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Hi - had my T4 Camper for 4 years now - 45k trouble free miles. Love it.

My wife wishes to start a small business and is looking to buy a T5

Can anyone here please suggest the best model/year and what to look out for.

Heard the odd horror stories about gearbox, drive shafts, flywheels etc.


Thanks in advance. D
 

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Hiya - cheers for responding.

Dog walking- so ideally van with side door and up and over at the rear- wooded out a bonus - we can get cages fitted.

Need really to know about reliability more than anything.

Cheers, D
 

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Sounds like a panel van would be ideal, with side windows, that what I started with. Mine's the 2.0l diesel and has ran like a dream, only thing is mine only has 5 gears, if I was shopping around for one again I'd opt for a 6 speed.
I am relatively new the world of T5's, not even a year into owning my first, but from what I've seen on here they're pretty reliable if like with any vehicle they're looked after.
This forum has a wealth of knowledge, I'm sure there'll be others along in no time to offer their help.
 

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No problem, just passing on what I've learnt. (y) something else to consider is a/c, not all T5's have it, and with transporting dogs I'd say it's a must have.
 
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