £8k more than a coast, out of the things that come on a Ocean as standard but are extra on a coast I would want as a minimum:
£270 roof front window
£370 Heated seats
£468 Digi Cockpit
£760 Interior lights package
£300 reversing camera
£1300 LED lights
£990 3 zone aircon
£350 privacy glass.
total £4808

If I was bothered about front Foglights £462 or discover media £ 1338 it would make the difference even less.

That doesn't take into account things like, you cant have a Sliding door opening window on a coast or double glazing & I would actually prefer an electric roof.

So for me it would be a no-brainer, Ocean please.
 
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A 150 DSG ocean is £8k more than a coast, out of the things that come on a Ocean as standard but are extra on a coast I would want as a minimum:
£270 roof front window
£370 Heated seats
£468 Digi Cockpit
£760 Interior lights package
£300 reversing camera
£1300 LED lights
£990 3 zone aircon
£350 privacy glass.
total £4808

If I was bothered about front Foglights £462 or discover media £ 1338 it would make the difference even less.

That doesn't take into account things like, you cant have a Sliding door opening window on a coast or double glazing & I would actually prefer an electric roof.

So for me it would be a no-brainer, Ocean please.

Missed Parking Sensors too I believe

Though £3k is still a fair gap.
 

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