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Old 06-11-14, 09:15 PM   #1
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Seem to have been spending quite a bit of time in the car over the last couple of weeks and it has set me thinking again about an eventual replacement. TBH I'd happily buy another Wagon R but they have stopped making them and the nominal replacement (Splash) does not look nearly as versatile.

I see the Ford Tourneo range is extending downwards; the Connect version is a possibility but the Courior (not (yet?) In UK) would be even better - in fact the Courior Kombi van would probably be ideal but is not available with the ecoboost engine.

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427 AC Cobra?
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Old 06-11-14, 10:33 PM   #3
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I see the Ford Tourneo range is extending downwards; the Connect version is a possibility but the Courior (not (yet?) In UK) would be even better - in fact the Courior Kombi van would probably be ideal but is not available with the ecoboost engine.

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Something like a Berlingo multispace?

Edit: or the Pug Bipper Tepee might be more your size?

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Bipper, Nemo et al are about the right size but engine choice is very limited.

Mind you, though I would like something van-like again, logic says spend several grand less than any of the above on a Dacia Sandero (with Renault's equivalent of the ecoboost) and just use a trailer when you need to!

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Bipper, Nemo et al are about the right size but engine choice is very limited.

Mind you, though I would like something van-like again, logic says spend several grand less than any of the above on a Dacia Sandero (with Renault's equivalent of the ecoboost) and just use a trailer when you need to!

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Would you need much more then the little 1.3or 1.4 diesels is the Bipper/Nemo range?

Dacia Sandero seems good for the money, it has been branded as the modern 2CV.

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Bit scared of modern diesels, especially for mostly short-haul town driving - too much after treatment gear to clag up. The new generation of blown three cylinder petrol engines seem far better suited.

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Bit scared of modern diesels, especially for mostly short-haul town driving - too much after treatment gear to clag up. The new generation of blown three cylinder petrol engines seem far better suited.

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Yea can understand that, one reason I went with what I did.
Ross has a 1.5 diesel Renault and has not had a problem with that, it does run something like a DPF cleaning cycle if the car hasnít got up to temperature on short runs, seem to be ok if you remember to let this cycle run.

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Looking for a van is fraught with dangers now i'm afraid. I recently looked at vans & read reviews etc & it's put me off buying one at all. For the moment i'm sticking with my L200 (mechanical pump) I was watching Watchdog on BBC1 last night & on next weeks program is something about van problems Vauxhall was one Didnt catch the others but i assume they're the clones. Buying seems to be a thing of the past. Dammed if i'm going to pay thousands just to hand it back after 3 years. Good luck with the hunt Nick.
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Still have need of rear seats occasionally so a pure van wouldn't do - I wonder if the Courier Tourneo will come to UK or if Ford are too worried about it stealing B-Max sales?

http://www.honestjohn.co.uk/carbycar...-courier-2014/

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Nick,

Speak to Mark Tewksbury (Numpty) at Enstone MKII tomorrow, he has this thing for Citroen/Peugeot small car type vans i.e seats and windows in the rear and he tows a trailer with a decent load.

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