/ Scudo, Dispatch, Expert, Advice Please
All advice appreciated.
there was also a serious problem with the immobiliser, it was a keypad that pulled down and you had to put a pin number in before it started, one day I noticed the light on it flashing so I removed the pad and found that the wires were broken, luckily it was only the cores of the wires so I was able to repair them.
The problem was that there was a zip tie holding the wires in place and it was pulling them tight over a sharp edge as the keypad was opened up, once I cut the tie off and the wires could move it was sortdd.
I had a great Peugeot Expert and I traded it in for a Vito, worst vehicle mistake I've ever made!
I had an Expert (1.9 Turbo) for a while and liked it , good reliable van fairly quick too .
Also had a Vito for 6 months got used to it but it felt confined and seemed very front heavy & was prone to some funny handeling traits occasionally .
Vitos have never been my van of choice - they now only come in automatic I believe, which I really don't like.
Loads of helpful advice. Thanks people.
I have a Scudo and I have never loved it the way I loved my T4.
T4 = van of greatness.
Scudo = van of mediocrity.
I thought I was was buying a more sensible/economical vehicle after the T4 died. Its a 2006 reg, done about 120K with a service every 10K and so far it has:
snapped exhaust twice.
Peculiar electrical ghosts that cant be tracked down and make stuff flicker a bit.
The heater has broken (the blower part, not the heat bit)
The back door lock has broken.
The windows have a habit of dropping just a fraction, so that you only realise/hear once on the motorway and cant reach the passenger handle to do it up.
It is NOT cheaper to run than the T4 was (I mostly do motorway miles).
Oh, and it always seems to sound like the side doors (its got a chopper from 'nam set up, doors both sides) are a bit open.
Worst of all is the turning circle - its like driving a tank, and in the years Ive owned it Ive never been able to park the bloody thing. I could turn the T4 in its own length (nearly :))
Plus points - its exactly double bed sized in the back. When I was buying it was 5K; similar priced VW T4s were 3 years older with 20000 more miles on the clock. Caddys were only just in my price bracket since they were pretty "new". Transit connects get a good write up and are a similar size/price to Scudos (or were back then), but not quite bed length in the back, if thats important.
Not sure if any of that helps much, it might just be I got a duffer. What ever you get - the advice someone already gave about checking the prior use of the van you are buying is on the money.
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