Tuesday 13th November 2012
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If you have ever owned a Volkswagen Caddy van and had to replace any parts then let us know about your experience. You can also let us know how the parts performed when fitted. Write a short review and your experience in the comments box at the bottom of the page.

Volkswagen Caddy Van Overview

The Volkswagen Caddy van is classed as a light commercial vehicle and is produced by the German automobile manufacturers the Volkswagen Group. The Caddy has been in production since 1980 to the present date. These small vans are extremely well built as you have come to expect from a Volkswagen vehicle. They are very pleasant to drive and drive more like a car than a van. They are very well priced and have a good variety of engines available. There is not much storage space in the rear compared with some competitors and can be expensive to run. Does this sound like your experience of the Volkswagen Caddy?

Volkswagen Caddy van History

The first generation (1982-96) Caddy shared the same Volkswagen Group A1 platform as the Mk1 Golf. The Caddy name was initially used in the European market and it was built in Sarajevo.

The second generation (1996-2004) was designed by the Volkswagen subsidiary Seat and was designed on the Volkswagen Group A03 platform. It is based on the Seat Ibiza and there is a Seat version called the Seat Inca.

The third generation (2004-present) is the current version on the market and is built on the same platform as the Volkswagen Golf Mk5 and Touran. This version has a much more aerodynamic design and is slightly larger than its predecessor. In 2010 it had a slight makeover, keeping in line with the new Volkswagen design philosophy.

Model Types

Panel van
Maxi Life
Edition 30
Carrera Cup Edition
Life Tramper

Fuel Economy

The current Volkswagen Caddy is available in the following engines: 1.4, 1.6 and 2.0L petrol and 1.6, 1.9 and 2.0L diesel engines. The most economical engines are the diesel engines and you should remember to consider the fuel type, engine size and age of the vehicle when thinking fuel economy. Which engine do you have and how does it perform in terms of fuel economy.


The Volkswagen Caddy is available in both manual and automatic gearboxes. Which gearbox do you have for your caddy and how do you rate its performance? We have a section of our website dedicated to Volkswagen gearbox parts where you can search for the exact gearbox parts you need for your Caddy.


You can find Volkswagen Caddy parts through Breakeryard at very competitive prices. We have a vast network of UK Breakers who have parts available for all makes and models. You can either visit our Caddy parts page or enter your vehicle details in our part finder to locate the parts you need.