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  1. Buying slightly rusted T4

    Bodywork & Exterior / Detailing & Valeting
    I have been looking for a van for a while and really can't get away from looking at T4's. Found a T4 2.5 175k miles (MOT runs out next month) from a really nice genuine seller (old works van) who was honest about the faults. Faults are the normal rusting spots , including rusted through on the...
  2. Buyers Guide Tips

    New T5 Members Forum
    Hello lovely people After years of thinking about it and saving , I'm going to look at a van. 63 plate. SWB T28 Highline 42000k miles. I've been looking at various buyers guides, one says cam belt due at 40K or 4 years and another saying 60k. Should I be asking if it's been done or not...
  3. is this too good (cheap) to be true??

    General T5 Chat
    53 Plate T5, 164,500 miles and full service history up to 2011then serviced by seller. T28, 85 TDI 1.9L Ad says "The van is very reliable and has never let me down always passing its MOT. A few marks on the body as you would expect from a van this age. " Asking £3650 Mileage seems genuine...
  4. FREE HPI check

    General T4 Chat
    Hi, I've had a lot of help so far from the forum, so if I can give a little back I will. I bought 3 codes from a reputable HPI check company. I used two and then bought my ride..... I still have 1 left..... So if anyone wants to run a check PM me. Else it will expire unused. All the Best Nath
  5. New, soon to be Bristol vanner.

    New T4 Members Forum
    Hello!! So this is my first post on this forum, but i've perusing it for a couple of years. Myself and my girlfriend have been dreaming of a van for what seems like forever and now we're finally in a position to get one! WAAAAHOOOOOOOOO!! We're based in Bristol and are starting to look at...
  6. Buying first T5

    General T5 Chat
    Hi all, I'm looking to buy my first T5 very soon. l'm looking for a base van to convert. I have my eye on a 11 plate, LWB 95,000 miles for £10,500. Its my first ever van so would like advise on buying VW commercial van. Things to look out for like where to find chassis and VIN number for...
  7. Buying in Germany

    General T4 Chat
    Hi All, Firstly, my apologies if this is in the wrong section - I'm new here! I'm considering buying a T4 from Germany. We travel across to Europe a bit, and I'm really not fussed about left hand drive. I'm not ruling out a UK buy, but I'm after a pretty specific type and have noticed that...
  8. Buying a new T5 looking for advice please

    New T5 Members Forum
    Hi, I am looking to buy a brand new T5 through our business. We need to use a vehicle a lot over the next 12 months after that I plan to convert it. The vehicle will be used Monday-Friday for delivering stock, the load in the vehicle will never be more than 600kg. I think the mileage will be...
  9. Buying advice

    General Van Chat
    Firstly, I apologise for asking a question that you've all probably heard hundreds of times - if there are previous threads please feel free to simply redirect me! I'm new to this forum (and to the world of transporters in general) and after some advice before I buy: I'm looking into buying a...
  10. Looking to join the fold...

    New T5 Members Forum
    Hi all, Am looking to take my first steps into VW van ownership this summer. Am looking for a SWB T5 Kombi that's been well looked after with some sensible mods and cosmetic upgrades. I've already seen a few on the Classifieds board and have seen a few that are right up my street but...
  11. First Time T4 Van Purchace Advice

    General Technical
    Hi Folks, I've been a member of the forum for a few months now and have been religiously reading all the great info on here about T4's, technical info, build threads etc. I'm nearly ready to buy and am excited to become a member of this great community. However before I do I wanted to run a few...
  12. New to T4's but desperate to get in one!

    General T4 Chat
    Hi guys! So im completely new to T4's and have been playing with the idea of getting one for a long time. I have a few questions about them though. Tell me if im dreaming in this scenario: Id like a T4 to use as my everyday transport. Its got to look good, be reasonable on fuel and...
  13. 1.9tdi blue eye

    Welcome to The VW T4 Forums
    Im in the market for a t4 at the moment and ones come up thats got a 1.9tdi blue eye engine with 87000 on the clock. Are these engines any good. In comparison to the 2.5d ?
  14. please help, im about to pull the trigger and need advise.

    What's it worth?
    We have been looking at a kombi on vantrader heres the link http://tinyurl.com/cdjs7ua . its the first van we have seen thats ticks literally all of our boxes, we didn't really expect to find one that did! it comes in with the dreaded at 19000 the only problem is its a few grand over our budget...
  15. Off to see a Van

    Welcome to The VW T4 Forums
    I have joined this forum after talking to the local garage. I'm off to see a T4 tomorrow and i'm looking for a bit of a check list of what to be looking for. The biggest thing is the seat in the back as I have two kids and they need to belt up! If anyone can let me know the best R&R bed with...
  16. Panel van

    T5 Conversions
    Hello. I'm a VW newbie and am planning to buy a recent and decent used panel van T5 with low mileage and then have it converted in a bespoke Caravelle style by specialists. Is it worth paying extra for VW assured used? Are there any pitfalls or things I should be aware of when it comes to...
  17. Hello from South Wales

    New T4 Members Forum
    Hello, I am a total newbie here on the T4 Forum together with being a total T4 newbie. I am currently still saving to get my van which I hope to convert or get one already converted in to a surf/camper van =) Très excitment! I am looking for any help in things I should look for in a T4...
  18. Hello from South Wales

    Welcome to The VW T4 Forums
    Hello, I am a total newbie here on the T4 Forum together with being a total T4 newbie. I am currently still saving to get my van which I hope to convert or get one already converted in to a surf/camper van =) Très excitment! I am looking for any help in things I should look for in a T4...
  19. buying advise

    Welcome to The VW T4 Forums
    Im a bit wet behind the ears when it comes to the different van types, could someone point me in the right direction? I have a £5500-£6000 budget, and want a reliable van to tour around europe in and also do some frequent trips up north. I like the look of the t5's but do you think I can get a...
  20. Looking for a van (duh)...so here's the noob questions

    New T5 Members Forum
    I would like to say I'm sorry for my stupidity first of all lol :wzd I'm all new to this and as my partner keeps pointing out I'm starting to have quite an unhealthy obsession with getting a vw van :P lol ok this is a proper noob question I've read that belts should always be changed at 80k...
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