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Yes, saw those pictures, and it does seem to show off the colour nicely, many thanks.I saw a bamboo garden green in the showroom and found in realy a nice color.
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I agree with you on the blues - our 05 Caravelle is a darker, but brighter blue (don't know the colour name, just the code).I think colour is very tough with the Cali because choices are so limited compared to the rest of the VW range, it seems. I started with silver, then went to white and now settled on Indium silver with the black interior on the T6 Beach. The result is that it should be smart, easily to resell, not look like a van and also not stand out on a hillside i.e. great for stealth camping. I would love to have been more adventurous, but felt this was the best balance for me.
FWIW I quite like the bamboo green and think it cuts a nice balance between 'not ordinary', smart and low-key in wild places. I thinks it goes better with the light interior on the Ocean/Beach (rather than Kutamo black on the Beach),but I wanted the dark interior so it kinda ruled it out. I also think grape yellow is pretty fab for those who are happy to stand out! Acapulco blue was 'nice' but I would rather it had been a stronger/richer blue, rather like the old Olympic blue. All personal, of course.
There are some colour's I would not buy a Cali and could not live with, there are other's I could learn to live with. So if buying new then for me once I have decided -- Ocean or Beach -- Auto or Manual and engine size. The colour us the most imprtant choice for me get it wrong and you will have to learn to live with it for the next number of years. I would go out of my way to see a T6 or a Caddy in the colour choice if it was not white black or silver. Would not buy blind. Lot of money to spend and get in wrong. (my view)
Whoops, replied without a reply - Tablets! And just found that I can't find a way of editing one of my posts.. It's it possible?
Regarding colours - Sound advice Andy, we have a plan to get to Leicester tomorrow - only a slight detour!
I just rang Parkway Leicester - they still have the Caddy in bamboo garden green. We shall be going there to see it. The Acapulco Blue Ocean will be good to see too - I'm sure it will help make up our minds.Thanks, Leicester is not to far, I may give them a call to see if it's still there.
Can you please take plenty of photos of the bamboo green van. I'd love to see them.I just rang Parkway Leicester - they still have the Caddy in bamboo garden green. We shall be going there to see it. The Acapulco Blue Ocean will be good to see too - I'm sure it will help make up our minds.
This is the spec we have paid deposit for but not finalised. We got 7% discount. DTD was better but wanted to have the dealer local(wish). We were ready to finalise the order but now I have had a few last minute option jitters - mainly driven by the fact that it is such a big decision / investment. The jitters are listed in brackets in the spec. What do people think? Are we missing any vital options that we cannot get later? Are the jitters below to be ignored and should we just get on with it !!?!?!
For context we are a family of four. Children are 4 and 6. We will use the van for festivals, weekend trips and camping holidays around UK and Europe. We live in north london so rarely use our car (unless we go out of london) so we have so may use this as main vehicle.
2.0TDI 110kw/ 150ps EU6 7-speed DSG BMT (Should we go for a larger engine? We are unlikely to be towing anything. Would the bigger engine additional weight offset the gain. Given the outlay surely a couple of extra thousand is worth it?)
Metallic - Bamboo garden green
N2N valley fabric (Should we go for leather instead. Our children vomit regularly! Though even the leather seats 'apparently' need gard x?)
7PF Lumber support manual
Z3F 17 inch davenport wheels
9VP Digital sound package
4Y2 Locakable storage compartment
QE6 Storage Net
8T2 Cruise control+multi-function steering wheel
7X8 Front and rear parking sensors with rear parking camera
ZE7 Leather mulifucntion wheel with radio and telephone controls
Detachable towbar including electrics
NF1 Awning in black
6N2 Mudflaps front and rear
QL0 Privacy glass with heat insulation (eek - would this spoil the view?)
Alternator – uprated 180A. ( We will be going to festivals with the elec hook up. Want the leisure batteries to last as long as possible. This was only option available with our spec. Apparently we can get an upgraded battery later on but not currently available. Hoping this is the right choice.)
Heavy-duty anti-roll bars, front and rear, with standard suspension and shock absorbers.
Extra comfort mattress (probably the most expensive way of getting a mattress but want to have it ready when the vehicle arrives and not wanting to risk size differences to T5)
Ask about Caddys as well as it is a colour option for them. Not quite the same but more representative than a car.I know photos aren't idea but the problem is that it is a rare colour and I have spoken to several dealers within reach and none of them have anything with that colour.
Interesting - one of the reasons we chose Grape Yellow was because it does stand out on a London street:The advantage of having a slightly drab colour scheme is that it does not stand out when left on a London street