help! flash 03 or carioca 656

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    anderson405 Read Only Funster

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    i am a new motorhomer and about to buy my van and its between a
    2009 FORD CHAUSSON Flash 03 24,000 miles and a
    2009 FIAT CI CARIOGA 656 38,148 miles
    both are £20000
    BOTH PRIVATE SALES
    going to view them this weekend
    HELP! any advice welcome
     
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    i will share a wild camping site with an amazing view in Argyll for any help
     
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    Enquire when they were last damp checked and ask to see the service engineer's report form. It wouldn't do any harm to take a damp meter with you.
     
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    If they are both the same inside, for what you want ,it would be a ford for me anyday
     
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    the layouts are almost identical
    and i was thinking the ford would have better parts availability
    f.o.r.d. fix or repair daily :cry:
     
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    Can't resist a good wild camping pitch.

    Our first van was a flash 03. For a relatively low priced van they are very well built. I would say that as long as the layout is what you want it is a good buy. We had no problems with ours. I would recommend buying one.
     
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    The Chausson will be a better van than the 656, I say that having owned a 656.

    One thing for sure is that with that mileage it may be an x hire van :thumb:
     
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    I have an '05 model Carioca 656 which has done us good service in most respects and we like the layout, but damp in the roof above the kitchen section has been something of a concern. The mileage seems a bit on the high side for a 2009 model. We've done less than that in 8 years and we take it abroad whenever we can.
     
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    I take it you're not familiar with the acronym for Fiats then....

    Fix It Again Tony :Rofl1:


    Simon
     
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