VW California SE TDi 140
If you are interested in this vehicle please contact Hofmann's of Henley on 01491 848800 or complete the short enquiry form.
6 Speed Manual
ABOUT THIS CAR
Offered for sale here at Hofmann’s is this brilliant 2013 VW California SE TDI 140 which has covered 52373 miles since new. Accompanying this California is a full service history, last of which was carried out in April 2019 at 43589 miles, a full 12 months MOT will also be applied before collection for the new owner.
Finished in Candy White with charcoal leather seats, this sort after California benefits from some desirable options such as extendable side mounted awning, Sport alloy wheels and rear mounted Bike rack able to transport up to 4 full sized bicycles safely and securely.
Volkswagen California owners will never cease to be amazed by the vehicle’s clever use of interior space, particularly in SE guise. Spin the driver and passenger seats round to face the rear cabin, slide out the dining table and switch on the gas, and you can be brewing a cup of tea or preparing dinner within minutes. The SE also has a mains electric hook-up, so electric pitches at campsites offer the possibility of plugging in your laptop or portable TV without fear of running down the vehicle’s 12-volt battery.
The pop-up aluminium roof is electrically operated via a panel above the windscreen and takes roughly 20 seconds to extend fully, after which the roof bed, which is pivoted at the vehicle’s rear end, can be raised to provide easily enough headroom for tall people to stand inside. In terms of storage space there are four cupboards and at least two other storage units, plus deep cubby holes in the driver and passenger doors. Open the tailgate and there’s further space for three or four large suitcases in the lower section of the rear compartment, with room above for additional rucksacks and bags.
The sliding panel door neatly houses a second, folding dining table and in the rear tailgate are two folding chairs enabling al fresco dining, should you desire. Our model had the optional side awning which provides protection from rain or from shade in bright sunshine, but it’s not a must-have accessory.
At night, pots, pans, plates, food and so on can be stored in the various cupboards and the dining table stowed away before sliding the rear bench forward on its runners and folding the seat back flat to form the second bed. Each of the windows can be covered with blinds, allowing for complete privacy while getting changed and sleeping. And sleeping is a whole lot more pleasant than climbing in to a sleeping bag and freezing to death in a tent – take along sheets, pillows and a duvet and it’s a very comfortable experience for a week away.
Standard on the California SE is a built-in, diesel-burning “parking heater”. This maintains a set temperature through the night, ensuring at no point will occupants get cold. Importantly, this works independently from the vehicle’s air conditioning system so again, there are no worries of running down the battery and not being able to start the engine the following morning.