Just how rare are 4motion Caddys.

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Just how rare are 4motion Caddys.

Post by Friar Jake » Tue Apr 21, 2020 1:08 pm

Afternoon all, first proper post of hopefully many.

My dream Caddy for a while now has been a 4motion Caddy Life but finding one seems impossible, almost as if they've never been made (have they?). Even finding anything remotely Caddy 4motion in the UK has been testing.

The dream is a self conversion into something that vaguely resembles a camper, or something that is built enough to house a rooftop tent and can get me quite comfortably off the beaten track without too much concern of getting stuck.

So I'd like to ask a few questions. The first is: Is it possible to get a 4motion Caddy life in the UK? If not this model, a 4motion Maxi or Maxi Life? I looked around on here for a while and read a lot about 4motion in the UK and it's lack of popularity around 2011/2012 and also about the newish Alltrack that doesn't actually include 4motion and is FWD. Checking the usual online car sites has been pretty fruitless. Hundreds of Caddys with maybe one 4motion result.

The second question is do I actually need a 4motion? The dream is to head off to remote parts of the UK and Europe (maybe even Iceland at a push) and fly fish. Maybe take my bike too. In terms of it's camper capabilities, that's really all I want it for. All other, more local expeditions haven't needed anything more than my Polo. I'll still be commuting to work and would also need all 5 seats (hence the rooftop tent).

Any advice would really helpful.

Jake

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Re: Just how rare are 4motion Caddys.

Post by Greg The Great » Wed Apr 22, 2020 2:16 pm

I got a 4motion Caddy Maxi Life, wasn't necessarily looking for one, just luck I guess as it came up at a very resonible price. Don't see many 4motion lifes around in the UK, think the few that are are Van's.

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Re: Just how rare are 4motion Caddys.

Post by Friar Jake » Wed Apr 22, 2020 2:34 pm

Cheers Greg,

Is yours from 2012 or 2013 by any chance?

Keeping my eyes peeled but only ever see the same one or two advertised with plenty miles on the clock.

Jake

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Re: Just how rare are 4motion Caddys.

Post by Greg The Great » Thu Apr 23, 2020 12:16 pm

mine is a 2012, with low mileage.

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Re: Just how rare are 4motion Caddys.

Post by Meesman » Fri May 22, 2020 8:41 pm

Bought a Maxi Life 4 motion in March. Been looking for ages, low mileage too. :D

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Re: Just how rare are 4motion Caddys.

Post by nanyk » Wed May 27, 2020 12:52 pm

Bought a 2009 Life 4 motion in April. From dealer, came from Austria.

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Re: Just how rare are 4motion Caddys.

Post by loglifter » Thu May 28, 2020 12:42 pm

If the dream is Iceland you’ll definitely need a 4motion, only 4x4 allowed on gravel roads in the interior. Amazing country btw


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