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3.5 out of 5 3.5
Parkers overall rating: 3.5 out of 5 3.5
Volkswagen Caddy Maxi Life (08-10) - rated 3.5 out of 5
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At a glance

New price £17,133 - £19,151
Used price £2,345 - £5,695
Used monthly cost From £59 per month
Fuel economy
Not tested to latest standards
View pre-2017 economy specs
Road tax cost £210 - £290
Insurance group 12 - 16 How much is it to insure?


High quality cabin, masses of passenger space, can seat seven, large boot, sliding side doors


Van-like appearance, rearmost seat difficult to remove, other people carriers are more user-friendly inside

Volkswagen Caddy Maxi Life rivals

Written by David Ross on

It might be based on a humble van, but the Caddy Maxi Life has all the credentials it needs to win recognition as a great family car. As the name suggests it’s based on the Caddy van which means it’s able to offer plenty of room for seven – along with all their luggage – and is good value for money too. An excellent reputation for quality and a refined ride make the Caddy Maxi Life a strong alternative to traditional people carriers, especially as it is available with a choice of diesel engines and manual or semi-automatic gearboxes.

However, the rear seats aren’t as flexible or as user-friendly as other people carriers and a new buy, it looks quite expensive.

Volkswagen Caddy Maxi Life rivals