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   Old Thread  #26 4 Mar 2019 at 8.01am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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What estate did you go for Neil?
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   Old Thread  #25 3 Mar 2019 at 9.50pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Another example of German engineering failure. Iike many I've been the victim of over hyped marques and have now learnt by experience, glad to say warranties covered the big bills.

Btw, French cars, go for simpler models with a good track of reliability. Never had an emu issue.


https://www.reliabilityindex.com/manufacturer
You'll find the German brands well down the list.
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   Old Thread  #24 2 Mar 2019 at 1.19pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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yep mate of mine bought an Ex Harrods Caddy had nothing but trouble spent an absolute fortune on it just kept breaking down got shot of it after spending £4000 of repairs
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   Old Thread  #23 2 Mar 2019 at 9.50am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Yes Ken spot on. Main issues were usually electrical issues, although mechanically they weren't a lot better..
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   Old Thread  #22 2 Mar 2019 at 7.29am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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...trouble free and French very rarely were spoken in the same sentence...

Especially where the electrics (EMU) is concerned.
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   Old Thread  #21 1 Mar 2019 at 11.13pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Trouble free French motors... 😂 I was a Renault technician for 6 years Andy, trouble free and French very rarely were spoken in the same sentence...
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   Old Thread  #20 1 Mar 2019 at 10.55pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Looks like Mercedes, the darling of marque snobs has finally thrown the towel in and conceded that the french built vans are superior to German engineering as their latest small van the citan is just a rebadged Renault kangoo..

So, looks like peeps need to follow this example and just get a French built car and enjoy the (usually) trouble free ownership and save a wedge as well.


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   Old Thread  #19 25 Feb 2019 at 7.20pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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2 yrs ago i got a vw caddy ex gas van had nothing but trouble with it... rear brake calipers on both sides seized up common fault sensors going on it and 2 month ago 2 injectors went down again common fault at the same time on the A1 coming back from cromwell lakes..cost me £800 get it fixed and that was cheap vw wanted nearly 600 for 1 injector plus fitting and code it..Dont get a caddy
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   Old Thread  #18 24 Feb 2019 at 2.20pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Thanks for all the replies. I've decided on an estate. I knew if I got a VW van I'd end up spending loads on it getting lots of added mods and upgrades
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   Old Thread  #17 20 Feb 2019 at 10.32pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Try to pick up one of the 1.9 Astra vans, I had one years ago and **** me did it fly. Best vehicle Iíve ever had, loved driving it and absolutely roared up and down the motorways.
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   Old Thread  #16 20 Feb 2019 at 9.07pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Van, you can crack one of without the thought of anybody watching
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   Old Thread  #15 20 Feb 2019 at 9.00pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
I had a Astra estate for years which was perfect for fishing, I ended up selling the estate to buy a Vauxhall vivaro as wanted something bigger for work.

The vivaro is perfect and can wheel my barrow straight in the back and itís cheaper to insure than the Astra estate.

Iím likely to change my job soon which would require more mileage so will properly sell the van and buy another estate which would either be a Astra or Insignia Iím still undecided.
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   Old Thread  #14 19 Feb 2019 at 9.38pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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ive always had vans....

the wife has a honda CRV - so perfect for days out with the kids etc.

I've had a citroen berlingo for the last 4 years with no hassles.

Perfect for angling and also days out with the kids & perfect for camping with the family...

its a small van but does have a drivers seat + 2 passenger seats.
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   Old Thread  #13 19 Feb 2019 at 11.57am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Many thanks for the link, Paul
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   Old Thread  #12 18 Feb 2019 at 9.45pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Im just in the process of moving from estate car to a van, Merc Vito Dualiner. It has 5 seats and glazed side and rear doors meaning it can do car speed limits, large car on ferry and is £200 to insure
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