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I'd like a transit to be fair, wet timing belt, hmmmm
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Vito ;)
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I noticed the number of T5 and T6 too - I've become a died in the wool VW guy for daily driving (despite working for the Blue Oval..) and I've been toying with a Kombi T5 or T6 for a while. I play in a band and frankly, getting a PA system, lighting rig, guitars, guitar amps and all the other associated stuff into a Mk7 Golf has gone beyond a joke. I've been considering something like an A6 but the idea of a van does appeal..

Compared to a car, what are these like as daily drivers?
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Mine is my car.

We used to have a car and a 4x4, but they're painful to tax and fuel. Van is much cheaper to run, I'm getting 38mpg consistently every tankfull.

I'm out in the country and that's several back roads, crossing a town and more back roads on my 18 mile trip to work. Just put new front tyres on after two years.
Ok it's not as economical as a diesel car, but I'm sure it is as economical as a petrol one. Road tax is £285 I think. If there's a downside, it's parking spaces.
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I used to have a T6 California but was getting used more as a van and car than camper .. I compromised

Just like a golf as a daily driver
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Had a T4 for 15 years. Did just short of 300k on it. Sold it two years ago . Replaced with T6 kombi 140 lwb.
Faultless apart from the side sliding windows. Leak regularly! They are still using this design in the latest vans🙄.
The only drawback is the initial cost. It’s our daily/ work van .
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Those T4s are nearly indestructible.
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My T4, 250,000 miles and still going strong.. didn’t have it long the chassis needed some love so I thought I’d sell it and upgrade..
The prices seemed to go north over night and I missed out.. I’m still looking but struggling to justify the expense..I’d love another one..
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kit of bits wrote: Sat May 07, 2022 11:10 pm My T4, 250,000 miles and still going strong.. didn’t have it long the chassis needed some love so I thought I’d sell it and upgrade..
The prices seemed to go north over night and I missed out.. I’m still looking but struggling to justify the expense..I’d love another one..
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Have been looking for a Kombi for a while (T32), as above I just cant bring myself to pay the inceeased prices, I thought they would of come down by now, but maybe they wont ?

This from Autotrader seems to see market softening generally, but may nor affect all makes and models....

The latest findings from the Auto Trader Retail Price Index, which is based on daily pricing analysis of circa 900,000 vehicles, revealed that the average price of a used car increased 32% on a year-on-year (YoY) and like-for-like basis in March. It marks the 24th month of consecutive YoY price growth; over this period motorists will have seen the average value of their used car increase nearly £4,400.

Whilst YoY prices are continuing to increase, it’s clear that the rate of growth is beginning to ease, with March’s 0.1% rise on the 31.9% recorded in February representing the lowest monthly movement since November 2020.
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Please no more VW story's this is a British forum :lol:


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