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“dont buy combo vans”

Written on: 13/02/2014

I bought my combo at 3years old with just 15k on the clock and extensive service history. It had problems starting from then. It immobilized itself at needed £600 of second hand parts(ecu and all that) Cam chain snapped, cost me £500. Just been told today, needs 4 injectors and pressure fuel pump has leak, quoted £1100 so its getting scrapped with just 50k on the clock. Before this I had a vivaro with similar injector problems and a bill for £3800 and was just out of warranty. I WILL NOT… Read Full Review

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“good on diesel but thats about it”

Written on: 02/11/2013

i bought a combo 1.3cdti on a 05 plate with 81k on it,if you drive down the motorway at 60mph you would get 600 miles out of a tank of 52 litres which is great. the bad bits were that the gear linkege snapped,the water pump broke,i had water coming through into the cab on the floor on the drivers side and through the glove box on the passenger side,the central locking had a mind of its own. finally after 2 years the engine blew up after 116k and it went to the scrapyard if the build quality was… Read Full Review

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“Vauxhall combo 1.3cdti”

Written on: 16/05/2013 by Iansurf (1 review written)

DO NOT BUY ONE OF THESE VAN . In the 3 years I have owned the van I have taken the mileage from 25,000 to 97,000 and it has cost me a fortune it's has had new water pump ,new fuel pump ,new alternator then the timing chain snapped & I had to have the engine rebuilt now the clutch is slipping and it takes ages to start up what a money pit . Just traded it in for vw caddy van realibility here I come… Read Full Review

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Hutch8905's Response to Iansurf's Review

Written on: 29/10/2013

i think you bought one that was made on a monday i have had my van for four yrs and have had know problems once you do regular maintenance on it , its grand . if you neglect it then your going to have problems , its just common sense

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★★★★★

“ace”

Written on: 20/04/2013

the best van ever loved it its amazing loosk good drives ace all of it is good cant ask for more… Read Full Review

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“Very reliable van”

Written on: 16/03/2013 by steeo80 (1 review written)

Had a 2006 Combo for 3 years and replaced the EGR valve, no other problems. Had a fight with a truck and lost so I bought a 2009 Combo with 12k on it and am driving it since with 1 sensor fault (€120 inc fitting) and it now has 108k on it. Oil and filter changed every 6k, other than that great little van and great on fuel… Read Full Review

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“worst van ive ever had .1.3 cdti combo ”

Written on: 27/05/2012

got my combo 40k on the clock ran it to 90k and then its just been failing apart , cluch went at 90k and its not like i thrash the thing then its just been one expensive thing after another its so bad the garage i use have warned people off these things .its now on 120k and its leaking oil like mad and upto yet ive spent £2000 on it .but not a penny more am going to wait till the tax runs out and scrap it ..AVOID AT ALL COSTS unless you have very deep pockets and no brains , ill never buy… Read Full Review

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Written on: 04/06/2012

ive had mine since new bought in 2005 and not 1 problem with it until today 4-6-2012 it has developed a small oil leak which ia a DIY job. i love the combo vans but try avoiding second hands unless it comes from a dealership. sorry to hear bout your troubles though

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Unreliable's Comment

Written on: 11/07/2013

Sounds like you have been unlucky with your van, most people think they are reliable. You want to get a bad Renault traffic with electrical problems if you really want something to moan about. All manufactures are making their vehicles unreliable after a while and are using them as cash cows to keep them in business, but its the good old end user that is making them rich!
I suspect the money that you have spent is mostly labour, so I think you have got to go back to the good old days of doing it yourself as I do.

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★★★★☆

“Not a bad little van”

Written on: 15/04/2012 by globulin77 (1 review written)

The radio, as written previously does come on at high volume because the poster has failed to reset the thing to whatever volume he prefers. Read the manual before rushing to judgment. Ggggggreat mpg. Average comfort (it is a van after all). Tons of space (made to accomodate a Europallet).Electronic assisted steering was new to me and felt a little light at first until I got used to it.Pleased the oil filter is easy to get at. Don't use the turbo much as I tend to drive it very easy but it… Read Full Review

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“1.3 cdti engines are nothing but trubble”

Written on: 27/09/2011

hi i have owned my 1.3 combo van for 3 years now and nothing has gone right. first off it had a new engine block on 33k, plus new turbo and fuel lines. had it 24 hrs and the drive shaft went, 3 weeks after the alternater went and it was fine for about 12 months then it was the coolant pipe burst and broke the cylinder head, had that replaced, then at about 60k the clutch,gearbox and dual mass flywheel smashed and locked front wheels good job i was only going 20mph cost £1626. but the worst of… Read Full Review

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“hi i have dun about 2000 miles in this over the last 2...”

Written on: 06/02/2011

hi i have dun about 2000 miles in this over the last 2 monthit has dun 34k its not a bad little van my boss paid 4k something he part exchanged my old van citreon dispatch (worst van eva by the way)and he got 2k 4 it there is quite a lot of rattling from the front end drop latches or something supose to be a common probem with this van. the radio very often goes on full volume by its self and wont lower down untill u stop and turn the car off very anoying when driving. it also tends to wheel… Read Full Review

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“For the review above, if you want the map light on...”

Written on: 07/12/2010

For the review above, if you want the map light on press the headlight knob in, goes to show how little you know your van!!!!!!!! So please ignore his review.

Had this van for 6 months, drives well, very comfortable ( bearing in mind it is a van not a car) Hasn't let me down and feels solid and robust. It is easy to drive and everyone who has used it has said they want one. Cup holder holds my drinks fine.

Would recommend to anyone!
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“have bought an ex northern electricity van with 59k on...”

Written on: 20/10/2010

have bought an ex northern electricity van with 59k on the clock full service history,hant let me down yet great perforamce from it,i have recentley added a tuning box as i reguarly tow my boat with it mad a huge difference and even getting 3-4 miles extra a gallon,main ting is keep it serviced and it will serve you… Read Full Review

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“Bought ex Parcelforce for £2000 44,000 miles now got...”

Written on: 29/08/2010 by dogslow (2 reviews written)

Bought ex Parcelforce for £2000 44,000 miles now got 60000 miles. slight oil from turbo feed.40 mpg regularly.This van has been mercilessly thrashed
down to the south of France (90mph all day) its gagging for it.Been up to northern Scotland more sedatley.Apart from regular servicing it has had a side light bulb.Do not pay full price the country is awash with used vans.
just make silly offers if they dont accept walk away they want your money more than you need there van.
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“This is the most uncomfortable vehicle I have ever...”

Written on: 19/11/2009

This is the most uncomfortable vehicle I have ever driven. The suspension is so hard I thought it was broken. The Vauxhall garage confirmed that it's supposed to be like this, due to the Corsa chasis underneath (if it had any suspension it would snap the van on the first speed bump). The cup holder spills your drink behind the seats as soon as you accelerate, the map light will only come on when you open the door and it is impossible to stretch your legs fully out, even with the seat all the… Read Full Review

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Steeo80's Comment

Written on: 16/03/2013

Push the headlight switch on the RHS in to switch on the map light.

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