VW Caravelle - 2.0bitdi & 2.5tdi Guidance

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VW Caravelle - 2.0bitdi & 2.5tdi Guidance

Post by nathid » Wed Apr 22, 2015 7:14 am

Hi,
Anyone owned either of the two vehicles above and what are the fundamental differences between the two ito maintenance / running costs?
I've heard the 2.0 is slightly sluggish in city driving ie you need to give it stick to get the best out of it - any truth to this?
The 2.5 (late models) are selling at reasonably lower values, what are the running costs and performance like?

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Re: VW Caravelle - 2.0bitdi & 2.5tdi Guidance

Post by Kavi4GP » Wed Apr 22, 2015 8:38 pm

The 2.0 does need a few more revs than normally associated with diesel vehicles, but when serviced properly run well over 220000km with very little money spent other than services and usual wear and tear , brakes do wear at about 40000km but we have drivers running around so does have a bit a a hard life , also it's lasted this long in witbank so with the air there and roads still never break it.


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Re: VW Caravelle - 2.0bitdi & 2.5tdi Guidance

Post by nathid » Wed Apr 22, 2015 10:55 pm

Thanks dude. Do you possibly know which motor would be best between the 2 ie 2.0 / 2.5?

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Re: VW Caravelle - 2.0bitdi & 2.5tdi Guidance

Post by Kavi4GP » Thu Apr 23, 2015 9:57 am

The older motor is strong, both are good choices , just find the newest one with the lowest milage and you'll have a good vehicle , FSH is a must
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Re: VW Caravelle - 2.0bitdi & 2.5tdi Guidance

Post by dazza » Tue May 26, 2015 1:41 pm

The 2.0BITDI should pull plenty well, I think the 2.5 only has an extra 8kw on the 2.0 on paper that is.
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Post by Abnormal » Tue May 26, 2015 5:57 pm

Power delivery might be different. But I have not driven a 2.0 to actually compare.
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Re: VW Caravelle - 2.0bitdi & 2.5tdi Guidance

Post by Jet Li » Mon Jul 24, 2017 1:29 pm

Kavi4GP wrote:The older motor is strong, both are good choices , just find the newest one with the lowest milage and you'll have a good vehicle , FSH is a must
I agree.

Not sure about the manual vs auto gearbox though. Mine is a 6 spd manual and gear 1 is so short and I do enjoy auto bitdi on amarok 4 motion double cab and think its very nice considering the size of the bus. Will hear what others say.
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