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Absolutely bull cack buddy . I had my T4 5 yr now. Its on 178k miles and ive had it since 120k an its needed a starter motor. And yes I go to t4/5 meets too and paticipate in forum events. Some people just talk sh. .....ite

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I bought a 1989 Toyota carina 2 diesel a few years ago for 500 euro with 200000 miles on it . I drove it like a nutter and a lot of the roads were rough but kept the oil and filter fresh until it had 295000 miles on it 5 years later . in that time it never let me down I just had to change a starter an alternator the battrie a ball joint or 2 only normal wear and tear . it was very comfortable even on real bad roads .


I got 400 euro for it when I sold it it owed me nothing . if you want to buy an affordable van / mini bus that will stay going and can be kept serviced by the amature mechanic then the hiace is your only man . its one thing breaking down close to home but you don't need to be breaking down in a foreign country where you don't even speak the lingo and a properly sorted hiace with a few tools and handy few spares with get you home .

a Toyota lucida are another thing to consider I thing they are probably faster and more fuel efficient than a hiace but probably not as good to pull big weight .
 

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Thats enough on topic s tuff.

vivaro/traffic ain't a bad van but whatever you get make sure it's not a Maxxus - good 'uns are crap, bad 'uns, well lets not even go there...... :rolleyes:

Phil

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Well I was pretty certain I was getting a Vito and unsure about the DR tyres
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Pretty sure what tyres I’m getting and haven’t a clue what van to go for

Cheers Lads:thumbright:

avoid the vito anyway I heard of the engins going bang in a good few of them hear in Ireland . that could be down to lads reving the living shit of them and not maintaining them maybe letting the oil run low enough for the light to come on then top them up and sell it on . you don't know its a pity because they are a cool looking van and comfortable too I was in one and they are fast enough too . do a bit of research the web is full of reviews on any thing you could think of fiat do good diesel engins and so do Peugeot you might find a high roof extra long Iveco or something you could rare a family in the back of one . if I was going to go about building a camper van I would go for a bigish mini bus like a shuttle bus or something plenty of room in them I would prefer a Mercedes bens myself I like the merc's the big ones are good the old ones rust a bit though just not the vito .
 

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Well I since passing my test in 1977 I’ve had 3 – 100e, a 107e, a 103e, a 3L Capri, an Escort, a mk4 Cortina, a Sierra, a Maverick and I now drive a Mondeo
I have had other cars but I do tend to go back to fords and on the whole they have never let me down
So you can see where this is going to end.........Tranny:thumbright:
 
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