Photos by MJ Klein
I thought it was time to show our readers the new car. But, the weather has been awful (hard to take photos in the rain) and our entire family has been sick with the flu for almost 2 weeks. So I’ve decided to do a short series on the new car to give me time to do more photography.
The new car is a Volkswagen Caddy Maxi. I’ve heard that this model is not available in the USA. I’m hoping our readers will let us know. The models are a bit confusing, but ours is a 7 seat 1.6 liter turbo diesel, with a 7 speed automatic transmission. For now I’m going to show you what it looks like in this installment, and later I’ll get into the technical details.
Like most cars in Taiwan, we have dark windows.
It looks like a van with a car front-end on it.
The front kinda looks like a Golf.
Daytime running lights. The light control has an automatic setting. I leave it on Auto and the lights come on automatically when needed.
Normal headlights + front fog lights. The fog lights also act as cornering lights at slower speeds. This feature is very convenient, especially when parking.
We have the model with a tailgate, as opposed to the two doors. Later on I will show you the cargo space details.
The salesman told us that no one wanted this car because the wives disliked the color. Personally I love the color, and the paint is a rich metalflake finish. The 1.6 liter turbo diesel has more than enough power. The smaller engine uses less fuel and we’re experiencing very good fuel economy.
I need to recover from this illness and have a nice day to take more photos for subsequent installments. Thanks for reading. Please leave us your questions and comments!