Ok.....whats the difference?

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  1. Dawnbreak

    Dawnbreak

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    Hubby and I doing lots of research prior to purchase...won't be for another year but want to get the feel of things. Anyway we have narrowed it down to a Swift Sundance or Bessacarr 400....so having studied the brochures there seems to be a few differences...i.e. the ash wood in the Bessacarr and the lighter material but is there anything significantly different between the two, or should we save a few hundred £ and go for the Swift Sundance....any advice please:thumb:
     
  2. bazfergy

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    swift and bessacar are pretty much two of the same thing,bessacar is the upmarket interior, I owned a swift 590rs sundance and it was a great van(on a fiat as well) but the answer to your question is,the only difference is the interior in the bessacar is made to a higher spec.whatever you choose enjoy :thumb:
     
  3. scotjimland

    scotjimland Funster Life Member

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    Hi

    Think 'out of the box' .. what base vehicles .. ?

    get that wrong and it won't matter about the veneer colour ..

    If both Fiat I would seriously consider again..

    jim
     
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  4. Johns_Cross_Motorhomes

    Johns_Cross_Motorhomes Trader - Motorhome & Accessory Sales

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    Sundancers are very popular vans and have a good following, we have used them on our hire fleet for a number of years and they have stood up very well.

    Peter
     
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    Just qurious, what is wrong with Fiat? It appears to me that a lot of vans have a Fiat base
     
  6. andyman

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    Please explain why reconsider a Fiat.
     
  7. Munchie

    Munchie Funster Life Member

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    We are on our 3rd Fiat nowt wrong with them.. would have another tomorrow!!! :thumb:
     
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    Puddleduck Funster Life Member

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    Just watch the payload.
     
  9. sedge

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    Loved our Bessie 425 (or was it a 435? - L shaped rear lounge.) I have to say, I still miss the feel of it and the seats themselves and the upholstery were 100% better than the Pilote. to me. Plus although the bed is now exactly where I want it, I don't sleep half as well in it as I did in the Bessie luton, it was just that DAMNED ladder.
     
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    scotjimland Funster Life Member

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    that post was in 2009 during the height of Fiatgate.. X250 model. .. 5 years ago :Eeek:

    reverse judder, water ingress, 5th gear problems .. have they all been resolved. ?

    http://www.seered.co.uk/fiat.htm

    advice has a shelf life .. they are probably resolved by now .. at least I would hope so
     
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  11. Fireman Sam

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    When we were tuggers (my wife thinks I still am, by the way), we had a Bessacarr and it was fabulous. The quality of workmanship and the upholstery were terrific. I would think that the brand must still count for something.
     

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