Unless you're an automotive journalist in Siberia (Sir May B. Bach made this suggestion), test drives almost always kick off inside the city. We climbed aboard, were pleasantly surprised by what we found and started moving. Since our expectations weren't that high, the car managed to put a smile on our faces and thus we became confident about driving it in just a few miles.
However, after we added one or two extra miles to our journey, we somehow hit a barrier, with the dimensions of the car making it a bit difficult to jump from right to left through the traffic as you can do in a "normal" car. The problem became even more obvious when trying to park.
And there's more. The Multivan is such an interesting mix of sensations inside the city: you feel so good inside the car, especially thanks to the mobile home impression, but your office side does feel a little awkward when steeping out of it in the city center, but this starts to fade away when you think about it as a business shuttle
The 140 hp 2.0-liter diesel engine and the six-speed manual transmission make a good pair for urban dancing, making this activity a comfortable one and also offering decent economy (21 mpg or 11 liters per 100 km).
However, once you get used to the size of the car, you'll travel almost like in a normal one, with the parking being the only area where you'll really feel the difference.Continue reading
Hold on, Lou Cheeka would like to say something...
Vee-Dub is the best man! Just look at those lines, you wouldn't even say this is a van. And it's so damn good off-road, I think I could even use it for agricultural work. While I work out on the field, my buddies could hang out in the back and we could even have some beer.
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