21st Jul 2010, 17:31
I have my 2004 VW Caddy Van (new shape) for about 4 weeks now. I bought it for a new business I'm setting up.
I got this flashing ABS light and handbrake light, along with three loud beeps come on all together around three or four days into owning it. Don't know what they are yet. Sometimes they come on, and sometimes not!!!
I also get an ABS light come on most of the time now, this light by itself.
Recently I have what looks like a yellow coloured bulb symbol come on now too; I think this means the computer has logged a fault or something? Not sure, but I suspect this could be because of a blown brakelight bulb.
The horn as also recently died on me. It now sounds like a poor animal being strangled.
I probably should bring it for a diagnostic, when the cash becomes available for me to do so.
These few niggles aside (I hope they are niggles anyway) it's a great van. Very quiet inside, no rattles or anything like that. It feels amazingly solid and so well built when driving on the road. I just feel safe inside it.
Good space in the back, and looks good too.
I used to own a Mercedes A class, and so far, the caddy is winning hands down, despite it thinking it's a Christmas tree with the dash lights.
Oh! The headlights work too! They can do this cool trick. When you go from dims to full beam, back to dims again, and then try to go back to full beam, they actually do just that. Another thing Mercedes have a problem with, not just isolated to the heap I recently owned.