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Old 06 January 2008, 13:56   #1
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Vito or Transporter or ???

I'm considering trading the Fiat Uglicar for something with a bit more load carrying space (needs to fit a motorbike in the back) and are looking at medium size vans. We still want six seats (two rows of three), but don't want anything massive.

A Vito Dualiner looks good (and has passenger doors on both sides which is a bonus) or a Transporter Kombi - both SWB.

Any views on either of these? Or a better alternative?

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I'm considering trading the Fiat Uglicar for something with a bit more load carrying space (needs to fit a motorbike in the back) and are looking at medium size vans. We still want six seats (two rows of three), but don't want anything massive.

A Vito Dualiner looks good (and has passenger doors on both sides which is a bonus) or a Transporter Kombi - both SWB.

Any views on either of these? Or a better alternative?

Ta!
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T5 with the 174bhp 2.5 TDI. The Vito is not in same street.
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Transporter all the way.

If you dont like it, i'll buy it from you! ;-)
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Old 06 January 2008, 15:46   #4
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Transporter

Transporter ..... loads of room and great for camping. Double matress fits in te back and for extra room an awning/tent on the side. But then .... I'm biased.
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OK, so that's 3-nil for the VW so far.

What makes it so much better than the Vito?

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VW's very reliable and 'cool'. Becoming popular with the surf crowd so resale value high. Can only compare with a friends Vito who has had a lot of trouble with it - unsure if that's common though.
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Vito parts are s!!!

These are cool, have a look (easily chipped to 212hp apparently.)

http://www.volkswagen-vans.co.uk/transporter/sportline/
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These are cool, have a look (easily chipped to 212hp apparently.)

http://www.volkswagen-vans.co.uk/transporter/sportline/
As easy as it is to part with the 500 for the chip.
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I went for the T5 mainly because of the way all the VW transporters become very sought after don't date and hold their money .

Iam very pleased with it indeed.

Unless you are a GTI sort of driver try the 130 instead of the 174 its got more midrange and more relaxing to drive . Same motor and still very fast for a van and its said better for towing.

My mate chipped a 174 to 212 and said it was mad and unmanagable ,he removed the chip. He also fits a KTM 950 trailie in the back so pretty much any bike will fit
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I went for the T5 mainly because of the way all the VW transporters become very sought after don't date and hold their money .

Iam very pleased with it indeed.

Unless you are a GTI sort of driver try the 130 instead of the 174 its got more midrange and more relaxing to drive . Same motor and still very fast for a van and its said better for towing.

My mate chipped a 174 to 212 and said it was mad and unmanagable ,he removed the chip. He also fits a KTM 950 trailie in the back so pretty much any bike will fit
Yeah,the guy at Truro Tyres has chipped his and reckons it's a handful.
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