Stay away from Vauxhall’s. There s**tI have bought at both end of the spectrum. Buying brand new bikes are expensive to keep on the road so I dont bother with new anymore.
My last few skip cars have been scrappers and they have been good cars. Cheap reliable and when they are finished I just scrap or strip them.
I think I am going stick with looking for a combo
For the last 7 years I have had "skip cars" I fold the seats down and destroy them, using them for all teh crap jobs and so seeing as our house purchase is nearly done a van would be handy for lugging a bit more shite about.
I bought a combo about 8 maybe 10 days ago and since then I have been fixing faults. It was a cheapo van and I expect to do repairs and what not but today while I was meant to be on a beach with my family I was underneath trying fix and I decided that I had bought a lemon.
But broken engine mounts, oil leaks, crank sensors, remote locking not working etc etc etc...
The garage claimed they had done a cambelt and after all the other stuff I did a bit of searching and from my opinion and the 3 other people who were there with me agreed the belt had not been changed. which is hard to prove and unless you physically see someone fitting a belt its hard otherwise.
I dont mind tinkering but literally all week I have been messing about.
The van was sold as seen but I was not standing for that and after a lot of arguing my money was returned... Thankfully the consumer rights act is on my side... They did try charging me 50p a mile which I was not having none of.
So my search for another van is on... but everything seems absolute garbage...
I try and avoid french...
Fords rot and the VW caddy has massive injector problems...
I don't actually need it for plastering and to be honest the only reason I use a van is for moving my bees about and home projects... I may do the odd job here or there etc but not enough to warrant spending huge amounts..
SO what do you drive and how reliable is it?
Had a Tragic for about 5 years too, had a replacement turbo under warranty after 6 months which took 6 WEEKS to source, because under warranty they only fit recon turbos but couldn't find one so I got a new one. Been sweet van since though touch wood. That's fcuked it..Bought a new Renault Trafic in 02 and still got it, not seen a garage since warranty run out except for mot, done any repairs myself. Will keep it aslong as I can.
I've spent over a grand on my twenty-two year old Mazda truck over the last year. No complaints whatsoever, been a great vehicle.had the vw t4 for 18+years totally reliable throughout /blew a pipe on steering rack in the lakes 2 yrs ago
had to get AA back to scotland/shes in for welding for mot at the mo but no complaint at all for a 21 year old van
agree with you think im lookin at 1500 but can live with that to get her back /you wont be fishing today will you fckin cold up hereI've spent over a grand on my twenty-two year old Mazda truck over the last year. No complaints whatsoever, been a great vehicle.
I bet if I were to buy another new vehicle tomorrow it wouldn't last twenty-two years.
I remember it mate !! And the guys out the gang !!I've spent over a grand on my twenty-two year old Mazda truck over the last year. No complaints whatsoever, been a great vehicle.
I bet if I were to buy another new vehicle tomorrow it wouldn't last twenty-two year