VOLKSWAGEN AUTOSLEEPER TROPHY

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  1. big map

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    Our daughter is after a vw trophey. We have been to Portsmouth to view one which had just sold when we got there, they had another but not as good value. We have been to Bristol to see one which you could describe as tatty and it would be an understatement. Highbridge to see if they had anything, Taunton where she tried to buy one from a bloke who had just called in to have a look round. Eastleigh where a guy had one for sale privately but was waiting for someone else to come and have a viewing. The latest one she is interested in is at dulnain bridge near grantown on Spey, I just hope it is worth the 1200 mile round trip.
     
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    There might ne a member local to Grantown that would give it a once over and could rule it out if it was not as described. Having said that I would be happy to visit Grantown any time.
     
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    Great choice of van, is the Topaz the same layout ?

    Owning is as good as money in the bank - from what I've seen the haven't devalued much in 10 years....

    Agree there are a few tatty ones around but also some real gems, worth waiting for the right one.

    I too would be happy to take a quick viewing if you see anymore around Bristol.

    Good luck
     
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    Because the 2.4 is cast iron bullet proof . Even better if someone has already added a turbo & intercooler (y) & it is far more economical.Whereas the 2,5 gives more trouble & drinks diesel in comparison.
    It is exactly the same here + the Spanish version of "scene tax" lol
     
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    My last VW was the Trooper with the raising roof like THIS

    However I purchased one for my son a few years later and that was the last of the T4 Autosleeper Trident le (2003 / 53 reg) which he is about to put up for sale, I'm fairly sure it is up for £19,000 though which I have to admit is only 2K less than I paid for it two years ago.
    Beautiful condition though
     
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    Gosh, they're not cheap are they !
    I remember buying our VW well - took two years and many journeys to find the right one.
    Newer ones much better value, which is fine if you've got the money available....

    @gus-lopez 2.4D usually sell for 1-2k less in the UK. Reliable yes, but slow and agricultural compared to the 2.5tdi.
    Can't see that reliability is an issue with any of them as long as they've been serviced regularly - rust would be my only concern.

    Agree about the 'scene tax', get far better value with almost any other van - but with VW you can sell in an instant and always get good price.
    That was my logic for purchasing one and it worked well - only lost £1,000 in six years of ownership.
     
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    Check out Autosleeper Owners Forum - two for sale in classified section.
     
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    Thank you will take a look
     
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    I had a 1994 trophy and sold it for more than I paid for it.
    The topaz has less storage.
     
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    @bigmap Just wondering if you ever went to view the Trophy at Dulnain Bridge and had any thoughts? I am a complete beginner but thought it looked like a nice one.
     
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    Hi evie808 no we didn't get to Scotland in the end. Sabena bought the one from buyamotorhome in Waltham chase in post 15. We looked at loads all over the country and the one in Scotland looked good value so much so we were going to travel from the south coast to see it in the flesh. I see it's been relisted on eBay. Go and have a look and see if it's the one for you, perhaps you could start a thread to see if anyone could spare time to have a look with you, people on here are always willing to help where they can. Good luck. And welcome to motorhome fun.
     
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    @bigmap Thanks for getting back to me. I went to see the one in Dulnain Bridge yesterday but I don't think it is the one for me. The hunt goes on.
     
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    Our daughter has found another trophy in Gloucester I will get her to post the link if you are interested. Or have you gone off vw trophy all together?
     
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    the one up in scotland looks like somebody has had a go at repairing rust with a spraycan if you zoom in on the pictures
     
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