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#1 OFFLINE   bones96

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Posted 04 May 2008 - 05:10 PM

what are the major issues with one of these things been offered one for £200 no mot or tax but basically its sound underneath 11 seater if i get im going to reduce the number of seats by 3 as i want to put me camping gear in it ??? its a m plate
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#2 OFFLINE   bigstraight6

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Posted 04 May 2008 - 06:47 PM

This model was 'current' at the time I was working within the parts department operation of a main dealer, the main weakspot is the steering box, these do wear out quite readily and are an absolute shit to change, the shaft that connects with the drop arm passes through a sleeve in the chassis which always seems to get well and truly seized, que large sledge hammer and huge frustration :lol: The kingpins also wear out rapidly, if it has the Peugeot XUD engine there's not much to worry about, even the earlier Perkins Prima diesel wasn't a bad old engine, good luck :wink:
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Posted 04 May 2008 - 07:31 PM

Mechanical issues aside, these things drive like they're from the stone age. Even my old shape pre-PAS Renault Master put the LDV200/400 to shame.

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Posted 04 May 2008 - 08:04 PM

I looked at an 02 plate 6 seater last year. It did indeed drive as if it was from the stone age. It was also starting to deteriorate in ways that I hadn't seen for years, and certainly not on something that new. At the time I was doing 300 miles a week and I didn't think either I or the van could handle that. The four figure price tag was also a bit steep for something so attention-seeking.At £200 and with less intensive use it could make sense though.

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Posted 04 May 2008 - 08:08 PM

Driven a lot of vans over the years and I have never got on with these at all. Much better to seek a good Renault traffic or master van or for true shite enjoyment maybe a Bedford midi.

#6 OFFLINE   Torsten2001

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Posted 04 May 2008 - 08:25 PM

Ignore them all, buy it, sure, it drives like shit but it'll make you smile and responds to a bit of human bonding!

#7 OFFLINE   pogweasel

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Posted 04 May 2008 - 08:32 PM

I've never driven a "200". Drove a "400" a few times and quite liked it. That said it was the Pug engined affair.

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Posted 04 May 2008 - 11:28 PM

If you buy it and don't like it you can always sell me the gearbox and bellhousing for my ambulance. :roll:

#9 OFFLINE   M'coli

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Posted 05 May 2008 - 11:19 AM

If you buy it reduce the number of seats to 6 and re-register it as a van with the DVLA - my neighbour's done that with his 400 and it saves him a 3 figure sum on the insurance.

#10 OFFLINE   bones96

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Posted 05 May 2008 - 11:29 AM

with all the hassle im getting trying to find insurance im thinking of not bothering now b@llocks ??
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#11 OFFLINE   Torsten2001

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Posted 05 May 2008 - 11:57 AM

Try Minibus Plus

#12 OFFLINE   bones96

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Posted 06 May 2008 - 10:46 AM

well after loads of phone calls and web searches i cant get insured on it so not getting it now but the bloke who owns it is putting it in for mot and i hav etold him i will give him a hand doing it up
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