Auto sleeper Amethyst 2008 gem automatic

Jan 6, 2020
23
8
Wirral
Funster No
67,852
MH
Bessacar E410
Exp
Newbie
Still unsure which van to get as have only used automatic cars for 20 years and this is only auto in my price range. Excellent condition and have test driven where I found the push button gear selection strange and the gear changes very obvious along with slightly hesitant acceleration and fact it doesn’t hold when in drive. Any advice or guidance about this vehicle please.
 
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Agzy
Jan 6, 2020
23
8
Wirral
Funster No
67,852
MH
Bessacar E410
Exp
Newbie
Is it a true auto or does it have an ‘auto clutch’ fitted as a later add on?
Auto clutch and very strange to use after the car but soon got used to the ‘clunking’ effect and delay in acceleration but not sure how reliable the system is. Van has only done 32,000.

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Agzy
Jan 6, 2020
23
8
Wirral
Funster No
67,852
MH
Bessacar E410
Exp
Newbie
I have no idea as it is still in dealers while I decide between this and a Bessacar E410 manual which is nice but smaller and I haven’t driven manual for 20 years as left knee is dodgy so looking for help to point me in one direction or the other
 
Feb 22, 2011
3,776
3,911
Newcastle under Lyme
Funster No
15,397
MH
Hymer B544 A Class
Exp
Since 2015
I'm not familiar with the aftermarket auto clutch but if your accostomed to proper autos I think you might find it a bit tiring after a while.
Could the low mileage be an indication it's not a pleasant drive ?

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Agzy
Jan 6, 2020
23
8
Wirral
Funster No
67,852
MH
Bessacar E410
Exp
Newbie
I'm not familiar with the aftermarket auto clutch but if your accostomed to proper autos I think you might find it a bit tiring after a while.
Could the low mileage be an indication it's not a pleasant drive ?
Previous owner elderly couple and van had not been used for 2 years then, on death of the male the family are selling through dealership. MOT and service histories both good and has been looked after.
 
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