It’s a bullshit conspiracy, that or VW is absolutely nuts!! Most high top conversions seat 4-5, sleep 2. VW is shooting themselves in the foot thinking people won’t invest in this kind of vehicle. I was really hoping that this was to test the waters to see if there really was a strong demand for the product. Or maybe a Tofino if I was in the market again. I’ve been considering buying a nice sprinter camper van. I have been looking for years to find a way to import a new camper without paying the 150% plus the cost to get the van certified by NHTSA via RI. “Once the people that want them buy them, that will be it for sales.”. Not a fan of that collaboration, at all. VW is promising the electric new bus, the “ID Buzz” will hit US dealers in 2022. Well, it’s hard to say exactly, but seems to be that VW doesn’t think there’s a big enough market in the US and that potential buyers would balk at the cost. Sadly that won’t be happening , CaveVan can build you a Custom Eurovan or poptop Metris here in the USA. Last — kind f annoying that Adventure Journal was too lazy to call up VW themselves and get some one to comment in 2019, instead of relying on an interview “a few years ago.”. Seems to be a very huge criteria for importing one. Trinh, who commented on 8/13, had the idea a California Pre-Order. For a comfortable access to the upper bed in the Pop-Up Top. You can do this! Frustrating, my guess is that it is part of a strategy to flood the US market with the all electric vw counter culture bus in 2022. looking forward to it but need a van NOW. Its powder coated a textured black, and looks sharp. This doesn’t seem insurmountable? Whole sections of counties have to evacuate with little notice. Every single one of em. The inside is styled out in wood and aluminum trim, which sounds like something out of a hipster farm-to-table restaurant, but looks clean and appropriate here. They need to bring samples to the US and tour shows with them. Do you know if there are any cabinet parts available from the European California Ocean Camper so I might modify my 1999 VW Eurovan camper. My first car was a VW Karman Ghia that we bought in Germany, drove it around Europe and shipped it back to the USA. VW California Campervan, Bunks, Bunk Bed Ladders, sectional appendix, senior section, Bunk Bed Ladder in Mobile & Touring Caravan Parts, 3 Section Ladder, 2 Section Ladder, ZARGES Combination Ladder Ladders, Hailo Extension Ladder Ladders I have no doubt it will sell like hot cakes here. Another problem is the camper side. I have money in hand. Will you send me the details of how you know that? And presumably, VW would need to keep hitting 200K or so in California sales every year. Volume in Europe is now at an all time high of 12000 units. Part of the problem was nonexistent marketing and perhaps a misplaced need to own a Sprinter or nostalgia for a VW. Heck, let's say it costs $99,976: I'd prob still buy it first, because I can make car payments. Plus, they might have to make changes to the design based on the outcome of the tests. Pop top? See All VW California Campervan sales. Ladder. Volkswagen vw california 6.1 Ocean Led, digitale cockpit Merk: vw volkswagen type: t6.1 California motor: 2.0 Tdi 150pk automaat dsg datum eerste indienststelling: … Happy vanning! Landskabet og naturen byder på masser af små perler, hvor det er værd at gøre et stop – for at nyde udsigten, få en oplevelse eller for at overnatte. That represents 2% of the total 17.4 million new vehicles sold in the US, making VW the 13th largest brand (out of 35) by vehicles sold. Seems like they could get it to where they only need to sell 50K or even 10K vehicles to make a profitable. I’m sure a black market would spring up for resales But, would you be able to get it licensed to drive? Would love to have one here in the states – my in laws have on in Germany and it is great little camper ! We have just used to tour around Europe and it is an exceptional vehicle. My Moms initials were VW. It’s hard to find an emergency hotel room when you’re competing with 20k other people. Vehicle must be 25 years or older to import. Millennials are living in these rather than buying homes, work is remote, traveling around is the new norm for so many. Well, California vans have occasionally been spotted in the US, so maybe, just maybe some enterprising van lover can get their hands on one. Likewise, people were told to buy Hummers, they did, and then they got played by the fuel industry. Saved by John Le. The folks at Jalopnik did a nice walkaround of last year’s model that’s more illustrative of what this van can do than the stock VW shots above. In automotive terms, that’s peanuts. You can opt for shade spots, low limbs, car access only, etc. If we ever move there a van like this is definitely in the must have category. <–BOOM. Maybe even out of a salvaged vehicle with exterior body damage. Mercedes Maco Polo, In our travels, we have only seen 1 as well. I think of this all the time when I see 5 people get into a VW estate wagon when I’m in Europe . Now it’s garage kept unlike a RV. – Porsche: 59,116 vehicles This is their Top 10. What do you all have to loose?? They bought a rebadged Chrysler T&C, with a couple VW specific items, like MMI interface, but it was a $45k mini van. Discover (and save!) I’m an ex Eurovan owner and moved to a sprinter van, when my VW died. Problem with shipping one home is getting parts and service. $50,000, no camper's market? Der VW California 6.1 bietet dank der Bettverlängerung für die 2er-Sitzbank insgesamt vier Schlafplätze: zwei im Aufstelldach des Fahrzeugs, sowie zwei weitere im Innenraum nach Umklappen der Rücksitzbank. 211 Purchase Contribution3  Get €2,750 purchase contribution on vehicles ordered by January 31st 2021.Â. I wish there was a way to import it. Yes, that was for a car that wasn’t even in production, and with a 3-year wait time. No. 4000 to 6000? (wife is Czech). I drive a VW GTI now. Cool looking unit, though. My UL down quilt cost me $250. Jun 29, 2017 - This Pin was discovered by Ryan Rickerts. So much for free trade. – Land Rover: 92,143 vehicles We need to discontinue the sloppy, twee trend of adding a “y” to nouns and calling them a adjectives. A 74 Type 2 Westy Tin Top, an 86 GL Vanagon (my first car), and currently have a 2003 Eurovan MV Tintop. De California 6.1 is uitgerust met een nieuwe generatie infotainmentsystemen met geïntegreerde eSIM voor vele mobiele online diensten. Parts is a non issue…at least with Westfalias, Delicas, etc. The younger generation, want something smaller and affordable. Isn’t the real reason they’re not available in NA the chicken tax? “Let’s say you’re taking your average camper van and you’re going to Italy, take a U.S. van, you wouldn’t be able to access all these little alleys, these streets that they have – you would be stuck. ), then immediately follow up with, “My F-250 would eat those for lunch…”. the vw eurovan sales in the us were nowhere near where they needed to be. Seriously. DETAILS. Same for V6 and V8.) There’s always a solution to these problems. VW is right; they will not sell enough of these. Pass the yearly emission test? Then people can buy them and do whatever they want to convert them into a camper , passenger, or leave as a cargo van. – min. I’ve currently got a new Diesel VW Caravelle 6.1 which has 4 wheel drive and an automatic DSG gerabox. Oct 3, 2016 - This Pin was discovered by Franck MŸHRE. Service Plan 3 Choose a Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles Service Plan from €9.99 per month to ensure that all your routine servicing costs, for both parts and labour are fixed over a period of time.  Find out more here. My expatriate daughter lives and works in Germany. etc…simply saying there isn’t a market for $50,000 camper vans in the US doesn’t make the statement true, nor remotely accurate. It just seems like they could re-engineer the California for the US market – i.e., increase the price, or eliminate the some of the most expensive-to-manufacture features, or some combination of both. But there are many people here that will buy a shell van and convert it on their own. The company that brought us one of the first camping ready vans, the Microbus, and later iterations of the Vanagon and even the underrated Eurovan, sells a van purpose-built for camping and living out of, calls it the “California,” looks at the booming market for overlanding vehicles and camper vans in the US, and still refuses to sell it here. That’s the closest you can get right now. Not something huge. If old US beaters can be licensed and driven, why couldn’t this van? Discover our attractive offers and promotions for your next Volkswagen. Took forever to sell them. Ladder | Accessories | Shop. 2015 (65 reg) | 31,700 miles | DSG | 2L | 201BHP | 4 belted seats | L:4904 x W:2297 x H:1990. While it’s not a VW – you might be better off looking at the Tofino built on a Ford platform, but largely the same layout. 'Chicken Tax'? A kitchen on wheels: the California 6.1 Coast and Ocean offers you a fully fitted kitchen with a cool box, sink and stove kitchen unit. Wake up VW, you’re missing the camplife revolution in the states. I thought it was a desert mirage– it instantly grabbed my eyes and heart. I think they know.. i think there’s some underlying conspiracy for there is no logic behind this reasoning.. Die Mütze für den VW T5 California Comfortline. However, the XXL model is much better, stronger and it gives good handling. C’mon VW, you’re creative! Trade Seller While 200,000 vehicles is only 1.2% of the US car market, that’s actually a lot of cars. Se réveiller avec le murmure de la mer le matin. They’d have to ship it back to Europe to sell it.]. In that sense, this van becomes a proper family vehicle through the week, with the ability to embrace off-grid life on the weekends. ): combined 9.0 – 7.9. I would buy a VW Camper van like this. Let’s put some context around that number. Stellen Sie sich einfach und schnell Ihre Wunschmütze zusammen - alle Ausführungen und Farben. There’s a two-burner stove, the front captain seats swivel, the rear bench seat reclines, the tables stow easily for huge amounts of floor space. Those are people who are hardcore fans for this segment, but they’re just too few to justify making a new version of this only for this market. In that sense, this van becomes a proper family vehicle through the week, with the ability to embrace off-grid life on the weekends. We have a 1999 Eurovan Camper that we love.Was offered what we paid for it last year! That's laughable…Every blonde haired, silicon altered mom living in the yuppy housing plan next to my farm would buy this thing tomorrow to run to town and look oh so extra adorable (right?) PRISVÄRDERAD av AutoUncle 23 bilar samlat från 149 sidor Billiga begagnade VW California till salu Oberoende prisjämförelse sedan 2010. My current business imports from Europe and brings containers over on a regular basis. I can bring them in. For all of us actually living in the states, we are WELL AWARE of the incredibly high demand for AWD, compact, short wheel base, narrow bodied, trail-capable and overland-ready camper vans. I’ve been tracking this and waiting since 2014 and I know that it’s not just enthusiasts but It’s families, Couples, teens, elders… everyone talks about wanting the perfect camper/eurovan.. it’d be a dream to have a newly built one!! It’s as if they haven’t heard of #vanlife. VW brought a bunch of T6 camper vans to the states last year and they were all given high praise by the media. “Torquey”? The base model starts at nearly $50k, without shipping charges, which, sure that’s a lot of money. Hi Jeff, European VW van here. Bet you VW regrets not coming to the US now lol. And my kids would be thrilled to find this in their inheritance! Can be attached to the rear seater bench when not in use (California Beach with 2-seater bench only) Also practical outside your vehicle for reaching roof box, solar module or … In 2018, Volkswagen sold 354,053 new vehicles (all VW models in total) in the US. One percent? The folks at GoWesty might at least be able to point you in the right direction. I’m guessing the market is too limited, and once the people that want them buy them, that will be it for sales. More space. £54995.00. This VW Eurovan can be transformed into a camper! This handy, super simple ladder mounts to the rear jack point on the bottom and to the rain gutter on top. This is a prime example of the vulgar and excessive state of mind in America. This would be a great way for VW to validate the market. Toss that clucking ankle biter into my signature Pterodactyl Stew. by Justin Housman | Aug 12, 2019 | Overlandia | 105 comments. That’s millions of potential buyers. Throw some tires on there and you’re set. Buhlmann went on to explain that VW is aware people love vans in the US, but they’d need to sell 200,000 units to make it worthwhile, economically. Once again, a $50,000 camper van beats a 21+' mini RV any day of the week; whether you're buying overpriced, organic groceries in your hometown, or you're stopping to sleep in an Iowa WalMart lot on your way crosscountry (let's face it, you didn't stop in Iowa for any other reason). I’ve emailed the folks at VW a handful of time over the years telling them that they are missing the boat– I think there is more than enough demand here is the states to sustain the market for these vans in the $50-80k price range. And they are vw experts so they know the history. LOL I dunno why I just invested so much time in this rant. That’s it? That’s a good plan for getting one here – I looked into it too. Particularly with the pandemic, these would sell very well. BRING THE $86,347 VW CALIFORNIA TO THE STATES, ALREADY! – Cadillac: 153,863 vehicles SOLD VW California Ocean Camper Van T6 2019 Indium Grey 2.0lt BiTDi 199 PS 7 Speed DSG Automatic. There is an RV market, true, but those RVs are much larger in size than what we currently offer. Here’s a question…and I am seriously trying to do this!!! (We earlier had an ‘83 Westy.) DETAILS. I’m not sure you’re going to be able to “import” one to the states that easily. I would love a new camper van. £58495.00. Do these vans meet North American Safety Standards and emissions? I would buy a California tomorrow. VW Needs to produce a basic cargo version of this van, and produce it in the U.S. to keep the price down. Product-Code: ASL. I wonder what the owners of Marathon Oil, the Koch family, would explain the disparity? Required fields are marked *. Do I–the average WANKER (lol)–have $30,000, "Cash Only" for the jabroni selling his rusty clunker on eBay or advertising through a car website? Finance 3 Avail of low cost finance rates with our HP or PCP offers. The setup is an offshoot of the Transporter van, which you can’t buy in the US, probably the reason they won’t sell the California here either—more on that in a moment—and the new California is the T6.1 version. The campers back to USA. More comfort. And although it is mostly perfect, I would opt for gas over diesel having lived through both the TDI situation, and three of the slow, under-powered diesel Westie’s of the past. Don’t know why the article singled it out…, I just got back from road tripping through Europe… those California vans are everywhere and all I want is to sell my Honda Element and get one. Fully fitted kitchen. My gear is B list, and probably obsolete at this point. De California rijdt als een luxueuze personenauto en levert met het functionele hefdak leef- en slaapruimte voor vier personen. Yeah, my first thought when I read that quote was, dude, people pay $25k for 30-year-old Westys that they KNOW will break down repeatedly. Lost my Mom 34 years ago to cancer. -Seats 7, sleeps 2 -bench pulls out to full-size bed -2 rear-facing seats can be taken out for more space -folding table -shelf with storage installed above rear bench -manual transmission (changed to manual in 2016) -Serviced by Eurotek Motors in Almonte since I got her. But, Kevin, if you are able to import them, I would be an interested buyer. Just got to ride in one in Taiwan, and I would spend $75k – $80k easy on this camper, and drive it daily for work, and then off we go on the weekends. I will be buying one of these for myself and getting it shipped here. This is the “Ocean” trim — each trim level gets a beach-y themed name. These would sell by the boatload in the U.S. at any price under $70k. Pleasure-way used the Dodge Ram van and basically ripped of the VW California layout. Problem is that the Tofino does not have the same nice cabinetry for storage that the California has. Prepare a tasty meal anywhere, any time. Our team has years of experience and expertise with all types of Californias. But I will probably build one. My 2002 Eurovan was amazing, it just wasn’t build in a reliable fashion. Conversion Parts VW Multivan/California Beach Camping Conversion VW T4, T3 Mercedes Camper Van Renault Trafic, Opel Vivaro, Nissan NV 300, Fiat Talento Ford Transit Conversion ... Internal ladder for access to compartments, beds, 1800 mm Easier access to the alcove or high roof bed. Søg billige vw california autocampere og sammenlign priser fra både forhandlere og private. Actually have people put money down and have skin in the game. If so, how did he respond. I am curious, whether you know this or not, if there are tarfiffs, anything needing to be done to align with EPA standards or anything else legal. 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