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#1 liampritch

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Posted 29 August 2010 - 10:46 AM

need a van to carry two bikes ,must have three seatsany reccomendations?


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#2 benbeta23

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Posted 29 August 2010 - 10:58 AM

Merc Vito, I no there not always the cheapest, But a great van.

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Posted 29 August 2010 - 03:36 PM

I have a toyota hiace and is the best van ive ever owned. Never had to do anything to it in 4 years. Reliable and very solid.

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Posted 29 August 2010 - 04:18 PM

I'd say personally, either the Nissan Primestar, Vauxhall Vivaro or Renault traffic...
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Posted 29 August 2010 - 06:19 PM

I'd say personally, either the Nissan Primestar, Vauxhall Vivaro or Renault traffic...
This may be worth a read;
http://www.trialscen.......c=27531&hl=


FWIW i wouldnt touch one with a bargepole. Got rid of mine as sick of all the electrical problems. Also know of other owners whove reported loads of electrical probs and gear selection problems.
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Posted 29 August 2010 - 06:40 PM

FWIW i wouldnt touch one with a bargepole. Got rid of mine as sick of all the electrical problems. Also know of other owners whove reported loads of electrical probs and gear selection problems.

Id second that :D ive got a 53 plate transit now and its much better.

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Posted 29 August 2010 - 07:22 PM

anyone tried the VW T5 ?

i would like the long version double cab if i can put 3 bikes in the rear

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Posted 30 August 2010 - 09:40 AM

Id second that :D ive got a 53 plate transit now and its much better.


its swings and roundabouts mate. i bought a 53 plate ford transit and since then I have spent more than what it cost to buy new in repairs! its now sat down the road waiting to be picked up (sold for 350 quid as a non runner).

ive heard of alot of people either having no end of trouble with the transit or absolutely no trouble at all.

the only ones you dont seem to hear going wrong are the merc vito and the VW. personally if I had to go for a smaller van I would buy a VW now. unfortunately i require a LWB high roof van and theres a significant price difference!

Ive now steered away from the van route as none of them seem to do the job nearly as well as they should. ive bought a 5 x 12 x 6 box trailer and a Mitsubishi L200 Barbarian. all for business use though because at the moment I dont have a bike =(

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Posted 30 August 2010 - 10:06 AM

Happy with my sprinter which replaced the nissan primastar. Then again after that experience anything would be an improvement :D
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Posted 30 August 2010 - 05:34 PM

its swings and roundabouts mate. i bought a 53 plate ford transit and since then I have spent more than what it cost to buy new in repairs! its now sat down the road waiting to be picked up (sold for 350 quid as a non runner).

ive heard of alot of people either having no end of trouble with the transit or absolutely no trouble at all.

the only ones you dont seem to hear going wrong are the merc vito and the VW. personally if I had to go for a smaller van I would buy a VW now. unfortunately i require a LWB high roof van and theres a significant price difference!

Ive now steered away from the van route as none of them seem to do the job nearly as well as they should. ive bought a 5 x 12 x 6 box trailer and a Mitsubishi L200 Barbarian. all for business use though because at the moment I dont have a bike =(

all the best

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my vw lost 4th gear at 100k, not the only one, only other trouble was turbo hose blowing off.
Vito has been better and the 100k waranty the best. had a couple of erg valves a battery and rear light led cost nowt. its on 70k and feels like new. Will change for another sometime soon new front shape out in the next month or so the vw has gone backwards imho with the bi turbo the top models are miles apart now.

Alot of brass mind you.


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Posted 31 August 2010 - 01:34 PM

don't get an old shape vito they blow injector seals for fun been there done that! the seals are cheap but if yr not as lucky as me it's a new head and full set of injectors
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Posted 31 August 2010 - 04:49 PM

don't get an old shape vito they blow injector seals for fun been there done that! the seals are cheap but if yr not as lucky as me it's a new head and full set of injectors
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Done nearly 300k in old vitos never had one seal go.

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Posted 31 August 2010 - 05:56 PM

Done nearly 300k in old vitos never had one seal go.

must be lucky then i know at least a dozen or so that have had at least one set go mine did two lots in 12 months

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Posted 31 August 2010 - 09:48 PM

I have a toyota hiace and is the best van ive ever owned. Never had to do anything to it in 4 years. Reliable and very solid.



Me too.............................Toyota are best vans built
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Posted 01 September 2010 - 05:45 AM

Me too.............................Toyota are best vans built


....but not that nice to drive.




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