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Well here she is, the new company vehicle.

2018, vauxhall viavaro, still got 18months/20k dealers warranty left.

Van has only ever been owned by the dealership.

£12k

 

Pick her up next Saturday.

 

All i gotta do now is name her.

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CMcB
1 hour ago, HWCS said:

Well here she is, the new company vehicle.

2018, vauxhall viavaro, still got 18months/20k dealers warranty left.

Van has only ever been owned by the dealership.

£12k

 

Pick her up next Saturday.

 

All i gotta do now is name her.

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Sorry to say this, you've been duped! The vans a guy not a girl 🤦‍♂️

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HWCS
1 minute ago, CMcB said:

Sorry to say this, you've been duped! The vans a guy not a girl 🤦‍♂️

I was told all vehicles are female because they carry.

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dmw

I named my old van Startyerbastad..for the obvious reasons....

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spruce
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1 hour ago, dmw said:

I named my old van Startyerbastad..for the obvious reasons....

So your van was male!😂

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dazmond

why does anyone buy vivaro,primastar,trafic vans?any mechanic will tell you they are one of the worst,unreliable vans on the road with well known gearbox and injector problems......

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HWCS
19 hours ago, spruce said:

So your van was male!😂

Hybrid 🤪🤪🤪🤪

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Davy G
6 minutes ago, HWCS said:

Hybrid 🤪🤪🤪🤪

There's a lot of it about these days. 😁

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Pjj
32 minutes ago, dazmond said:

why does anyone buy vivaro,primastar,trafic vans?any mechanic will tell you they are one of the worst,unreliable vans on the road with well known gearbox and injector problems......

That was the older ones the newer ones aren't to bad 

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spruce
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1 hour ago, dazmond said:

why does anyone buy vivaro,primastar,trafic vans?any mechanic will tell you they are one of the worst,unreliable vans on the road with well known gearbox and injector problems......

They've all got dramas in one form or another. Some worse than others. A good van today could change to a bad van tomorrow. Some of those changes can be due to external forces such as emissions regulations or an internal change of direction.

When Ford introduced the Transit Connect in 2003 it was soon voted van of the year. But very soon it became evident that the Tddi engine they used was very dated (the Tdci only became an option later in the T230) and they didn't have much rust protection. In our part of the world we really see a 53/04/54 plate Transit Connect where their are still dozens of 02/52/03/53/04 plate Berlingo/Partner vans because they were galvanized dipped where Connects weren't.

 

 

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Iron Giant
16 hours ago, dazmond said:

why does anyone buy vivaro,primastar,trafic vans?any mechanic will tell you they are one of the worst,unreliable vans on the road with well known gearbox and injector problems......

A mate of mine bought a 3 year old vivaro over 10 years ago and still has it as his daily workhorse never had any major issues that he couldn't fix himself, be he is like a mechanic anyway as he is car mad

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spruce
17 minutes ago, Iron Giant said:

A mate of mine bought a 3 year old vivaro over 10 years ago and still has it as his daily workhorse never had any major issues that he couldn't fix himself, be he is like a mechanic anyway as he is car mad

In the early days you either got a good one or a bad one. If you got a bad one it was a nightmare. 

A fellow Windie locally had had 2. The first was an 04 plate. He had no problems with it at all. It was hit by a foreign driver and written off. He replaced it with a 57 plate and again no issues.

His dad bought an 06 plate and it cost him a fortune. I think it ended up having 2 reconditioned gearboxes. The serpentine belt broke and in the process smashed the cam belt cover and snapped the cambelt. He again opted for a reconditioned engine. That later developed another fault so he scrapped the van. I'm not sure how much of his financial loss was dealing with the wrong repairers. The garage he used for servicing should have checked the belt and replaced it on it last service.

The trouble is that you also need to check up on the service work a garage has done. You just can't presume they do a thorough job.

 

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scottish cleaning service

They had a problem with water getting into the  glow plugs I think and they couldn't be extracted when broke. The engine slowly died. You have to remember that without a van you don't have a business thus no money coming in. An old guy yesterday said is that a new van you have. I said its 12yrs old but I got it resprayed and he found it hard to believe but I look after my vehicles. My next van will be nearly new so I have the manufacturers warranty. 

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Daveyboy001

i have 2 vivaros   my last vivaro  was great  died at 180.000  it was worked hard bless but only big job done was a gear box  the rest was run of the mill stuff.track rod ends brakes brake pipes ball joints  all to do with the loads we carry every day  i may add that was  a 03 plate  i know have a 08 plate which is great  too .

bought another round last year needed another van  so bought a 60 plate   OMG i used to be a mechanic for 10 years so pretty much know myself around  a van  the newer vivaros have a massive problem with water getting in the injectors  i knew this   ?? what  a DOG this van has been from day 1  got told had 4 new injectors  my ****  but who takes all the covers off to check  its not a 2 min job  from experience  i think the transits rot with the water always finds away some how  and vauxhall  you either get a good one or a bad one  ive had 2 good out of 3 ??.

just  try get some warranty thats the best  way 

good luck   

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Iron Giant
5 hours ago, spruce said:

In the early days you either got a good one or a bad one. If you got a bad one it was a nightmare. 

A fellow Windie locally had had 2. The first was an 04 plate. He had no problems with it at all. It was hit by a foreign driver and written off. He replaced it with a 57 plate and again no issues.

His dad bought an 06 plate and it cost him a fortune. I think it ended up having 2 reconditioned gearboxes. The serpentine belt broke and in the process smashed the cam belt cover and snapped the cambelt. He again opted for a reconditioned engine. That later developed another fault so he scrapped the van. I'm not sure how much of his financial loss was dealing with the wrong repairers. The garage he used for servicing should have checked the belt and replaced it on it last service.

The trouble is that you also need to check up on the service work a garage has done. You just can't presume they do a thorough job.

 

Thankfully I have a very good local garage who are thorough. 

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spruce
7 hours ago, Iron Giant said:

Thankfully I have a very good local garage who are thorough. 

Unfortunately they are very few and far between.

 

 

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HWCS
5 minutes ago, spruce said:

Unfortunately they are very few and far between.

 

 

Your not wrong, i was advised to go to a local garage by a very very good family friend, first oil leak £150, a week later was still leaking, took it back "its not same leak jon, we'll fix this one" another £95. 2 weeks later still p1ss1ng oil out, went to another garage and they laughed when i told them where id taken it. They fixed it, cleaned the engine £250 no more oil leak.

Fuming didnt even come close

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TrixxyKicks
3 hours ago, HWCS said:

Your not wrong, i was advised to go to a local garage by a very very good family friend, first oil leak £150, a week later was still leaking, took it back "its not same leak jon, we'll fix this one" another £95. 2 weeks later still p1ss1ng oil out, went to another garage and they laughed when i told them where id taken it. They fixed it, cleaned the engine £250 no more oil leak.

Fuming didnt even come close

That’s the thing with a lot of industries, the cowboys leave a sour taste in your mouth and it’s so difficult to find someone consistent and reliable 😫

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spruce
8 hours ago, HWCS said:

Your not wrong, i was advised to go to a local garage by a very very good family friend, first oil leak £150, a week later was still leaking, took it back "its not same leak jon, we'll fix this one" another £95. 2 weeks later still p1ss1ng oil out, went to another garage and they laughed when i told them where id taken it. They fixed it, cleaned the engine £250 no more oil leak.

Fuming didnt even come close

The problem all started in the motor industry when the industry started to adopt performance related bonuses. They have a manual that tells them how long a job is supposed to take. They charge a customer according to that rate and a bit more if they can get away with it. But if a mechanic takes shortcuts he can do the job quicker but not necessarily up to standard.

How is it possible for a mechanic to work for 8 hours and book in 12 hours of labour?

We had one that an observant customer caught out. The customer noticed the Picasso was parked in the same spot as he had left it in the morning. He was billed for a complete service including oil and filter change when the car hadn't been touched. He got caught doing the same thing with another car a couple of weeks later by our workshop manager. He was the mechanic who had been singled out as an example for other mechanics to follow by the dealerships service director previously.

None of them would spend time trying to identify an intermittent fault. They couldn't charge for it and looking would cost them valuable bonuses. When a mechanic says they looked but couldn't find a fault then the chances are he didn't bother.

The world has changed. At one time the industry comprised of mechanics who really did care. They had a love of cars and engines. Many could tune a car's engine by ear. Nowadays that love, commitment and care have gone.

 

 

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scottish cleaning service

Its all in a laptop now. The first thing they do is plug in the laptop and charge you for the pleasure because manufacturers charge them for the software. Manufacturers have got to make money continually so it must come from service and breakdowns.

They won't be making much from new cars now.

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