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Inside The Awesome New VW Camper "California"

Published on Jun 5, 2018 5,263,288 views

We love the new VW Camper! Oddly enough, it's called the "California," even though it won't be sold in America. Come on, VW! What gives? Sell that beauty over here!
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  • Jalopnik
    Jalopnik Неделю назад You may not be able to have a VW 'California' in the US but check out what it actually takes to legally import a car over:
  • MATT
    MATT 9 месяцев назад *Names vehicle after a state in the USA *Doesn’t allow vehicle to be sold in the USA
  • pbfloyd13
    pbfloyd13 9 месяцев назад R A G E.
  • Bobby 2pistolz
    Bobby 2pistolz 9 месяцев назад Matthew Kraig That's because they are fucking stupid.
  • Conn 48
    Conn 48 9 месяцев назад It's because you can build your own tent-equipped van for cheaper
  • Vinesauce Obscurities
    Vinesauce Obscurities 9 месяцев назад (изменено) This complaint is petty, just like whining when the Cadillac Seville wasn't sold in Spain, the Dodge Monaco and Chevrolet Monte Carlo weren't sold in Monaco, the Lincoln Versailles wasn't sold in France, or the Chrysler Cordoba wasn't sold in Argentina (because its naming and emblem are based on an Argentinian currency)? The VW van's naming is purely marketing to project exoticism to buyers who don't live in the US. Not everything revolves around America.
  • Snarky . Live
    Snarky . Live 9 месяцев назад Not everything revolves around America. That's where you're wrong, kiddo.
  • Tony 24p Yeh
    Tony 24p Yeh 9 месяцев назад Not to start a debate but California shouldn't be USA-specific. There is Baja California in Mexico. California State was part of Mexico. Where there is enough demand, VW USA will bring the vehicle over. The things is vehicles this size are considered too small for American market, whereas this gets the camp goers reach area with small/narrow roads in Europe and Asia.
  • kd1s
    kd1s 9 месяцев назад Yeah kind of stupid on VW's part.
  • Tony 24p Yeh
    Tony 24p Yeh 9 месяцев назад "Not everything revolves around America" +1. Again, not trying to debate. We all hold our own opinions. But for 3/4 of the world's population and likely 2/3 of the land mass, so many things revolves the USA.
  • Vinesauce Obscurities
    Vinesauce Obscurities 9 месяцев назад (изменено) +Snarky If you think hard enough, sure. It's called delusion.
  • Bucket
    Bucket 9 месяцев назад Matthew Kraig It bothers me because Ferrari names a car after California and sells it in the USA but volkswagen doesn't why?
  • CAN Control
    CAN Control 9 месяцев назад Snarky lol! Typical yank
  • Bobby 2pistolz
    Bobby 2pistolz 9 месяцев назад Vinesauce Obscurities who said it did? And can you tell me what characteristics of those cars are different from the thousands of other cars they already had? The reason people are upset is because Volkswagen makes a huge majority of their sales in the United States. They produce a vehicle with unique characteristics and name it after California. So why not sell it in the U.S like they do a of their other vehicles?
  • The Misogynist Feminist
    The Misogynist Feminist 9 месяцев назад They should call it the Monte Carlo. Similar California like atmosphere but still in a market where it's actually sold...
  • Mike M
    Mike M 9 месяцев назад I agree ... COMPLETE HORSE SHIT!!! Take a look at EURO campervans ... US is in stone ages compared to what's out there ... And just when you think that's the end of it, look at the pricing! Insane. We are paying 2 to 3 times for similar campervans! WTF?!?!?!
  • High Light
    High Light 9 месяцев назад Matthew Kraig your dopey President was saying last week that he won’t be happy until there are no Mercedes (read German cars) on American roads. So Matt I guess you can blame the orange twot for removing your choices in your ‘free’ country. 💩 🕳
  • Ron Miller
    Ron Miller 9 месяцев назад 2/3rds of the land mass? Are you kidding? Really? Do you think the globe is actually accurate? It isn't by the way.
  • Tim C
    Tim C 9 месяцев назад think its ugly now? watch what happens when trump's tariffs take full effect. But I guess it won't matter as, then, US consumers will have little $$$ to spend on new (or old) vehicles.
  • Libtards must die
    Libtards must die 9 месяцев назад Snarky Nope. The world rotates around America and we are at the center of the universe. That's where you are wrong kiddo.
  • Medium Rick
    Medium Rick 9 месяцев назад A handful of our 325 million citizens agree that the world revolves around the them. The remaining US citizens and the rest of the 7.6 billion inhabitants of this earth realize it does not. Long live the bubble. Self absorbed morons aside, it's unfortunate that this vehicle won't be sold in the U.S. as it looks well thought out.
  • spook
    spook 9 месяцев назад USA doesn't allow to sell it. It didn't pass the crash test :)
  • Johnny Guzman
    Johnny Guzman 9 месяцев назад Yes they are stupid not to sell in the U.S, because people have the buying power to be able to afford them here. Not to mention it's cheaper than a house even if it costs $75k. I'm building up an 80's tin top for vanlifing, but I can definitely get behind having this turn key solution stateside.
  • Axel Boltz
    Axel Boltz 9 месяцев назад It's a Diesel
  • Beau Dahler
    Beau Dahler 9 месяцев назад i saw one in LA are there non camper versions?
  • Merv Cann
    Merv Cann 9 месяцев назад ...and lies about fuel consumption!
  • Karolis rum
    Karolis rum 9 месяцев назад Merv Cann European cars are better anyways.
  • Caroline Liu
    Caroline Liu 9 месяцев назад The true California is a diesel camper which would not be sold in America anymore.
  • Tami L Howard
    Tami L Howard 9 месяцев назад I know, right.
  • Jeremy Moorer
    Jeremy Moorer 9 месяцев назад I would rather convert a Dodge Sprinter.
  • taradead
    taradead 9 месяцев назад so are there any factory-modified mini camper vans sold in the US?
  • Christopher Dunken
    Christopher Dunken 9 месяцев назад Snarky America is a small portion on a global scale. That's just how it is kiddo.
  • DeanMartin 64
    DeanMartin 64 9 месяцев назад Vinesauce Obscurities Wanna bet?! The US DOLLAR IS THE WORLD'S SECONDARY CURRENCY. Know your role and shut your hole! Jack ass!
  • Christopher Dunken
    Christopher Dunken 9 месяцев назад DeanMartin 64 Can easily crash. It's definitely been on the verge multiple times.. Even closer now if it goes to a trade war. Good riddens. A place what once was is not. Common history.
  • 586576565436475
    586576565436475 9 месяцев назад You are all dumb volkswagen is Love all your American Cars are shit
  • Overbuilt Limited
    Overbuilt Limited 9 месяцев назад (изменено) Tim C Right, because heaven forbid the US president make attempts at leveling the playing field with regards to trade. Imagine that, a countries president negotiating on behalf of his own citizenry instead of sabotaging his country at every turn (Barry Soetoro). Novel idea. So novel, that retards such as yourself get pissy when it happens. Worry about your own leadership.
  • Christopher Dunken
    Christopher Dunken 9 месяцев назад Overbuilt Limited If it was that simple it would be done. Fact is the US generally has more foreign sales then the competition. It's not as simple as an in equal playing field. Don't like it? Export less products then.. the would can find or develop other sources, providing employment to other countries.
  • Overbuilt Limited
    Overbuilt Limited 9 месяцев назад Carlos T Wow! Your solution is to, “Export less products then.” Brilliant! Amazing you’re not working on US policy...🙄 Many other countries have prohibitively high tariffs on US goods which all but halt sales in those countries. Why is the US seen as the bad guy when we try to negotiate for similar tariffs on their goods? Oh I remember now, it’s a double standard as usual.
  • Christopher Dunken
    Christopher Dunken 9 месяцев назад Overbuilt Limited No, that's the conclusion on unequal tariffs. When having a higher share in markets; expect import export ratios to not be equal. Or as always happens with raised prices/tarrifs, the market will start sourcing elsewhere.
  • hrpuffnstuff67
    hrpuffnstuff67 9 месяцев назад :: triggered ::
  • Pee WEE
    Pee WEE 9 месяцев назад @Vinesauce Obscurities: very good explanation. You definitely know how to kiddie-explain. Sometimes you must put the cookies on the lower shelf so the kiddies can reach them. Good job!
  • Jeff Saks
    Jeff Saks 9 месяцев назад Matthew Kraig i
  • jimmy goody
    jimmy goody 9 месяцев назад Fuck VW they fiddled the emmissions thats serious.
  • Paul G Johnson
    Paul G Johnson 9 месяцев назад May I ask why it isn't sold in America?
  • Citizenthirteen
    Citizenthirteen 9 месяцев назад Just like the Dieselgate, VW has a history of making really clever decisions. Maybe the EPA hurt them in a bad place so they want to be vindictive.
  • Fatbeardedfish
    Fatbeardedfish 9 месяцев назад A globe is accurate, when you try to display the globe as a flat image, that's when it distorts
  • Aaron Zeyer
    Aaron Zeyer 9 месяцев назад That's because the US fines the hell out of em!
  • Bruzeks ?
    Bruzeks ? 9 месяцев назад I think it’s the states that don’t allow it. Regulations and emission type of crap.
  • John Ratcliffe
    John Ratcliffe 9 месяцев назад That will teach you the lesson for voting Trump into the Oval Office. What a fucking clown he is.
  • Timothy O'neil
    Timothy O'neil 9 месяцев назад Trump hope fully will run the whole world soon,Europe is pretty much Islamic now.
  • Timothy O'neil
    Timothy O'neil 9 месяцев назад Just the most powerful country in the world,if we wanted to we could take your shithole country.
  • John Ratcliffe
    John Ratcliffe 9 месяцев назад Sadly you're right. Nuke us from orbit; it's the only way to be sure.
  • John Ratcliffe
    John Ratcliffe 9 месяцев назад (изменено) I don't think so. Americans are as fat as fuck. As the great European Conor McGregor once said "You'll do nuttin'!"
  • سـلـيـمـان أحـمـد
    سـلـيـمـان أحـمـد 9 месяцев назад wow' isn't going to be sold in america??! 😨 🚐
  • Shootbult Peter
    Shootbult Peter 9 месяцев назад Matthew Kraig rc
  • ewjomega
    ewjomega 9 месяцев назад WTF is that all about
  • IndoHati Carol
    IndoHati Carol 9 месяцев назад I can't imagine the price😥🙈💰💰💰Probably why you won't see it in america😅🤦🏻
  • wopmf4345FxFDxdGaa20
    wopmf4345FxFDxdGaa20 9 месяцев назад (изменено) +Johnny Guzman VW would probably happily sell it everywhere, but USA doesn't allow it. It's the regulations that are made to protect own auto industry. The price doesn't make much sense, you get a real camper on same platform for almost the same price, that is a lot more comfortable and better equipped in every way. This thing looks cool but doesn't make much sense. ;)
  • Quentin 33
    Quentin 33 9 месяцев назад Damn. I didn't know that. I can i buy this here in Canada?
  • New Waver
    New Waver 9 месяцев назад Like your snarky ass could ever afford such a ride. Fuck the Nazi machine. If it sells there, someone will make it bigger and better and sell it in America. Fuck off, with your anti-America bullshit. The original commenter had a valid point.
  • Nathan Mace
    Nathan Mace 9 месяцев назад Johnny Guzman its closer to $110,000. I believe it was 78,000 euros or pounds. Whatever they are using now for curacy.
  • Young Skillet
    Young Skillet 9 месяцев назад Matthew Kraig damn for real
  • Mathew Fullerton
    Mathew Fullerton 9 месяцев назад Vinesauce Obscurities The Cordoba is NOT Argentine currency. It is Nicaraguan. Cordoba, Argentina is both a city and province. Named after a city in Spain. Before being condescending to others you should get your own facts correct.
  • luke adamek
    luke adamek 9 месяцев назад Vinesauce Obscurities EVERYTHING REVOLVES AROUND THE USA!!!! US MERICANS ARE THE CENTRE OF THE UNIVERSE
  • Mr. OL' Skool6191 Parts Unknown.
    Mr. OL' Skool6191 Parts Unknown. 9 месяцев назад Matthew Kraig I know. I am born and raised here in Illinois United States of America. I feel like there's no win. I feel like no matter what they make America doesn't what America be happy, peace of mind, nor live a good life.
  • Jessica Killian
    Jessica Killian 9 месяцев назад Well, California is an appropriate name for this ....because no one can afford to live there. So living in a camper would be an option.
  • DoomFinger511
    DoomFinger511 9 месяцев назад It's not sold in America because the price (after import taxes) is over $100,000. Not enough people would pay that for it to be a viable for VW. You could get a camper bus that sleeps a family of 5 for the same price in America.
  • Delilah Weeks
    Delilah Weeks 9 месяцев назад I know PLEASE can we get this in the U.S.?
  • Caiden coffman
    Caiden coffman 9 месяцев назад Vinesauce Obscurities Not everything revolves around america, but this is literally named after an american state. It aint baja california, its california, and chances are its talking about the US state
  • Leighton Samms
    Leighton Samms 9 месяцев назад Eric Zhu I’d bet this is a ‘blu teck ‘ diesel, as the ANORAK IS A V6 Blutreck, can ONLY use low sulphur diesel . NOT the prior diesels here , unfortunately the Amarok , is NOT sold in NORTH AMERICA, I have all the info in GERMAN here in NJ I may bring a CREW CAB , version with a cap in bac, comes manual, or auto 6 speed tranny .
  • Leighton Samms
    Leighton Samms 9 месяцев назад Yes, the EUROPEAN CAMPERS. are WAY AHEAD of the us, I saw, a guy, whom saw a very different BW camper in NJ, they were SWISS, they were on the way back from SO America, driving to HALIFAX NS to ship back, this wa a bare chassis the MFGR used, it was COMPLETELY SEALED , he forded rivers 3 feet deep, zero water anywhere , it’s manual on the dash, diesel, but this was NOT BLUTRK, as there was none in SO America, but what a build !
  • Keyes Lloyd
    Keyes Lloyd 9 месяцев назад You are right, not everything revolves around America but this is a very cool answer to this kind of car camping. I have a 1987 Vanagon Camper and would love it if I could have the newer model. But it seems VW does not think the California would be profitable enough. What a shame. The good news is that a product of this size exists and at least European buyers get to take advantage of all it offers.
  • Vee Eight
    Vee Eight 9 месяцев назад That is odd, maybe not because of the name, but the US loves recreational vehicles. I live in the UK and have an American motorhome, which is perfect for me, I use it often. But many Americans buy them and only use them half a dozen times over a decade. I think thousands would love something like this VW that they could use every weekend. It maybe should be redesigned a little to include a bathroom though...
  • gm c
    gm c 9 месяцев назад That's correctly spelled "twat."
  • bryan hurd
    bryan hurd 9 месяцев назад Matthew Kraig Really !! 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣
  • Abraham Gonzalez
    Abraham Gonzalez 9 месяцев назад Vinesauce Obscurities I don't care about the name, what I care is that this van isn't here in the us because people would buy these over here.
  • germanbini
    germanbini 9 месяцев назад Wow, thanks for mentioning the price. It's beautiful and I would love to own one (unfortunately can't get it in USA though) but that price is exorbitant! :( I have a 1993 GMC Gladiator with a homemade bed in it, it'll do! :)
  • ᴅᴇᴀʀ ᴍʀ. ɪꜱᴀɪᴀʜ ᴅᴇʀɪɴɢᴇʀ;
    ᴅᴇᴀʀ ᴍʀ. ɪꜱᴀɪᴀʜ ᴅᴇʀɪɴɢᴇʀ; 9 месяцев назад Quentin 33 Canada i think dropped their their vehicle duties from the EU (though not entirely sure about commercial vehicles, which it is build on). So yeah should be around 75,000 CAD. Still comes with quite some paperwork and probably a fancy insurance policy for collectible cars or similar.
  • Celisar1
    Celisar1 9 месяцев назад Tony 24p Yeh How are 320 million US citizens 3/4 of 7 billion people? And the land mass is not anywhere near being 2/3 of the landmass worldwide. Even if you meant the whole North American contintent that wouldn’t be true. And let me tell you: importance is not defined by landmass and neither by population. So, stop your ego- trip.
  • Celisar1
    Celisar1 9 месяцев назад Eric Zhu Are diesel cars now forbidden in the US or what do you mean?
  • Celisar1
    Celisar1 9 месяцев назад jimmy goody Yes, betrayal is a serious crime but I wonder if US Americans reallz cared about the emissions to start with. I really never got the impression that most Americans care about environment protection.
  • Celisar1
    Celisar1 9 месяцев назад Timothy O'neil So you wish for Trump to become a global dictator or what do you mean by you hope „he will run the whole world soon“??
  • Celisar1
    Celisar1 9 месяцев назад Timothy O'neil Hardly.
  • Celisar1
    Celisar1 9 месяцев назад New Waver Nazi machine? How ridiculous can American ignorance and prejudice get?!?
  • VideosUnrelated
    VideosUnrelated 9 месяцев назад S M A L L T R U C K T A X M A L L T R U C K T A X LITERALLY USA'S OWN FAULT!
  • Seymour Skinner
    Seymour Skinner 9 месяцев назад "California" sounds cooler when a German says it, though.
  • Franaflyby
    Franaflyby 9 месяцев назад Matthew Kraig ..That name was to attract the rich foreigners that do allot of California Dreamin . Little do they know that California is no longer a dream.
  • joecugo
    joecugo 9 месяцев назад #boycottvw
  • Grayson Phillips
    Grayson Phillips 9 месяцев назад Depending on how things turn out it could be named after 3 states.
  • nb
    nb 9 месяцев назад German humour, y'know...
  • JLNProps
    JLNProps 9 месяцев назад Vinesauce Obscurities I think you're the only one that implied that a revolves around America all he was saying was we would like them LOL
  • Larry Boswell
    Larry Boswell 9 месяцев назад Well, that sucks!
  • kykyky ykykyk
    kykyky ykykyk 9 месяцев назад Ultimate trolling
  • JLNProps
    JLNProps 9 месяцев назад Mister Rivalry all I'm saying is everyone has the right to an opinion like right now you have an opinion about my comment my question to you is if no one had any opinions and how would anything get done?
  • Alex Gieder
    Alex Gieder 9 месяцев назад Snarky ...but it’s named after one of the 50 states of AMERICA. hahahaha
  • madtonesbr
    madtonesbr 9 месяцев назад Christ help me what if I can afford new van, and not just a 1984 Ford Econoline?
  • Mihail Stoyanov
    Mihail Stoyanov 9 месяцев назад Nobody from the USA actually likes California :D
  • Sloppyjoemess
    Sloppyjoemess 9 месяцев назад I think the gist of the complaint is that OP lives in the US and wants to buy the van. It's called reading between the lines.
  • Wesley Peck
    Wesley Peck 9 месяцев назад Actually the Monte Carlo, and other GM products were sold overseas by GM dealers, even though it shipped with US specs and was "localized" in that Country. As well, you need to know, that all US manufacturers used developing Countries to "dump" non current inventory for many years. In Africa, for instance, you can still go to Kigali, Rwanda and buy a brand new "leftover" GM product. I imagine that would hold true in other Countries, as well. I've seen new, current model American cars sold in Germany, France and, Netherlands, as well. I don't have a problem with foreign automakers using an American city, or whatever, in the name. I'm proud that they do. I just have a particular distaste for vw's global business practices. I mean, you don't think they became the world's largest automaker by playing by the rules, do you? In all fairness, you should do your own research and make your own conclusions.
  • Wesley Peck
    Wesley Peck 8 месяцев назад @snarky...maybe in ye olden days things did seem to revolve around us, but, that no longer is even close to true. We're # 3 in the 4 recognized car buying regions of the world. China, EMEA (Europe, Middle East, and Africa), and then the US. If we don't start to standardize, like with moving to the Metric system, and emissions and safety requirements, we'll be pushed out completely.
  • Wesley Peck
    Wesley Peck 8 месяцев назад Don't blame anyone other than US automakers for not building the vehicles you want to buy and drive. They only listen when they get their asses handed to them And, even then, they only hear half of what we say. Pretty much these days, we are all driving "cookie cutter" cars. In 5 years, or less, than will be close to an absolute. Can you say Universal designed SUV's for everyone? In general, the only American vehicles that are inspiring, utilize cutting edge tech, and deliver value of any kind, are pickups. Ford announced that they won't be producing passenger cars in 2 years.
  • Wesley Peck
    Wesley Peck 8 месяцев назад I got your yank hanging, get a grip.
  • Wesley Peck
    Wesley Peck 8 месяцев назад You needn't disparage our President to make your point. That's weak. He was talking about the trade imbalance, and he said it "tongue in cheek". He knows, full well, that the Mercedes Benz we buy here, are made right here in Alabama, USA. Apparently, you don't. We even named a highway and a 20 mile section of the Interstate after them. You really shouldn't believe "fake" news.
  • Wesley Peck
    Wesley Peck 8 месяцев назад Which is, also a Daimler (Mercedes) product.
  • Wesley Peck
    Wesley Peck 8 месяцев назад I don't agree with Snarky's comment. But, we are not small on a global scale. We are 3rd in population, behind China, and India, and more than 100 million ahead the next Country, Indonesia.Now, if you want to pretend that the EU is a Country, we would be 4th. Still, not what any intelligent person would call small. BTW, in purchasing dollars, we are still number 1.
  • Wesley Peck
    Wesley Peck 8 месяцев назад You're shit. America put Volkswagon back in business after the war. American purchases of VW put their company on the map and kept them successful so they invest, grow, and sustain. I hate haters. So, where are you from? Nicaragua or Venezuela?
  • Wesley Peck
    Wesley Peck 8 месяцев назад Carlos T... You're confused. WE may have more overseas sales, but we do not have more than the competition across the board. But, you wouldn't know, or admit, the difference, would you, hater?
  • Tyler Hennebury
    Tyler Hennebury 8 месяцев назад God that's aggravating
  • _ _
    _ _ 8 месяцев назад W H Y
  • MrAlfre2000
    MrAlfre2000 8 месяцев назад It's €100,000 here in Europe so it pretty damn expensive for a €20k van with a fridge and a little sink.
  • Duke Of Prunes
    Duke Of Prunes 8 месяцев назад Overbuilt Limited Germany ALREADY had a 10% tarrif on American cars imported into Germany -- we taxed them at 2.5% until now.
  • Duke Of Prunes
    Duke Of Prunes 8 месяцев назад John Ratcliffe Look at actual statistics -- the UK isn't far behind in obesity, especially with all those lard-assed Muslim women you fellows imported for "diversity".
  • Edroxxya
    Edroxxya 8 месяцев назад The car is Not sold in the US because of the so called „chicken tax“. That‘s a 25% extra tax on „light“ Trucks etc.
  • BIll A
    BIll A 8 месяцев назад I would. buy one tomorrow if they sold them in USA. saw them in Germany amazing. for now my 1970 vw bus will do
  • Jane Doe
    Jane Doe 8 месяцев назад Well it doesn't seem to have enough clearance for actual California, so.....
  • Pato Rick
    Pato Rick 8 месяцев назад It's called California because one of the main designers spent the best summer of his life camping and surfing in California and he wanted to somehow capture that time and make something of it. The reason it isn't being sold in the US is that their engines don't make the emission standards yet, this is why they had to cheat in the first place. I think it's better for them to develop better engines before bringing this Vehicle to the US market.
  • Doug G
    Doug G 8 месяцев назад Well my thing is there are so many cool places to camp in America and so many people that do it. Sell it in America ( the center of the known universe) :)
  • Pato Rick
    Pato Rick 8 месяцев назад They can't meet the emission standards yet.
  • Pato Rick
    Pato Rick 8 месяцев назад Why do you hate yourself so much?
  • Pato Rick
    Pato Rick 8 месяцев назад It will come with the new much cleaner engines in a couple of years.
  • Pato Rick
    Pato Rick 8 месяцев назад Yeah but that's due to an import tax.
  • Pato Rick
    Pato Rick 8 месяцев назад It's one guy who said that, it's wrong to make that about all Americans.
  • Pato Rick
    Pato Rick 8 месяцев назад Germans love it though because from a tourists perspective it's quite awesome.
  • Pato Rick
    Pato Rick 8 месяцев назад Actually VW wants produce the car locally when they have their new generation of engines ready.
  • Pato Rick
    Pato Rick 8 месяцев назад What you said is not wrong, but the US also charged 25% for bigger cars so it kinda evened out.
  • Pato Rick
    Pato Rick 8 месяцев назад If you don't watch out, you might end up with the same problems as Europe once you get a president like Hillary.
  • blub2121
    blub2121 8 месяцев назад Thanks Trump.
  • Dorene Marcus
    Dorene Marcus 8 месяцев назад Matthew Kraig w
  • Merc
    Merc 8 месяцев назад The vehicle is called Transporter. VW T1 (1960), T2 ('67), T3 ('79), T4 ('90), T5 (2003) , T6 (2015). California is just the name of this specific interior design, first introduced in 1980. Other names were Joker, Atlantic, Caravelle. The T3 and T4 versions of the California fittings were sold in the states. However, T5 and T6 didnt pass the US carshtests... so no more Volkswagen Transporter for the USA. Best regards from Germany
  • justsomeguy
    justsomeguy 8 месяцев назад Except California is an Arabic/Spanish word.
  • R.Bruce Germond
    R.Bruce Germond 8 месяцев назад Tcteardrop
  • Rob Roux
    Rob Roux 8 месяцев назад (изменено) I thnk the USA banned it because this vehicle was intended for that California HOMELESS demographic that is on the RISE. Even Software Engineers in Silicon valley are living in Vans
  • justsomeguy
    justsomeguy 8 месяцев назад The US didn't ban it. You can import them. VW just decided not to sell them in the US due to a 25% tariff. Read a book people!
  • Rob Roux
    Rob Roux 8 месяцев назад (изменено) Right and the Tariff is for what reason? Because EUROPEAN cars cater to the average americans need...and America does not want this vehicle being sold in CALIFORNIA where it will be used as mobile housing in parking lots. and CALIFORNIA is also Nahuatl/Spanish-Italian for CALI(Nahautl)= HOUSE FORNO(Roman Catholic Latin)= OVEN the HOTLANDS/Hot settlement. Because most of California at this time was just a desert <Baja region that was first discovered>. Also the expedition was funded by the Catholics and most of the land armies were NAHAUTL people.
  • Ioannis Panayotacopoulos
    Ioannis Panayotacopoulos 8 месяцев назад if they allowed this to be sold in US , it would hurt the housing market...
  • justsomeguy
    justsomeguy 8 месяцев назад it is allowed to be sold.
  • justsomeguy
    justsomeguy 8 месяцев назад @)Rob are you really this stupid? Tariffs are federal not state and this could be sold in Alaska. Think then comment.
  • James Puckett
    James Puckett 8 месяцев назад yes it does!
  • Ioannis Panayotacopoulos
    Ioannis Panayotacopoulos 8 месяцев назад FALSE, and nothing to do with tariffs. Reason the VW has never been sold and will never be sold in US, is because they wont certify it for US crash-test standards.
  • Gerhard Hillmann
    Gerhard Hillmann 8 месяцев назад Yes, and everyone drives a SUV or truck and can tow a camper on weekends which is more practical and economical. I don't think it would sell well here at all. Too small for the American market.
  • Gerhard Hillmann
    Gerhard Hillmann 8 месяцев назад I believe this is a major reason, along with the fact that it is too small for the American market. Everyone here drives an SUV or pick-up truck and can tow a camper on the weekends. That is much more practical and economical.
  • justsomeguy
    justsomeguy 8 месяцев назад @Ioannis Do you get tired of being wrong?
  • beatonthedonis47
    beatonthedonis47 8 месяцев назад It's named after the Phantom Planet song.
  • James W
    James W 8 месяцев назад What a bunch of retards.
  • Steve T
    Steve T 8 месяцев назад Point well made Vinesauce! I am an American who thinks we need to be more respectful and globally considerate.
  • Paul O'Connor
    Paul O'Connor 8 месяцев назад The name's not to be taken too literally. It's just a marketing ploy
  • Paul O'Connor
    Paul O'Connor 8 месяцев назад Trump can't accept the fact that the sausage eaters produce a better car than the yanks!!!!
  • Vanity Fair
    Vanity Fair 8 месяцев назад Ironic isn't it! Good grief!
  • Dom Klatt
    Dom Klatt 8 месяцев назад Why VW whyyyyyyyy
  • Vanity Fair
    Vanity Fair 8 месяцев назад LOL!
  • David Mayberry
    David Mayberry 8 месяцев назад John Ratcliffe the majority of us didn't....but we have an electoral college for.... some reason.
  • Joanna Stafish
    Joanna Stafish 8 месяцев назад Wesley Peck... I read all your replies... and I love you, man! 😀
  • David Mayberry
    David Mayberry 8 месяцев назад Celisar1 Please stop talking to this guy, he represents the stupidest part of America. How many countries would want their absolute stupidest citizens speaking on their behalf? Unfortunately we have one of our stupidest citizens actually running our country at the moment, but thankfully not for very much longer. If you think America has a love affair going on with Trump than you must be watching the same news sources his moron supporters are watching.
  • Spirited Phoenix
    Spirited Phoenix 8 месяцев назад Axel Boltz what does that have to do with anything?
  • Theodor Lindberg
    Theodor Lindberg 8 месяцев назад Snarky Well everything USED to revolve around America but it seems you guys have taken a backseat to the world nowadays.
  • Dino Cruz
    Dino Cruz 8 месяцев назад True true true
  • Dino Cruz
    Dino Cruz 8 месяцев назад OMG so so so funny and true
  • Kirk Augustin
    Kirk Augustin 8 месяцев назад The US and California both allow VW diesels to be sold. The high end VW diesels use urea injection just like big trucks use, so are totally legal and conforming. The only controvery was the older low end Jetta TDIs that did not use urea injection. This camper van is not being marketed in the US, but you can always order on. They have always been available on a special order basis. Germany has the same standards as the US and California, so you can order any German car you want.
  • Dallas Carney
    Dallas Carney 8 месяцев назад Of course, although they they're all low-volume or build-to-order manufacturers, so they won't be as cheap as the VW camper. Winnebago even makes a camper van now. Google is your friend.
  • David Magana?
    David Magana? 8 месяцев назад He makes us watch a whole video and then right when he's done he breaks the news to us too bad u can't buy one in America lol
  • RawLu
    RawLu 8 месяцев назад Shithole.
  • Mario Iacolucci
    Mario Iacolucci 8 месяцев назад Matthew Kraig that sucks not the original ones from back then
  • Mario Iacolucci
    Mario Iacolucci 8 месяцев назад Matthew Kraig so its only sold in other countries right help me out
  • Morris Falker
    Morris Falker 8 месяцев назад All because of your moron "president.
  • Mario Iacolucci
    Mario Iacolucci 8 месяцев назад Morris Falker I'm from Toronto bud not the us anyway it would be nice to have a new vw camper
  • T
    T 8 месяцев назад Hey high light ....GFY!!!
  • Nicky G
    Nicky G 8 месяцев назад Vinesauce Obscurities, all the cars you mention that weren't ever built in those countries because they were junk and they didn't want them!
  • Nicky G
    Nicky G 8 месяцев назад Wesley Peck, you are mostly correct. They will still be making the Mustang and the focus hatchback only and it starts next model year, not 2 years.
  • Nicky G
    Nicky G 8 месяцев назад David Mayberry and you think Hillary Clinton or Bernie Sanders would of been any better? Yeah right!
  • Nicky G
    Nicky G 8 месяцев назад Morris Falker, yep Obama and epa what a shame!
  • tosha lazarus
    tosha lazarus 8 месяцев назад Hang on , this isn’t sold here?!
  • tosha lazarus
    tosha lazarus 8 месяцев назад Jeezus this car has everything!! Omg 😮
  • Gplus sucks big
    Gplus sucks big 8 месяцев назад Its called chicken tax. 25% tax on european light trucks since 1971
    BROJAK HORSEMALE 8 месяцев назад (изменено) @Tony 24p Yeh: That's like saying Jesus shouldn't be Christian specific because you know a guy in Poland with that name. When someone says "California" not even the people living in Baja are thinking "Oh that's us!". EVERYONE thinks of the American state.
  • alexanderbretta
    alexanderbretta 8 месяцев назад !! HULK ANGRY !!
  • D B
    D B 8 месяцев назад Wheres the toilet? Totally useless as a camper without that
  • Edgar Granados
    Edgar Granados 8 месяцев назад Well what do you expect ??? You know united stated regulations are reason cars got so ugly and fat!!! And if other countries want to sell there cars here, they have to comply with all the nonsense the car has to comply with.
  • David Shawver
    David Shawver 8 месяцев назад D B You shit in a plastic bag. #VanLife yo.
  • timerasty
    timerasty 8 месяцев назад shut
  • tommypk86
    tommypk86 8 месяцев назад Ford Everest... American vehicle named after a mountain in Nepal and has not chance of ever getting there...
  • dolofonos
    dolofonos 8 месяцев назад Spoken like a socialist asshat.
  • EattinThurs61
    EattinThurs61 8 месяцев назад Libtards must die Bubble boy you!
  • EattinThurs61
    EattinThurs61 8 месяцев назад Overbuilt Limited you just can not compete on a level field. If no one wants your stuff then you want to force it upon them? Is not countries buying enough American weaponry anymore?
  • DoomCityLive
    DoomCityLive 8 месяцев назад VW has been kinda stupid for a while though in all fairness The Polo never made it either.
  • Fabian Romano
    Fabian Romano 8 месяцев назад It didn’t pass the US crash test that’s why. They would love to sell it here. Anyways it would cost like 100k to buy that thing. Not sure I’ll pay that much, and I do own a 93 VW Eurovan Westfalia weekender that I love
  • Smiley Cool
    Smiley Cool 8 месяцев назад Tony 24p Yeh wait wtf 3/4 of the worlds population lives in the US?! Hahaha 😂😂
  • Matt Torian
    Matt Torian 8 месяцев назад This van would sell like absolute hot cakes in California. So many Vw enthusiasts would line up to own one. VwOA is DROPPING THE BALL BIG TIME. They bring on the disastrous Routan from Chrysler and don’t give us the real deal!!
  • yakitoriPB
    yakitoriPB 8 месяцев назад Matthew Kraig IS appropriately named at least. Ass backwards
  • Kenzo Scheerlinck
    Kenzo Scheerlinck 8 месяцев назад Well at least the Dodge Durango and Hyundai Tucson are sold in the US
  • Huckleberry Hound
    Huckleberry Hound 8 месяцев назад we got motorhomes in the usa. also we got amazing hotels wtf do I want this for?
  • n9athan
    n9athan 8 месяцев назад High Light well the impeachment idea isn’t currently working out as planned. Hopefully he won’t get re-elected. Kanye 2020!
  • Dj Pipe
    Dj Pipe 8 месяцев назад High Light thats kind of stupid on the president part. Nothing new. Mercedes and BMW have been building cars in America for a while now Mercedes in Alabama BMW in Greer South Carolina and other places in America the parts come from Germany but they're produced put together here in the US look it up
  • justicetout
    justicetout 8 месяцев назад VW is not stupid. If they want to sell it in the US, they will sell it. Name is not important
  • The Moth
    The Moth 8 месяцев назад Bobby 2pistolz They built this car, they aren’t stupid so shut up
  • Humberto Heredia Mercado
    Humberto Heredia Mercado 8 месяцев назад Snarky you’re wrong
  • Professor Xavier
    Professor Xavier 8 месяцев назад But pretty much everything does revolve around america.
  • John Flanagan
    John Flanagan 8 месяцев назад S_narky
  • Mike Tylka
    Mike Tylka 8 месяцев назад Because VW can't get off their ass and market it here.
  • Juljasmah
    Juljasmah 8 месяцев назад High Light no president Trump is making America more free
  • tc1uscg
    tc1uscg 7 месяцев назад And, named it after a state that busted it for Diesel-Gate. Too funny. But water under the bridge. Sold my TDI back to VW a year ago. Brand no longer on the list.
  • man0z
    man0z 7 месяцев назад Snarky America is the most backwards nation on Earth. No country has brought so much death and destruction on the world then America. It's also run by Jews. They dumbed down the citizens for a reason
  • oakblackbird
    oakblackbird 7 месяцев назад Tony 24p Yeh What in "Not everything" don't you understand?
  • M P
    M P 7 месяцев назад High Light enjoying our "freedoms" including constitutional right to free speech, thanks!!!
  • AJ 7
    AJ 7 7 месяцев назад Snarky the sun revolves around America. Just watch it down down one end and come up the other.
  • John Arizona
    John Arizona 7 месяцев назад VW was just dealt a heavy blow by the US after they were caught in tampering scandal. Keeping new products on the down low (for now) was a smart marketing strategy.
  • Karter Jones
    Karter Jones 7 месяцев назад Wait 25 years and import one
  • Real Skiing
    Real Skiing 7 месяцев назад Tony 24p Yeh US is not nearly 3/4 of population or 2/3 land mass are you slow??
  • Ann Bell
    Ann Bell 7 месяцев назад Talk about jerking our chain!?🇺🇸💔
  • Qk9CWU5ib3x
    Qk9CWU5ib3x 7 месяцев назад wopmf4345FxFDxdGaa20 wrong. It's been common practice with all European Manufatures selectivily edit their offerings. For years we didn't have Mercedes A and B class and E class is made for us. Audi varients are often comes in sedan rather than wagan. BMW stopped selling series 1 and selling 2 If VW thinks it can sell it, and worth the inventory and supply chain overload, marketing cost etc they will push it. VW is premium brand in Europe, but US Passat is quite different than EU. VW sales was not that strong last few yesrs. They might now have passed the US safety regulation or they didn't bother trying to sell itbhete.
  • Qk9CWU5ib3x
    Qk9CWU5ib3x 7 месяцев назад Celisar1 That’a what you get for starting world war twice.
  • Reno Vated
    Reno Vated 7 месяцев назад Sadly, it didn't pass the crash test. I guess not enough front end to absorb impact.
  • SeaJay Oceans
    SeaJay Oceans 7 месяцев назад They named it 'California' because being a very large state in USA, they have a huge homeless and living in Tents / Autos population, that you can see on many YouTube videos.
  • Hari Belle
    Hari Belle 7 месяцев назад Our dopey president? Jealous much? I'll take my dopey PRESIDENT over anything you've got. Don't bother to look at anything he's done to fix our country cause it'll only embarass the living hell out of you and whatever country you live in.
  • Hari Belle
    Hari Belle 7 месяцев назад Dylan Pharaoh-Whitney
  • Kathleen Firth
    Kathleen Firth 7 месяцев назад Matthew Kraig I just wasted my time watching this cause I assumed it having name "California" meant it would now be available in California and the US
  • Stephen Signa-Aviles
    Stephen Signa-Aviles 7 месяцев назад Thanks Trump!
  • clu4u
    clu4u 7 месяцев назад Matthew Kraig, well I live in California and bought a new1999 Eurovan Camper, if that makes more sense...
  • Dave Douglass
    Dave Douglass 7 месяцев назад VW's are crap!!! Ask any Tech who has to work on them.
  • Bonnie & Clyde Ride
    Bonnie & Clyde Ride 7 месяцев назад Tony 24p Yeh But... it isn't named "Baja California"..
  • Bonnie & Clyde Ride
    Bonnie & Clyde Ride 7 месяцев назад High Light I see that some of you braindead cunts still dont understand that Trump is someone that just enjoys hearing himself talk bullshit. There is no actual intent in many of his dumb statements, but of course those of you that prefer the evil cunt Killary, or the feeble, old, delusional, socialist pig Bernie.. will never be able to pull your head from your ass long enough to understand that.
  • Bonnie & Clyde Ride
    Bonnie & Clyde Ride 7 месяцев назад Tim C You may have little money to spend on those items, but many of us worked hard to secure our financial futures. This whole blaming Trump thing is fucking pathetic.. He may be an egotistical moron with aspirations of giant tacky walls, but he has also made improvements to our state and federal fiscal policy too. When comparing jim to the alternatives we had.. there was no other choice, as America could not have stood for another PC oriented, safe space loving, closeted racist, Democrat as POTUS. I have a half black daughter and to even think about Killary being her president made me sick. Yet all you scumbags can think about is how evil carrot top is because he wants to send illegals back home (like every other nation on earth).
  • Bonnie & Clyde Ride
    Bonnie & Clyde Ride 7 месяцев назад Jeremy Moorer Exactly.. theres no comparison really! The Sprinter is the perfect base to build your own camper!
  • Bonnie & Clyde Ride
    Bonnie & Clyde Ride 7 месяцев назад Christopher Dunken "Close only counts in horseshoes and hand grenades".. Btw, its "good riddance*" too. Every monetary system on earth has faced market fluctuations, but the dollar hasnt had an actual crash since 1929. Even after taking the US dollar off of the gold standard, it survived and thrived to become the dominant world currency.
  • Bonnie & Clyde Ride
    Bonnie & Clyde Ride 7 месяцев назад Timothy O'neil Chill man.. I'm a white conservative that lives in the south, but I'm also a Muslim. When you say that Europe is basically Islamic now, that's a huge misconception or misspeak. We as Americans have to stop this assault on Islam just because of a tiny percentage of radicals that take the name of the Prophet pbuh or Allah swt and slander it by using violence as a form of forced conversion. Let us not forget that the Christian's did the exact same thing and only stopped after there was no more earth to take in conquest. I guarantee that you would never even know that I'm Muslim.. I'm an Army vet, gun owner, hunter, outdoorsman, etc.. and my wife and I wear normal western clothing. Just keep that in mind when saying those things please.
  • Bonnie & Clyde Ride
    Bonnie & Clyde Ride 7 месяцев назад Leighton Samms What model name was it please?!
  • PitchTrails
    PitchTrails 7 месяцев назад Matthew Kraig y'all stupid. The California has been in VWs lineup from before I was born. And vw needs to bring it to the US for you guys to notice
  • sknyjohn
    sknyjohn 7 месяцев назад As the "u.s." continues to destroy itself it will also continue to destroy its global relevance so less & less will continue to revolve around the "u.s."
  • sknyjohn
    sknyjohn 7 месяцев назад Who's this "we" who are at the center of the universe? Certainly not your "u.s."
  • Grendel Prime
    Grendel Prime 7 месяцев назад Biggest Consumer market on the planet, of course most things revolve around us. Still the worlds largest Superpower and Still the top producer of most of the Goods you purchase anywhere in the world.
  • MJ H
    MJ H 7 месяцев назад It`a a Left-Hand-Drive vehicle so I can`t see how it`s gong to sell in the British nor Australia/NZ markets where we drive on the right...........Weird decision.
  • Deb Bigley
    Deb Bigley 7 месяцев назад Matthew Kraig needs to be sold in USA
  • Deb Bigley
    Deb Bigley 7 месяцев назад Merv Cann what car doesn't? My Toyota never got the promised milage
  • Deb Bigley
    Deb Bigley 7 месяцев назад Overbuilt Limited o
  • BattleRap Critik
    BattleRap Critik 7 месяцев назад Tim C LMAO yeah, no