Luke's Caravelle

Discussion in 'Show Us Your T6' started by Lukavell, 27 Mar 2018.

  1. Lukavell

    Lukavell Senior Member VIP Member T6 Guru

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    Here she is. My caravelle executive 150 DSG. Done 2000 miles so far and loving it. I've come from a 2008 2.5 kombi which was pretty agricultural in comparison! It pulls like a train and is very smooth with it. I've swapped the step light bulbs and boot bulbs for LEDs. I also covered the back of the engine cover with dodo mat because I had a sheet spare. It was very quiet and refined beforehand but why not eh!?

    We've got it with a five seat configuration so there's tons of boot and passenger space.

    I'm currently debating what to swap over from the kombi before I sell it. It's got some nice 20" RR wheels, roof bars, side bars and I've already knicked the wind deflectors.

    Also going to get a carista dongle as the app won't work with the obd dongle I've got.

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    Last edited: 27 Mar 2018
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  2. richi

    richi Geriatric surfer dude VIP Member T6 Guru

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    That would look lovely with the RR 20s :thumbsup:
     
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  3. StudleyGlass

    StudleyGlass 150 DSG Kombi/Caravelle/Air-ride VCDS User Moderator VIP Member T6 Legend

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    Very nice :thumbsup:
     
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  4. Lukavell

    Lukavell Senior Member VIP Member T6 Guru

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    It most definitely would but I'm worried it'll muck the ride quality up, which at present is lovely (I must be getting old talking like this), and scupper the better MPG I'm getting. I'd like to weigh one of each of the wheels as the diameter isn't much different so if the weight is similar it shouldn't have much of an effect. I'll probably swap them over and see how it goes for a few tanks.:whistle: I do however quite like the wheels it's got, I also really like the 18" Toluca alloys too which are a factory option so might try and source some of them instead.

    Cheers mate!:thumbsup:
     
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  5. Pauly

    Pauly Senior Member VCDS User Admin Moderator

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    But you have DCC ??
     
  6. Lukavell

    Lukavell Senior Member VIP Member T6 Guru

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    I'm not sure I do but would be pleased to be wrong on this occasion @Pauly!?!
     
  7. Pauly

    Pauly Senior Member VCDS User Admin Moderator

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    Thought all caravelle execs had it
    Button to right of radio that says comfort on it with a light in the middle to switch between softer and former suspension ??
     
  8. Lukavell

    Lukavell Senior Member VIP Member T6 Guru

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    Maybe the earlier MYs had it but mine (17) doesn't, was getting excited then! Here's a pic of the centre console... Sorry for crap photo , it's dark.

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  9. Pauly

    Pauly Senior Member VCDS User Admin Moderator

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    See what you mean
    I just checked and it fits next to the P button in the left group
    Dash buttons
     
  10. Lukavell

    Lukavell Senior Member VIP Member T6 Guru

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    Deffo looks like execs used to come with it as standard, bugger! It must be amazing with DCC as I'm well impressed without it. I think mine has a lower suspension set up from the factory, only 20mm if I remember correctly but it does ride and handle nicely.
     
  11. Fish

    Fish Senior Member VIP Member T6 Legend

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    Looks awesome mate.. any internal pics yet?.
     
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  12. Ed Webb

    Ed Webb Webber VCDS User Moderator VIP Member T6 Legend

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    Awesome looking van :thumbsup:
     
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  13. Lukavell

    Lukavell Senior Member VIP Member T6 Guru

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    @Fish @Ed Webb cheers.

    I'll try and get some later today while it's clean.

    We're off away for the weekend in it on Friday for the first time so looking forward to that.

    Had the A/C on yesterday and was impressed with how quickly it cooled the cab down. The true test will be in Southern Italy this summer!

    Also ordered a Carista dongle today so looking forward to having a play with that when it arrives.
     
  14. Ed Webb

    Ed Webb Webber VCDS User Moderator VIP Member T6 Legend

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    You've probably found it already but here is a thread on the carista app:
    Carista
    There are more. It's a nice little tool for the money
     
  15. Lukavell

    Lukavell Senior Member VIP Member T6 Guru

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    Ed, that's the thread that cost me the 15.99 for the dongle but thanks anyway! I'm looking forward to having a play with it.
     
  16. Ed Webb

    Ed Webb Webber VCDS User Moderator VIP Member T6 Legend

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    There's plenty of bank balance reducing threads out there.... I shall go and find you more :D
     
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  17. Lukavell

    Lukavell Senior Member VIP Member T6 Guru

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    Here's a few interior shots. The cabin is very nice I'm sure you'll all agree. I love all the gloss black and car grade dials and trims as well as the charcoal coloured plastics too - ideally I'd love to get the roof lining and upper trim parts to match, but I think that might be pushing it a bit for the moment!

    The seats are also extremely comfortable with front swivels.


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    And the last one is a photo next to her big brother... old blue. These are the wheels I'm thinking about swapping over. Thoughts welcome.

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    Last edited: 28 Mar 2018
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  18. Duncan Mowlem

    Duncan Mowlem Member T6 Pro

    thats a bit nice....:thumbsup:
     
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  19. Caravellet6

    Caravellet6 Senior Member VIP Member T6 Legend

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    Ahhh very nice, our exec is 2 1/2 years old and still can’t believe how good it is despite having to have a new engine.....
    The DCC was always an option so you didn’t miss out it’s the button next to the parking sensor one, in sport mode it does make a big difference to handling too.
     
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  20. Buggirl

    Buggirl Senior Member VIP Member T6 Legend

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    She looks great! What was with having to have a new engine?!?
     
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