Autocruise or Calypso?

Discussion in 'Motorhome Help for the Beginner' started by manners, Nov 9, 2008.

  1. manners


    Sep 7, 2008
    High Peak
    Has anybody got any advice, pros and cons, which is seen to be better standard of build, base vehicle etc on these vans :-
    1999 1.9td Peugeot Autoruise Starfire
    2002 2.5td VW Compass Calypso

    any info greatly appreciated cheers manners.
  2. dshague

    dshague Funster

    Aug 22, 2007
    sth yorks
    we had the 2.5tdi vw it was a fl yer on motorway .good on dev.good all rounder .
    never had a problem with it got a very good px for it .it sold in with in a week
    calypso were top of compass range and still are.go for a drive in one then into Peugeot
    no witch one i prefer.
    must say i have never owed a starfire.

  3. reader

    reader Deleted User

    Having owned a VW/Calypso in the past, and having friends with a Pug 1.9td powered van similar size to the Starfire there is no comparison. My comments also compare with the Pug 2.5TD engine.

    The 5 pot VW is so smooth (and economical ) compared with the pugeot engines, and much better on hills than the 1.9td pug engine.
    We enjoyed our time with the Calypso but decided we needed a larger vehicle.

    Think anyone who has had one of the 2.5TD VW powered vans will tell you a similar story about the engine.

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