What Base Vehicle ? : Poll (2)

Discussion in 'Tech/Mech General' started by scotjimland, Sep 6, 2009.

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What bas vehicle would you chose.

  1. Ford Transit

    29 vote(s)
    21.3%
  2. Fiat x250

    41 vote(s)
    30.1%
  3. Merc. Sprinter

    39 vote(s)
    28.7%
  4. Renault Traffic

    6 vote(s)
    4.4%
  5. Iveco

    10 vote(s)
    7.4%
  6. VW

    1 vote(s)
    0.7%
  7. Other (please expand in thread)

    10 vote(s)
    7.4%
  1. scotjimland

    scotjimland Funster Life Member

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    Hopefully this will post successfully ..

    Following on from the discussion on base vehicles I thought a poll to see, if given a choice and money not a concern, what base you would choose if buying a spanking new van..
     
  2. Terry

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    Hi Jim, I voted for the merc if money was no object on a CB :Rofl1: but if doing a PVC I would have to seriously look at the fiat etc just for the extra width and options that would allow
    terry
     
  3. Jim

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    Fiat seem to get a few knockers these days, but every one I have owned has been excellent and up to the job. There must be gazillions of motorhome miles on Fiats with only a tiny fraction of problems. I voted Fiat, and would buy another.
     
  4. vwalan

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    hi, i would go for a mitsubishi or isuzu.either with a box or get a coach built style built. got proper size engines and weight capacities . plus most of europes manufacturers are poor on service n reliability. i look at whats happening in the world not just uk. soon be all chinese.
     
  5. John H

    John H Read Only Funster

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    I'm glad I never found this forum before I parted with my cash :BigGrin: I went out to get a fiat as Id driven a lot of the vans and found them nice to drive, they always had a few problems with rust on the bodywork but were otherwise ok, I only had a small budget and ended up with a Fiat, eldiss autostrata, 80k full service history, there is no sign of any damp and the only thing I can find a fault with is the fridge is broken (warm beer :cry:) I'm glad I cant afford a new one :Rofl1:

    Regards, John
     
  6. DESCO

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    Up till our previous van have always had Fiat and have been well happy, but since the latest Fiat it is not so much the van, more the attitude of Fiat. First they denied all knowledge of a problem, next it was the drivers at fault, then when they still say there is no problem but start fixing vans most without success. It has now become a lottery as to whether they do anything or not, this is not the way to treat customers, so I have taken the only option I can see and walked with my feet.


    Dave:thumb::thumb:
     
  7. jezport

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    Think there should be a Pre X250 option on here.
    Personally I would rather have the Iveco but not many converters use them
     
  8. Terry

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    Can not fault the Iveco but Jim said money no object, hence the dearest Merc :Rofl1::thumb:= more for it come selling time :thumb::Rofl1:
    terry
     
  9. scotjimland

    scotjimland Funster Life Member

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    It was a poll for new vans ..
    sorry if that wasn't clear in the poll question but it has a character limit.

    If I were buying new, which I won't ever do, it would be a Ford ..

    but my next van will either a pre 95 Merc or pre X250 Fiat

    jim
     
  10. Johns_Cross_Motorhomes

    Johns_Cross_Motorhomes Trader - Motorhome & Accessory Sales

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    The X250 problems are blown out of all proportion frankly and thats not because I sell them.

    I have them on the Hire fleet and we experience no problems with complete newbies driving them neither do we have a problem revesing them into extremely tight spaces on our sloping forecourt (on a hill!)

    If they gave grief, I certainly would not sell or hire them.

    Must admit I do like Mercs as a definitive alternative, try and buy as many as I can lay my hands on.

    Peter
     
  11. Kon tiki

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    I have the Renault Master DCi 150 with the quickshift 6 automatic gearbox & would certainly choose the same again.
     
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    We recently bought an new 3.0 Fiat after having a 2007 Transit.

    The Fiat has been fine for us over the last 4 months and 4,000 miles.

    I would have any on the list with the exeption of a FWD Transit, (I would have a RWD one though) and not a Reno.


    Richard...
     
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    In a van conversion nothing comes close to a Fiat imho
     
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    Did a lot of research before buying our motorhome in March this year, looked at Fiat based vans first impression was good. But all I read in the motorhome press gearbox problems, funny noises from the engine, intermittent loss of power when driving put me off a Fiat. Ended up buying Ford Luton based motorhome, rear wheel drive 2.4 TDCI six-speed box, have no complaints what so ever.
     
  15. davetthedon

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    what sort of base vehicle.....

    IMHO the base vehicle never came under consideration. SWMBO gave the required specification of the habitation, and the rest just fell into place. BUT if I had my way......
    :Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:
    1. Toilet would have enough room to wipe the posterior.
    2. Also would be on the same level all round so it wasn't necessary to stand on one leg to poo.
    3. Selective 4 wheel drive, to pull one off slippy level grass, when driving a front wheel leviathon.
    4.A proper size bed in which one can fart and say "Its my space".
    5. Sound proofing and air con so I can watch the telly without upsetting the neighbours at 2.00am.

    any more apart from a 6 litre engine that does 60 to the gallon? :Rofl1::Rofl1:

    ATB
    DaveT
     
  16. Neckender

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    Another Fiat x250.

    John
     
  17. chigman

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    errr - yes it is.:Doh:
     
  18. stagman

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    Not listed in the poll and probabally the 2nd most popular base vehicle is the Renault Master .After several Fiat's I purchased a Renault Master 150 DCI base ,and it would definately get my vote .:thumb:
     
  19. Losos

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    Dave - I hired a MH back in April and as a result my wish list is almost the same as yours :BigGrin: I probably wouldn't have air con.
     
  20. mondo

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    I have a Peugeot Chassis not out of choice it was the van (Autocruise) that swung it.

    I suppose it would be nice if you could go into a dealers and say
    I would like a motorhome with the following

    1 Chassis by..........?
    2 Gearbox..............?
    3 Fwd/Rwd.............?

    Etc Etc, now wouldn't that be nice to do, that but as we know that will not happen..however if I could pick a base vehicle it would be a Ford Transit RWD 5 speed manual box (cos that's what your left foot is for) as I can't get on with Auto boxes they change at the wrong time (I actually stalled one once..don't know how but I did!!)
    I've driven a lot of vehicles over the years Cars,Hgv,Psv
    Tracked, the list is endless, but I've always been a dyed in the wool Ford man so my vote goes to Ford with the Iveco second!!
     
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