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Old 08-03-2013, 09:13   #1 (permalink)
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I'm looking for an Autocruise model to replace my Starburst. Just when I thought I'd tracked down all available on t'internet, I come across a 'Pioneer Darwin'. On closer inspection thsi turns out to be an Autocruise but badged as Pioneer, with no reference to Autocruise! Anyone know the story behind this? It's not like a 'special edition' as put out by Marquis, but rather a complete new identity. And one that has confused my Autocruise hunt somewhat...
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Old 08-03-2013, 09:18   #2 (permalink)
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I have seen one before recently but do not have a clue.
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[QUOTE=ericonabike;734599]. On closer inspection thsi turns out to be an Autocruise but badged as Pioneer, with no reference to Autocruise!/QUOTE]

We looked at a Pioneer Jolliet at one of the shows and there was a plaque inside which did state 'built by Autocruise'. I believe that they were special editions sold through Marquis but I'm sure someone will correct me if I'm wrong.
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Autocruise actually built the Pioneer vans alongside there other models. They were offered slightly cheaper mainly by certain dealers. They still have the Autocruise quality about them.
I notice Peak leisure vehicle always have a good selection of nice secondhand Autocruise vans for sale and a few Pioneer's over the last year.
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