I love Pick up trucks!
They are big powerful capable man thing that men want and need . .
The VW Amarok is a monster of a pick up truck which is un-tractor like and more car feel with mad torque and an urge to do some manwork!
It’s a high ride the Amarok which gives you a comfortable view in traffic, and while its sitting in bumper to bumper congestion it humming away looking for the nearest puddle or muddy field to trundle through. I would love to try this with an automatic transmission because the transitions between 1st and 2nd in manual were not the smoothest, I don’t put this down to my clutch shift control, I think as its a work horse it’s like this pick up need to remind you “hey we’re in gear, let’s go”
As it is comfortable and very fun to drive, it is a commercial vehicle and will work hard for you and your needs. The Load bay is big and ready to take the weight and deliver. And inside had loads of space for your crew.
I was looking forward to taking the Amarok off road but due to me falling over and smashing my knee I couldn’t drive a manual transmission so I had to get it back to Volkswagen and get an automatic. But judging by it handling on a dodgy back country road with flooding it would do just fine and dandy!
I did get the Amarok back and picked up a VW Caddy 7 seater passenger .
Well if your into your out door stuff like biking surfing and need to take your crew with you, including luggage and gear The Caddy is your man! Ha i’d love to see the Caddy get a bit more height and 4×4 it would make an awesome SUV.
The room inside the Caddy was great, 2 back rows of seats, the 1st takes ISO fix for kids seats but not the back row, which if needed for more space you can just slide out! #handy
Loads of headspace and storage above the driver with a deep shelf, under floor storage behind and little nets along the roof.
There was also an awesome bike rack on the lift up back door! Which is something that i don’t get why do mpv’s have a lift up back door? Would a double opening door not be more convenient?
The automatic transmission was so smooth, and an actual pleasure to drive, when i had to bring it back, I’m not kidding my daughter Elizabeth (4) cried she said she loved that van and wanted me to keep it!
I would recommend this as a family car and a recreational car too, with loads of space, fuel efficient, comfortable and has a cheeky stylish look to it!