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Can anyone share their experience of buying and owning a 2nd hand Iveco Daily/Mercedes Sprinter/VW crafter van SWB/MWB, 6-10 years old with say 80-100000 miles or so on its clock ?  Some of these available as a 5 tonne...

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4 hours ago, aswales said:

Can anyone share their experience of buying and owning a 2nd hand Iveco Daily/Mercedes Sprinter/VW crafter van SWB/MWB, 6-10 years old with say 80-100000 miles or so on its clock ?  Some of these available as a 5 tonne...

Alot can happen or not in 6 to10 years and 100,000 miles.. We have have had 2 Iveco 3.5 tonners, one crew cab tipper and one standard. I did not rate them as ARB vehicles. The 6.5 ton however was great.  Personally prefer the Japanese trucks for 3.5 tonners. We have an izusu, mitsubishi and Nissan now all good. 

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I’m on my third 3.5ton daily and whilst the payload isn’t great, they do carry it well and don’t look overloaded. Generally reliable, 3 litre is the better engine. Comfortable for longer journeys. 

Had a transit - wouldn’t have another, tried a cabstar for a few months and hated it. No storage space in the cab, horrible ride, expensive spares. 

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My brother has a 2010 crafter van and has had bother with its electrics, sometimes it just decides it doesn't want to start! He has had it on diagnostics a few times and no one can find the fault. My mate had a 59 plate tipper with a similar fault. 

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