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  1. richard978

    richard978 Active Member

    I've had to sell the dispatch due to expensive DPF problems and looking at a 2016 plate vivaro to replace it. I'd love a transit custom but prices at my local ford are out of my price range.

    Whats everyones opinion on the Vivaro, never owned one.
     
  2. ShaunCorbs

    ShaunCorbs S. Mod Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    very good just need to make sure the cam belt has been done as there were an issue

    also some years had gearbox problems but tbh i think that was down to people thrashing them as my old 15 plate had no issues
     
  3. rpm

    rpm Trusted Plumber

    Bi Turbo`s and injectors have been troublesome in the past, oh and losing power at 70mph on the motorway and something about losing all brakes according to various friends. Of course others will say different and love them.
     
  4. Stu-B

    Stu-B Member

    Vee Dub all the way, reliable and solid as a rock.
     
  5. DGT plumbing

    DGT plumbing GSR

    Had a 52 plate that wasn't that great, bloody awful at times. Turbo replaced, gear box replaced and various sensors but it was a great drive so I bought a brand new one, 62 plate, and so far it's been bloody brilliant. Had to have the strut bearings replaced on both side but that's the British roads for ya, oh yeah and the aircon doesn't work anymore after a pheasant stuck it's head in the radiator. I'd have another one anyway.
     
  6. Harvest Fields

    Harvest Fields S. Mod Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    Never had one mate. Been told they are not bad though.
     
  7. Gasmk1

    Gasmk1 GSR

    I had one from new no problems till 7 years old clutch failed and egr valve needed replacing other than that nothing it was a great van
     
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  8. Scott_1979

    Scott_1979 GSR

    Doesn’t matter what van you get, it’s a pure lottery. I have a custom which has been perfect and others have broken down out of the forecourt brand new.

    Just make sure there’s a service history and you can see the work that’s been done.
     
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  9. Harvest Fields

    Harvest Fields S. Mod Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    I’m with you on the custom.
     
  10. Peter J Brown

    Peter J Brown GSR

    Yip custom all the way guys
     
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  11. HoodedClaw

    HoodedClaw Plumber

    Mines an 07, just under 50K (part time plumber) and other and fuel pump last year (£700 as injector rail has to be removed to get to it) and almost yearly steering bushes, it been pretty good. Clutch burns if overworked around town, wind noise is getting louder at 75. I wouldn't but another - I'd get a VW if I could find one affordable.
     
  12. ShaunCorbs

    ShaunCorbs S. Mod Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    Don’t get the new vws bad engines and boxes blowing up etc
     
  13. island fling

    island fling Member

    I've got a Renault Trafic so basically the same. 31 k miles on the clock & its in the stealers for a new exhaust, gearbox/clutch fault & MOT as its 3 years old tomorrow. Heard of a few lads with issue with gearbox, turbos going but on the other hand also heard of some going to 120 k miles with only wear & tear.
    My issue is renault wont replace my exhaust on warranty because the corrosion is apparently cause by 'the salt air' in my area then when i argued that then they said it was damaged causing the break on a factory weld.