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Hi all,

My first post so go easy on me ;)

Basically I have 2 grand to spend on a caravelle to get myself, the wife and 3 kids around. Not a lot of money I know but i want a manual diesel.

Just wondered what i could expect to get for the money and what i should look out for when buying.

Apologies if this has been asked before.

Many thanks

MintyUK
 

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Thanks

I'm just reading through lots of posts so I don't go blindly into buying my caravelle.

Regards

Minty
 

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hello and welcome to the forum. Might be worth looking at some car breaker yards, I work for Combellack vehicle Recyclers in Roche Cornwall. I bought my T4 1.9TD 888 special van with a very small ding on the front wing from there for £450. It cost me £100 to get repaired and it drives like a dream. Definately worth a look on the ineternet mate to see what you can find.
Cheers Lee :)
 

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cheers

I'm off to see an L reg caravelle GL on wednesday with 94k on the clock, VWSH up to 50k plus a load of receipts for work done. Its a 2.5 auto petrol.

Guy wants £1,500, sound like a fair price?

Anything I should specifically check apart from the norm?

cheers


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Welcome to the forum T:
 

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just an update,

I ended up buying the van and I'm well happy with it... for my first ever T4 its been great to own these last few months. I smile everytime I get in it :)

Anyways, its good to be on the site once more and I look forward to speaking to you all in the future.

cheers

Minty
 

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Welcome and enjoy, the van was a bargain by the sounds of it. There are still a few people out there who dont know what they have or what they are worth. I gave nearly double that for mine but i never regretted it; they are ace vehicles!
 

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welcome to the forum and enjoy the t4 just remember its not a car and dont handle like 1 as everybody finds out sooner or later lol :ILU::ILU:
 

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you made a great choice, had my Petrol auto GL for a few years, great motor! Make sure you maintain it well though, regular services especially on the gearbox.

Leave those slow smelly diesels in your track! I:



Sods law, the gearbox had just packed in :( i was driving home today when it wouldn't get me up the hill, bit of smoke, burning smell then nothing.

Looks like i need a new gearbox, any recommendations on where to look? Maybe even converting it to a manual.

I'll post in the wanted section as well.. Just before christmas too :(

thanks all
 

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Hi Minty, I have a 2.5 petrol auto but i am finding fuel economy pretty poor.Do you have any idea what MPG you are getting? Is yours loaded up with camper interior ie bed, sink etc.
Regards Joe
 
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