It is always better once you have chosen the model, to go for the newest one you can get for that reason, all the main problems that plaque the early models have been sorted.I've heard it's better to go for a post 1991 model, as in watch out for the ones with a black engine as apparently they had some oil issues later in life that have been fixed in the aluminium coloured ones.
Owned a late Eighties TA600 many moons ago, took it to Yurrup and across the knobbly bits of Wales and such like. Now own a TA650, have taken it to Yurrup and across knobbly bits in lots of places.Hi, First time on forum, treat me gently! . Advice required on best model transalp for long distance travel. I have heard the older one's may be more reliable and easy to fix. All points of view will be greatly appreciated.