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Old 21 August 2009, 04:44   #1
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Citroen dispatch combi

Wife wants a Citroen dispatch combi 2ltr, 9 seater LWB to replace our VW transporter shuttle (8 seater) 19TD LWB.
Anyone know anything about them, good or bad?

Never took much notice of Citroen ever since I borrowed one for a week 14 years ago and had to put hydraulic fluid init ever day.
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Keep the love bus mate. Whats up with the VW?

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The Renault has been great, the CitroŽn far from it.
Thats from the man over "that" side of the Channel too.
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Wife wants a Citroen dispatch combi 2ltr, 9 seater LWB to replace our VW transporter shuttle (8 seater) 19TD LWB.
Anyone know anything about them, good or bad?

Never took much notice of Citroen ever since I borrowed one for a week 14 years ago and had to put hydraulic fluid init ever day.
I have a Citroen 2006 2.0 HDI van that i bought with the intention of converting into a camper.

They are good vans and are Peugeot engined. Peugeot Expert, Fiat Scudo and Citroen Dispatch are the same vans just re branded. As chewy said would keep the VW.
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Thats from the man over "that" side of the Channel too.
She's never liked it because it's too much like a Van in looks And when I mentioned it's a little under powered and I'd like to get a second car to tow the RIB she got onto looking at cars and decided she wants to change this one. For a quiet life mate I'd drive around in a Fiat Panda.

The Combi does have abit more room in it.
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For a quiet life mate I'd drive around in a Fiat Panda.
Four wheel drive the Pandas too!
I personally wouldn't have another Peugeot/Citreon. What other stuff has she looked at?
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I have a Citroen 2006 2.0 HDI van that i bought with the intention of converting into a camper.

They are good vans and are Peugeot engined. Peugeot Expert, Fiat Scudo and Citroen Dispatch are the same vans just re branded. As chewy said would keep the VW.
It's the 2ltr version she was looking at, think it was the 126 (?) BHP? I've read that they have a pug engine in them which won me over a bit.

I love the VW, great to drive, takes me 10 min to take out all the bench seats to use as a van. Bad points are, it's under powered, need the bigger diesel and it's heavy on fuel.

If it was me I'd be going for a LWB 4X4 but sadly they don't do the with enough seats and she doesn't like them anyway
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Four wheel drive the Pandas too!
I personally wouldn't have another Peugeot/Citreon. What other stuff has she looked at?
No experiance of newer pugs, but the old ones where great. last pug I used was the 306 TDi and it went like a rocket.
She's not looked at any others yet. Once she sets her sites on somat it's hard to get her to change her mind.
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Get a bigger engined VW but not in black. I think thats part the reason it looks like a van. Same reason our lasses black Volvo looks like a hearse!
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Get a bigger engined VW but not in black. I think thats part the reason it looks like a van. Same reason our lasses black Volvo looks like a hearse!
Could be a selling point but then I'd have to pay extra for the painted bumpers and things where as with the black I got away with just having the black plastic with out her moaning.

I'm making her sound like a right pain in the arse here aren't I?

Well she ucking is!!
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It's the 2ltr version she was looking at, think it was the 126 (?) BHP? I've read that they have a pug engine in them which won me over a bit.

I love the VW, great to drive, takes me 10 min to take out all the bench seats to use as a van. Bad points are, it's under powered, need the bigger diesel and it's heavy on fuel.

If it was me I'd be going for a long LWB 4X4 but sadly they don't do the with enough seats and she doesn't like them anyway
Get rid of the wife and then you can have whatever you want
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That an offer? She's yours...SOLD to the man with a depressed look on his face
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John. I have your address and phone number...I want your boat, camera gear and £5000 into my account by this evening or you're done for
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I have a Citroen 2006 2.0 HDI van that i bought with the intention of converting into a camper.
How far have you got? Thinking about doing the same thing myself using a LWB transit or similar.
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John. I have your address and phone number...I want your boat, camera gear and £5000 into my account by this evening or you're done for
Please please please don't do that! She'd devorce me if she knew what I put on here.....Hang on She'll be in around 7:30 if you want to ring then

BTW, haven't got any camera gear anymore. Was no point having all that top end gear if it wasn't earning money. Sad to see it go but it's paid for boat bits.
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How far have you got? Thinking about doing the same thing myself using a LWB transit or similar.
My old next door neighbour used to convert the older shape VW vans. He made a nice living out of it in the end.
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Not very far so far. I bought it in june drove it about 6 times and stored an outboard in it.

Probably will sell and get a SR4.7 or RC 4.8 instead. :
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