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Adria 5

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hi what are members views on the new fiat cab its been around about a year now
has it grown on you?? or is it still ugly has ever does it suit the low profile better? i think it looks odd on the elldis avantange range i mean they should have redsigned the luton the boxy type looks a bit odd :RollEyes: in my opuion:Doh: then is there any issues with the new design?

ray

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Rapide561

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Hi Ray

I have had mine for three weeks and have covered over 2500 miles in that time. The engine is FAB. I know nothing about torque, power to weight and all that rubbish, but I do know this unit - 3.0 litre Multijet - marches on like a trooper uphill and down dale. yielding 23-24 mpg even when cracking on.

Russell
 

motoroamin

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Hi Ray,

I agree about the looks and my comment on Motorhome Chooser's Sunstyle (Autoquest) report was 'the Sunstyle is not the sleekest of motorhomes, having a traditional body shape and styling', that was a polite way of saying the body just doesn't blend with the cab, especially when you see what other manufacturers have done.

Perhaps Explorer Group will have made enough sales to give it a facelift...

I also think the new cab/engine is a huge step forward, despite a few teething problems. Like everything, in a year or two they'll all have been ironed out I guess.
 

scotjimland

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Well, apart from the water feature and now a recall on dodgy gear boxes .. :Doh:

http://ec.europa.eu/consumers/dyna/rapex/create_rapex.cfm?rx_id=151

Category: Motor vehicles
Product: Passenger car – gear box

Brand: FIAT
Type/number of model: Fiat Ducato x2/50 with 3.0 JTD diesel engine

Description: The recall concerns FIAT Ducato x2/50 with 3.0 JTD diesel engine cars, with chassis numbers from 1013691 to 1212895.

The product poses a serious risk of injuries because of a possible loss of control of the vehicle.

There may in some cases be some interference between the right bearing of the differential gear with the differential gear cap due to excess casting material on the differential gear cap, resulting in the possible breakage of the bearing. Such a case could result in the driver not being able to use the gear box, leading to possible loss of control of vehicle.
 
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pappajohn

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Ugliest thing to come out of the fiat stable since the god awful multiplas.
who the hell thought that one up. :ROFLMAO:
same guy that worked for suzuki and designed the X90 when they sacked him for taking the pi**.:whatthe:

john.
 
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Adria 5

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Well, apart from the water feature and now a recall on dodgy gear boxes .. :Doh:

http://ec.europa.eu/consumers/dyna/rapex/create_rapex.cfm?rx_id=151

Category: Motor vehicles
Product: Passenger car – gear box

Brand: FIAT
Type/number of model: Fiat Ducato x2/50 with 3.0 JTD diesel engine

Description: The recall concerns FIAT Ducato x2/50 with 3.0 JTD diesel engine cars, with chassis numbers from 1013691 to 1212895.

The product poses a serious risk of injuries because of a possible loss of control of the vehicle.

There may in some cases be some interference between the right bearing of the differential gear with the differential gear cap due to excess casting material on the differential gear cap, resulting in the possible breakage of the bearing. Such a case could result in the driver not being able to use the gear box, leading to possible loss of control of vehicle.

...!!!are you reading this russell:RollEyes::Doh:


ray
 

Supertractorman

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This model seems like many nowadays where it is cheaper for the manfacturer to do less testing and pay for recalls and warranty work, meaning that they can get the product on the market quicker.
Personally I like to purchase a new vehicle in its second year of production as most things are then sorted.
Still do not like the shape at all.
 
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