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Any one had any experience of these little vans ? Going to look at a vauxhall corsa 1.3 cdti ecoflex tonight 2011. Much as I would like a lump of a l200 pick up to trundle around in I got to think of mpg and tax

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Check insurance my nephew has a small VW van & he was telling me van insurance is a lot more expensive than car insurance.

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16 minutes ago, captainhastings said:

Any one had any experience of these little vans ? Going to look at a vauxhall corsa 1.3 cdti ecoflex tonight 2011. Much as I would like a lump of a l200 pick up to trundle around in I got to think of mpg and tax

Check on service history the Fiat engine likes to jump the timing chain, and wreck the engine.  

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Thanks folks I got an insurance quote on line and it was same as my car for personal use.

It has been limited to 70mph and apparently drives like new. I will check service history good tip

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Got an old nissan primera at moment the engine is bomb proof just that age now where other bits go. All ways a worry getting a motor. Hate it lol. I all ways worry about these more modern engines too 

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I did notice that they seem to need a bit of heavy foot to get going especially if pulling out over a roundabout but once you get used to it there is no ideal issue. 
 

I have seen some of our old ones sell at a good price with 140k on them and they were still going. I don’t recall them having any major issues only the usual servicing requirements. 
 

they did tend to rattle a bit due to the ply lining but I did see one lad bung some foam blocks down the sides. 

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I had an old one that was great, I only sold it because I needed a car to run wife and son about in. He would have gladly sat in the back without a seat belt. 

Good on juice and parts are really cheap and bomb prove diesel engine. 

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Before switching to Duster, my corsavan 1.3 diesel did 289,000k miles before selling it on.

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I had one ran it 6 years it was 1.3 diesel got great mpg and only let me down once faulty fuel pump relay. It failed to start at home so never left me at side road. I just changed the oil and filter every 6k as if negligent oil changed takes the timing chain out they only take 3.5 litres oil so why not preventative maintenance in my eyes. I sold it to a friend 2 years ago he’s never had any trouble loves it  

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