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Have you ever owned a Volkswagen Caravelle? Did you have to purchase any replacement parts for the vehicle? If so then we would like to hear about your experience and how the parts faired. Write your review in the comments box at the bottom of the page.

Volkswagen Caravelle Overview

The Volkswagen Caravelle is classed as a large MPV (Multi Purpose Vehicle) and is produced by the German manufacturing company The Volkswagen Group. The Caravelle is the version of the Volkswagen Transporter with windows all the way round the vehicle and is used as a people carrier. Some people class this as a light commercial vehicle due to it being the same as the Transporter but with windows, but it is still classed as a large MPV as its main purpose is to transport people not goods. There is plenty space inside the Caravelle, it’s well built and good to drive. They can be expensive both to buy and run and a standard MPV will do the same job at a cheaper price. Does this sound like your experience of the Caravelle?


The first version (1990-2003) of the T4 platform was introduced in 1990 and was the first Transporter to have a front mounted, water cooled engine. This version ran for almost 14 years, which was the second longest behind the T1. The Caravelle received a facelift in 1996, giving it a longer front end to fit the new V6 engine.

The second version T5 (2003-present) replaced the T4 in 2003 and is the second best people carrier of the T5 range. The Kombi is the entry level version, the Shuttle next, and then the Caravelle. The top of the range is the Multivan. The Caravelle is available in SWB and LWB, holding up to a maximum of 9 people. Some of the extra features of the Caravelle are ABS, air-conditioning, arm rests and heated mirrors. This is the current version on the market.


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Fuel Economy

The available engines for the Volkswagen Caravelle are the 2.0 and 3.2L petrol and the 1.9, 2.0 and 2.5L diesel versions. The most economical of these engines are the 1.9 and 2.0L diesels, which offer up to 37mpg. Which engine do you have and how does it perform economically? Take into consideration the age, fuel type and engine size when thinking fuel economy.


The Volkswagen Caravelle has 5 and 6 speed manual gearboxes, 6-speed automatic and a 7-speed direct shift gearbox available. Which gearbox do you have and how do you rate its performance? Why not look at our Volkswagen gearbox section to search for your Caravelle gearbox parts.


We have Volkswagen Caravelle parts available at amazing prices. Our comprehensive network of UK Breakers has parts for all makes and models at some of the best prices around. Enter your vehicle details in our part finder or visit the Caravelle parts page to locate the exact parts you need.