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17 Dec 2020

The Volkswagen Story - The VW California

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First launched back in 2003, it’s a vehicle that’s based on the iconic VW transporter and whilst it might not be quite as universally popular as its classic counterpart, it does offer quite a few more mod-cons for a more comfortable time out on the open road.

What makes the California unique is that despite the VW name being synonymous with campervanning for people all around the world, its the first model that wasn’t an after-market conversion. Previous incarnations of VW campers were made by Westfalia, but the California is all VW - and it shows!

Sheer Camping & Motoring Luxury

Despite having dimensions more in keeping with a car, the VW California has a spacious interior that ensures a degree of luxury for anyone living inside. Easily parked in multi-storey car parks and handling like a saloon, this particular campervan has enjoyed huge popularity, due in no small part to its reliability and how easy it is to drive.

Inside you’ll find lots of features that make road-living more comfortable like a gas hob, a sink with taps that provide running water, a fridge and really cool revolving captain chairs. You’ll also find lots of other user-friendly features like a bench that turns into a double bed, an on-board computer monitoring system and lots of intelligent storage.

Whilst it might not be quite there yet, there’s little doubt amongst the thousands of VW California fans that this is a future classic in-the-making that will, one day, be seen in the same category as the VW transporter. With all this available to the owner, it’s not hard to see why.


The VW California is surely a future classic of the campervanning scene and anyone owning one is almost certain to be the envy of their friends. If you’re lucky enough to own a highly sought after vehicle like this one, it’s important that you have a comprehensive campervan insurance policy to protect it from damage and theft.

That’s something we can absolutely help you with at Stuart Insurances, as we have a range of policies that are designed to keep you fully covered whilst enjoying life on the road. It’s something that you can find more about by visiting us online at www.campervaninsurance.ie

Whether you’re looking to renew insurance on an existing policy or get a quote for a new one, our friendly team of advisors is available to speak to on 01 288-1779. They’re ready and waiting to help you find the ideal policy for your needs.

Thanks for reading our blog. Check back with us soon for more advice, tips and stories from the wonderful past of campervanning. Until then, stay safe and protected.





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