Top critical review
3 people found this helpful
... star as buying one of these vans is a stupid decision. They are rubbish
on 11 June 2015
Only 1 star as buying one of these vans is a stupid decision. They are rubbish . The book is excellent as all Haynes manuals always are but if you buy one of these vans you will, like I did, weep.
If you think I'm joking before you part with a few grand just fill the petrol tank up and watch as the petrol flows all over the garage forecourt as the seals on tank have corroded. I read about that problem in reviews before I purchased mine but didn't think that could possibly happen. It does. They are horrible to drive with an awful dogleg gearbox, many reviewers say it's fun. It's not, and I say that as someone who enjoyed owning and driving a Citreon 2cv and a 1974 Mini as everyday cars. Also watch out for highlights mentioned in reviews that you think won't happen to you such as - All important fuses blowing all the time - engine blowing heroic amounts of oil all over itself - Petrol gauge not working as float has rotted away with tank (cigarette anyone) - The speedometer will be broken or will break very soon - it's ok use a sat nav to gauge speed until of course the s***e wiring that powers the cigarette lighter unit melts after powering the sat nav for ten minutes - enjoy repairing said unit and wiring - The air conditioning fan will be broken or will break very soon so forget demisting the windscreen - enjoy maxing your credit card to fill with petrol as heavy bricks DRINK an EYEWATERING amount of fuel and never mind having to guess when to fill as gauge is dead - Having to stop when the van sees a hill as it will over heat instantly and ruin your day - Yes mine was watercooled, they are as s***e as air cooled version - If it's a camper prepare to fight and be defeated by the rock n roll bed - if it's a camper yes the camping batteries will not work - the fridge that weighs a quarter of a ton will break and trying to shut the fiddly little curtains will piss you off as quickly as the novelty of having no privacy does - If you buy one with the roof that raises and you think you will sleep in it you won't, you will panic with awful claustrophobia after 2 minutes then continue to fight with rock and roll bed that just won't work - Oh yes and try and park the bastard, trust me the novelty will wear off. Quickly.
Apart from that they are a great purchase.
You have been warned : )