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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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.
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:
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!
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.
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.