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What should I be paying?

You’re still looking at this as a van right? Which means you still think a £57,115 start point is borderline ridiculous. But it’s not actually much more than VW was charging for a Caravelle, while the new T7 Multivan starts at £46,100. That’s worth a look if people-carrying, rather than active-lifestyling, is your thing. But it’s not electric, merely hybrid.

Other electric cars then. The Buzz comes in below the Mercedes EQC, Audi e-tron and lines up pretty well against the Tesla Model Y. It’s far bigger and more useful than any of them. And historically VW vans have been far more depreciation proof.

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Fully loaded First Editions are all accounted for already, so you’re limited to either Life or Style trims, the latter over £4,500 more and coming with bigger wheels, an electric tailgate, matrix LED lights and more.

VWs finance is a high 9.7 per cent APR (it’s gone up 2.5 per cent in the four months since September 2022), which means a base Buzz, with an £11,000 deposit, will still cost you £468 a month over three years, with an optional £38k final payment, meaning you’d have paid £10,000 more on finance than if you’d bought it outright. It’ll pay to shop around.

But look at it and tell me you wouldn’t feel happier stepping outside and seeing this on your drive every morning than a Tesla? That the kids would have more fun in this, that journeys would be more enjoyable as a result? And beyond the financials, doesn’t the Buzz look like a brighter, cleverer solution for the future? We’ve said this before, but could the ID. Buzz signal the start of the SUV’s demise? Could it kickstart an automotive revolution in the same way as the original Renault Espace? It’s less pretentious, less aggressive and better at delivering the greatest luxury you can have in a family car – space. The electric age needs a new shape, a new style and here it is.

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