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#1 andy m

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Posted 27 October 2009 - 11:06 PM

Is it the vivaro and trafic are exactly the same and the Nissan Primastar is a different engine/ box.
I am looking at maybe buying a Trafic/ Vivaro due to the low load height I will want to load large road bikes as well. Anything I should look for or avoid. Thanks in advance. ^_^

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Posted 27 October 2009 - 11:24 PM

vivaro and traffic are virtually the same, not sure about nissan, but good transport for trials bikes, could get three in back of my old vivaro easy BUT couldn't get my Tiger 900 in, no way without removing the screen and front fairing etc.

obviously a high roof version would solve that

probably take sports bikes without fuss in std roof version

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Posted 27 October 2009 - 11:48 PM

The gearbox is a known weak spot on these.

Ideally you need to check when the van is cold - mine was noticably worse in the winter - 1st and 2nd gear hard to select until warmed up for a couple of minutes.

If you are lucky the fix is around

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Posted 28 October 2009 - 05:19 AM

We have a Vauxhall Vivaro and I reckon its an amazing van, only weak spot is that the gearbox's are known to be faulty, but its like beta stators... Only some go. Then your looking

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Posted 28 October 2009 - 09:19 AM

i have an 04 trafic now with 51k on it i've had it 4 years, i've had no probs with the gearbox but rear discs watch as they include the wheel bearings and are expensive to replace the only faults mine has are the air monitor takes 30 seconds each cold morning before it will let the thing rev and the bely driven fuel pump just stopped one night (850 to repair)
i have a Oe cab payload solid divider and have it fully racked out inside down one side . i can still get two bikes and all the stuff in it .
fuel is over 600 miles out of a full tank which at the mo is about 78 quid. all radio controls on steering column.
its a decent van. i'm thinking of putting in a row of seats in the back (less than 250 all in belts etc. ) and side windows (280 a side)

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Posted 28 October 2009 - 03:19 PM

Had traffic from new bought crew cab long wheelbase 6 belted seats air con all the gadjets mentioned plus can carry 3 trials bikes in back i'm told to get rid before 80 k there is problem with injector(s) rusting in and very difficult to remove else all above I will have to look out for delighted with it as a utility vehichle

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Posted 28 October 2009 - 05:13 PM

nissen primstar is the same ,has a few extras reversing sensors,heated mirrors has all renault engine and running parts , get the newer model if poss , i think the gearbox has been sorted, 6 gears go like stink. had mine ayear now seems fine.

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Posted 28 October 2009 - 07:28 PM

I've got a primastar second one i've had ,never had a problem its a available for sale end of december!! (3 year finance lease)

Jan 07 (56 plate)
2litre 115
lwb
silver
72K miles
reversing sensor
auto headlights / wipers
factory bulkhad
air con
elec windows /heated mirrors
ply lined
fog lights
couple of small dints

WHATS IT WORTH???????????

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Posted 28 October 2009 - 08:25 PM

Thanks for the replies I only need a swb. Does anyone know the load length in the back bulkhead to rear doors, thanks.

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Posted 29 October 2009 - 09:04 AM

I've got a primastar second one i've had ,never had a problem its a available for sale end of december!! (3 year finance lease)

Jan 07 (56 plate)
2litre 115
lwb
silver
72K miles
reversing sensor
auto headlights / wipers
factory bulkhad
air con
elec windows /heated mirrors
ply lined
fog lights
couple of small dints

WHATS IT WORTH???????????


3000 trade?


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#11 greg

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Posted 29 October 2009 - 08:42 PM

3000 trade?

is about right, quoted between

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Posted 30 October 2009 - 01:40 PM

as na plumber and having a fixed bulkhead i can 'just' get a 3m length of copper tube in the back if its run diagonally from above the drivers seat to the nearside door post. if i lay the tube down about 18'' sticks out the door ish.. not accurate but ish ish.. a bit like a plumbers quote..
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Posted 30 October 2009 - 05:24 PM

as na plumber and having a fixed bulkhead i can 'just' get a 3m length of copper tube in the back if its run diagonally from above the drivers seat to the nearside door post. if i lay the tube down about 18'' sticks out the door ish.. not accurate but ish ish.. a bit like a plumbers quote..



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