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This car has been superseded by a newer model, click here to go to the latest Volkswagen Caddy Maxi Life review.

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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PROS

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

CONS

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

At a glance

New price £17,288 - £19,401
Used price £2,995 - £6,810
Used monthly cost £74 - £168
Fuel economy 40 - 45 mpg
Road tax cost £190 - £260
Insurance group 12 - 16 How much is it to insure?

PROS

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

CONS

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

Volkswagen Caddy Maxi Life rivals

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