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Discussion in 'Chit Chat & Introductions' started by Belfastcleaning, Jan 15, 2013.

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  1. Belfastcleaning

    Belfastcleaning Grand Master
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  2. Richard

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    As well as look at the specs of each van, test drive a few as well Peter.

    I ended up going for the rear wheel drive and a slightly bigger engine 2.5 (than some other makes in the same category).

    Richard
     
  3. CNS-southwest

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    Rear wheel drive :eek: that must be nasty in a wet winter with a rear wheel drive and weight in the rear lol

    Transit looks nice mate, check for rust on arches and bottom of doors, make sure she is way to start from cold, make sure no loud tapping/knocking, no excessive white smoke, and when test driving, try every gear fairly hard (at least 2000rpm ) and make sure
    It doesn't go I to limp mode...

    Think that's all the checks you need :)
     
  4. Richard

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    Just be careful on roundabouts, so far only had to steer into the slide 2 times since I’ve had the van :D . Usually because of slippery surface and too much power, water tank was almost empty both times it happened.

    Richard
     
  5. Extremecleansussex

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    Trafic/vivaro/primastar. You can't beat them for the money.
    Mine's going in for it's 150,000 mile service today and that'll probably be the last time it costs me anything until the next service.
     
  6. Squeak and Bubbles

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    Me too. I have the vivaro, you get people knocking them, but all vehicles have issues. One good thing about the vivaro, they don't rust! Had an issue with the clutch nipple which I got fixed, apart from the van has been great.

    Transits have a good write up too! Never driven one so can't comment apart from what I have read.
     
  7. harunh

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    All vans have the pros n cons ;)
     
  8. CNS-southwest

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    very helpful mate, can see you are being a post whore today lol
     
  9. mark m

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    I also have a traffic great vans apart from the last couple of days the electric window keeps sticking lol
     
  10. CNS-southwest

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    Lol mark, that normally the rubbers or
    You smoke in the van
     
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