I think of this all the time when I see 5 people get into a VW estate wagon when I’m in Europe . The “California” name alone makes it seem as though Volkswagen is trolling us. I will be buying one of these for myself and getting it shipped here. And and getting parts is going to require importing most items from Europe. VW Bulli T6 California Ocean zum Mieten! “The second problem is currently we make those vans in Europe, and even with the rising dollar and weaker Euro share, it is not enough units to make up for a reasonable price. In 2003, the final year that VW imported the Eurovan to the US, less than 4,000 sold in the entire year! Incredibly sad the California isn’t coming to the US and praying VW will change their mind. Actually have people put money down and have skin in the game. It has many safety features such as collision alerts and active cruise control. Three percent? And presumably, VW would need to keep hitting 200K or so in California sales every year. Mit dem seit Jahren bewährten, raffinierten Grundriss des VW California Ocean Campingbus wird das Wohnzimmer zum Schlafzimmer, die Küche zum Badezimmer und ein mobiles WC steht für den Notfall parat. Long story short: unless VW were able to also sell the full range of other Transporters in the US, reengineering just the California and creating a support system for it would be ridiculously expensive. Der Campingbus ist sehr gut ausgestattet und es wird dir an nichts fehlen. Either way I just got back fr om Czech Republic and Austria and there are a lot of these VWs on the road. So, we get the, uh, Tiguan. John. Enjoy the freedom of four wheels when you hire a VW Grand California, VW T6 California Beach or VW T6 California Coast. On Eurovan boards of which I’m a member, when people check out these vans while vacationing in Europe, the price with tax, destination fees, etc., is usually closer to the Rialto is an eyesore or should I say a quite generic styled van so, why not bring back the delicious super functional vw California van and watch it take off?? VW Needs to produce a basic cargo version of this van, and produce it in the U.S. to keep the price down. Contact info? 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. Why couldn’t VW sell an add on package to meet requirements like dealers used to for other environmental upgrades 40 + years ago. Personen: 4Sitzplätze mit Gurt: 4Schlafplätze : 4, Wohnbereich, Fläche: 4,0 QuadratmeterSeitliche Schiebetür, Breite x Höhe (mm): 1.011 x 1.247Heckklappe, Breite x Höhe (mm): 1.438 x 1.262Wendekreis (m): 11,9, • Sitzheizung vorne • Klimaanlage, Standheizung  • LED-Scheinwerfer• Abstandstempomat (ACC)• Regensensor, Lichtsensor • Markise in schwarz • Navigationssystem • DAB-Digitaler Radioempfang • Parkpilot im Front- und Heckbereich• Kompressor-Kühlschrank (ca. But I will probably build one. It’s a bullshit conspiracy, that or VW is absolutely nuts!! This Van would sell out like crazy!! Asking for a friend…. But Americans love their adventures and I for one would be interested in this van. Only a very small portion of Americans actually travel within the US let aline abroad. Bis zu vier Personen finden in den VW Bullis leicht Platz, im Kastenwagen bis zu drei Personen. 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. Could be the deal. Try it now with our incredibly cheap test offer, exclusively available at our stations in Bern-Wankdorf, Basel-City, Zurich-Kloten, Hagenholz, Crissier and Vernier. I will. Verfügbarkeit Unsere Camper. =(. That’s a funny way to come outta the closet these days. Speak for yourself—any of my 6 grandkids could afford it since they have good income and live with parents who don’t charge rent and buy all their food ; ). That support would be missing in the US. It’s possible to get one here. There is an RV market, true, but those RVs are much larger in size than what we currently offer. Very nice looking. The VW California Owners Club is an official worldwide club for owners and enthusiasts of the VW T4,T5,T6 & California Campervan which includes and SE, Beach, Ocean & Grand 600/680. VW Bulli T6.1 California Ocean mieten! 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. I am also disappointed the California is not available. I’ve had three vans in my life– I’m 41 now. Because of the success of the trip around Europe we’ve just placed an order for a new California Ocean 4 wheel drive camper. Definitely a market for these so I’ll be looking at how to import legally and satisfy emission regulations and any other legal problems. [email protected]. The “California” name alone makes it seem as though Volkswagen is trolling us. Problem with shipping one home is getting parts and service. Der T6 California ist mehr als ein Nutzfahrzeug - dein Hotel California auf vier Rädern. I’d willingly part with my money for one of these whenever they decide to bring em stateside. I am very disappointed in VW! I was surprised to hear that these are not available in the states. Your email address will not be published. DIY conversions go with high tops because the pop top will add $10k+ to the price of the van. VW Rentals. Took forever to sell them. I say bring one of those camper vans to the US and see how many orders you get for them, especially if they under 50,000 dollars. This thing would sell like hotcakes in the US. Did you check the EU price list from VW? Starte deinen Urlaub mit deinem Traum-Reisemobil. My down jacket was $380. This would be a great way for VW to validate the market. – Porsche: 59,116 vehicles It is sad thst we have to make do with Ford, Chevy, and Mercedes conversions that start at $90k, and dont offer anything near what this little guy can do. A 74 Type 2 Westy Tin Top, an 86 GL Vanagon (my first car), and currently have a 2003 Eurovan MV Tintop. Der Grand California hat wie ein vergrösserter Bulli die Vorteile eines von Werk aus durchdachten Fahrzeugs. Or just move to Europe. Egal, ob Surftrip, Familienurlaub oder Wochenendtour – wir vermieten voll ausgestattete VW T6 California Edition sowie Grand California zu fairen Preisen. MattR Both of these problems are solved by the super trendy n cyclically stylish (you don't even have to be a camper to want/drive one of these) VW California. I live in Scotland, and have been to the states a couple of times, lovely folk, but your bang on VW would have made (and still would) a killing if they would have sold these camper vans in the US at the beginning of the pandemic. Lol. Make a Memory. VW Anschlussgarantie bis zu 36 Monaten mögl.-langjährige Erfahrung im VW California EU-Neuwagenhandel - faire Preise und kompetente Beratung - Wunschbestellung möglich - VW T6.1 California Reimport Coast Ocean - Preisgarantie bis zur Lieferung - Unsere Preise sind Endpreise ohne versteckte Nebenkosten Buzz is cool looking but I don’t see it as a camper. Particularly with the pandemic, these would sell very well. So take the VW T6.1 California with you and explore Scotland or get in … Point proven once again by Bulhmann's take on 2004 America in 2016 — or whenever the BLOODY interview was conducted. Here’s what doesn’t add up for me: why does VW require 200K units sold for this to be viable? Dein Roadtrip wird zum echten Erlebnis mit deinem Volkswagen California. Jetzt ausprobieren mit unserem sensationell günstigen Testangebot, exklusiv verfügbar an unseren Stationen in Bern Wankdorf, Basel City, Zürich Kloten und Hagenholz, Crissier und Vernier. I’ll be importing it to the USA temporarily to tour around the national parks with my son in 2021 for a few months. Lost my Mom 34 years ago to cancer. I was told by someone from my local VW dealership that the reason they do not sell these vans in the US is because of the environmental standards. If we ever move there a van like this is definitely in the must have category. Then people can buy them and do whatever they want to convert them into a camper , passenger, or leave as a cargo van. There are some rare exceptions, none of them are vans. Beste Ausstattung und top Service. VW Grand California Is A Crafty Camper For The Whole Family My journey started at Los Angeles airport, where the half-ton camper vans greeted me … 150 PS Diesel / Automatik. Did Christian ever have a chance to receive your well-articulated commentary? This year we’re excited to see Volkswagen finally breathe new life into the classic camper van with their 2020 Grand California. Thanks Robin. I thought it was a desert mirage– it instantly grabbed my eyes and heart. In der Küche hast du immer zwei Gasplatten, zwei Unterbauschränke mit Besteckschublade, eine 42l-Kühlbox und ein Spülbecken mit dabei. 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. – Tesla: 197,517 vehicles. That’s it? Email me how much you will pay for one…. I wish I could post a photo of our 2012 Nissan NV 2500 Sportsmobile with pop top and same floor plan as our ‘83 West. I have no doubt it will sell like hot cakes here. Happy vanning! This means that with many of the niggling faults that complex new cars can have, owners complain of long repair times while dealers figure out what to do. Seems to be a very huge criteria for importing one. <–BOOM. Brandneue VW T6 California Edition nach dem Baukastenprinzip mieten und gratis Tourentipps mitnehmen – das ist das Konzept der Ahoi Bullis Campervermietung. All unsere Bullis haben selbstverständlich Abstandssensoren vorn und hinten, damit du dir beim Einparken und Rangieren leichter tust und natürlich ein 7-Gang Automatikgetriebe. If so, how did he respond. Mine runs great, has low mileage and since I can’t seem to import a vehicle from Europe, I am wondering if I can get parts to modify the cabinet section (cooler/refrigerator, sink, stovetop and storage below these items). VW did a superb job! Wake up VW, you’re missing the camplife revolution in the states. Will you send me the details of how you know that? Kevin, it sounds like you know quite a lot about this industry so maybe you can verify if what I was told at the dealership is correct or not. My Moms initials were VW. [In my case, I am old enough that this wouldn’t matter because I would keep it until I die! Für Dein Abenteuer, Wochenende oder Deine große Reise! I’d gladly do it and sell it to you for $80k. Cool looking unit, though. I just can’t understand why they won’t bring it to the USA. 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. VW California rent at attractive conditions - with Swiss-wide delivery and pick-up service - already from 3 days rental period - fully equipped, ready to go Contact - Camper mieten - Baschnagel Wettingen Mit dem Volkswagen T6 California durchstarten. I can send him the money, have him buy it for me and ship it home. The younger generation, want something smaller and affordable. Here it is and i cant buy it? VW is right; they will not sell enough of these. Someone else suggested that as well here on this thread. Jahreswagen. Trinh, who commented on 8/13, had the idea a California Pre-Order. Europe is waiting for you. We camped all over the west in that puppy. Back in the early 70s, we dreamed of buying a Volvo this way. Every nook and cranny is perfectly thought out, it was comfortable driving and camping plus handled well through the alps. You can buy one and import it for $58k. . Check out GTRV! It’s hard to find an emergency hotel room when you’re competing with 20k other people. Dein Roadtrip wird zum echten Erlebnis mit deinem Volkswagen California. Volkswagen is making waves with their 2020 VW camper van. Farbe: schwarzGebraucht / Neu: Neufahrzeug (Erstzulassung 2019)Antrieb / Kraftstoff: DieselGetriebe: 7-Gang DSG GetriebeLeistung in kW (PS): 110 (150)Masse in fahrbereitem Zustand: 2.304 kg Zulässiges Gesamtgewicht: 3000 kg Höhe / Breite / Länge: 1990/2297/5006 MillimeterMotor: 2,0 TDI BMTAntrieb: 7-Gang DSG GetriebeEffizienzklasse: AKraftstoffverbrauch: 8,0-7,7 / 6,6-6,2 / 7,1-6,7Höchstgeschwindigkeit: 178 km/hAbgasnorm: Euro 6d TEMPMax. You can do this! I owned a Eurovan Weekender for about 12 years and it was my favorite vehicle. Yeah, and I’m one of them. 4 Personen . Campingbus mieten: VW T6.1 California Coast Edition - Modell 2020 - das ideale Fahrzeug für Freiheit und Abenteuer. 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). A night under the stars. Millenials would gobble them up. If that doesn’t work, one of my former students is now a Marine Corps Staff Sergeant stationed in Stuttgart. Throw some tires on there and you’re set. Europe gets the California. Essentially it’s as if you took a Vanagon Westy Syncro and modernized and electrified everything and gave it a torquey, fuel-efficient diesel motor. I couldn’t have said I better! Jedes Jahr tauschen wir die gesamte T6-Flotte aus, damit du immer mit einem neuen Bulli in den Urlaub aufbrechen kannst. My gear is B list, and probably obsolete at this point. ... you can rent one of our Volkswagen T6.1 California Ocean in Kiel starting in June 2020! I woukd willingky sell my house and buy one of these as my full-time home but nooo – we can’t have anything that intelligent in America! Der VW T6 California wird als Fahrzeug mit hochwertiger Ausstattung auch anspruchsvollen Campern gerecht: Eine voll funktionstüchtige Küchenzeile im Fahrgastraum erlaubt auch auf Reisen eine hervorragende Verpflegung, die Sitzplätze sind ausgesprochen komfortabel und lassen sich nachts in gemütliche Schlafplätze umwandeln. Darin findest du alle wichtigen Informationen zum Bulli: Ausstattung, Bedienungsanleitung, Tipps und Tricks für deinen Roadtrip mit deinem VW California und noch vieles mehr. 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. That’s the closest you can get right now. Or alternatively add a premium to the sell price to make the #s work for them in order to meet the demand in the US? Because of their small market share, VW doesn’t think they can do it. A beach house, ski chalet and return ticket, all in one. Unfortunately, the Metris isn’t sold as a 4×4 in the states, but the Tecamp is really sweet , In 2012, we bought a Nissan NV converted by Sportsmobile, Fresno. (Maybe on paper). Why don’t we have deposit program to find out how many are there to but be campervan. In 2018, Volkswagen sold 354,053 new vehicles (all VW models in total) in the US. You can actually use it to drive places instead of destinations. Instead of assuming that there is not enough demand, why don’t they ask for pre-orders with the contingency that they’d only produce and ship if they hit their target numbers? Same $+ for a 4×4 conversion. I’m sure a black market would spring up for resales But, would you be able to get it licensed to drive? – Volvo: 98,786 vehicles He said that it costs beaucoup bucks to prove that vehicles pass our safety and emissions standards. I’ve currently got a new Diesel VW Caravelle 6.1 which has 4 wheel drive and an automatic DSG gerabox. We also have a full online accessory store and arrange meets throughout the UK and Europe Zum Schlafen hast du viel Platz: Legst du die Rücksitzlehne um, haben zwei Personen entspannt Platz - genauso im Bett unter dem elektrischen Aufstelldach. We have to have garganfuan everything, from houses to vehicles. Der VW Grand California Der Grand California Die logische Weiter-entwicklung des Bullis. That’s what happened to the Element. But people are climbing over each other to drop twice that on a Sprinter van, buying far, far more van than most actually need, and Mercedes isn’t complaining. In our travels, we have only seen 1 as well. Allesamt fachmännisch aufbereitet, mehrfach durchgecheckt und sofort verfügbar.Unser aktuelles VW-Bus … Now it’s garage kept unlike a RV. Auch während der Reise sind wir immer für dich erreichbar. We need to discontinue the sloppy, twee trend of adding a “y” to nouns and calling them a adjectives. Surely a European car, especially from Germany, would meet US standards? In the meantime, VW is promising the electric new bus, the “ID Buzz” will hit US dealers in 2022. Well, PJ Williams, we can at least dream about one!! I was stationed in Europe and had the military ship my European-made car home. Bequem schlafen mit bis zu vier Personen ist leicht - im VW California Ocean Edition. I’m so tired of the American attitude that “big is better, and biggest is best”! Campingbus mieten VW California Reutlingen Wir haben uns auf die Vermietung von Wohnmobilen und Campingbussen in Reutlingen spezialisiert. There is indeed a market for these vans! By the way, we also have the last year for the smaller Tiguan. I absolutely love your comments. ... Dog Suite VW T6 California Ocean DOG. Ever hear of Hummer or PT Cruiser? In automotive terms, that’s peanuts. It’s as if they haven’t heard of #vanlife. I was told at my VW dealership that it would cost the VW company quite a lot of money to do the testing to verify that it meets our standards. Yes Europeans mainly get a lot of time off. I think with Covid, there’s has never been a time where getting outdoors is so vital. My expatriate daughter lives and works in Germany. When your love for Volkswagen extends far beyond the driver’s seat, Volkswagen offers the items and accessories you need to voice your brand appreciation—loud and clear. California. I would like to buy one over there, drive and store it for a few years and then bring it home. Auf 6 Metern Länge entfaltet sich die gewohnte VW-Qualität. Times have changed. For those of us who want to downsize, this country is the worst! My 15 oz tent cost me $580. 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. I would love a new camper van. Der VW California ist das Fahrzeug deiner Wahl wenn es um ausgereifte Technik, zeitloses Design und clevere Funktionen geht. Likewise, people were told to buy Hummers, they did, and then they got played by the fuel industry. Yes, it’s true, VW has been producing the California model since 1988. Campingbus mieten: VW T6.1 California Coast Edition - Modell 2020 - das ideale Fahrzeug für Freiheit und Abenteuer. Your email address will not be published. VW has chose not to invest the money that it would take (apparently millions) to do the test to show that the vans meet those standards. Die lustigen Blumen und die psychedelischen Formen und Farben der 70er hat er aber nicht. Service? But here’s a very sticky issue: once you get it here you are going to have a very difficult time finding people who will work on it.