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    newbi

    hi all newbi here
    away to see a vw t4 high top camper ,automatic 1996 with a holdsworth conversion on friday
    just woundering what folk think about these vans
    cheers await your replys

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    Hello and welcome. Check for rust and service history, cambelt change etc

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    Hello and welcome,
    Make sure the auto box is slick between gears and the drive is smooth, any issues could be an issue.
    As above check for rust and make sure everything looks as it should and works.
    Clunks or grinding from the suspension could be ball joints or bushes.


    But enjoy and remember we need pictures

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    cheers does anyone know the right sort of money we should be paying out for a van like this

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    Quote Originally Posted by edgyt4 View Post
    cheers does anyone know the right sort of money we should be paying out for a van like this
    As little as possible. Some like high tops, a lot donít. Donít be afraid to make a cheeky low offer.

    How much is it up for?


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    Hello and welcome. You can't bet a high top when your layed on the bed in the morning trying to get out your sleeping bag and put your trousers on

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    its a 1996 on 86,000 full history looks in gd condition wanting 11 grand its as old as my son just
    wondered what folk are paying

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    To be honest, theyíre not really my thing so I donít keep an eye on the market. Someone with more knowledge will be along shortly though, Iím sure.

    The old saying is, itís worth as much as someone pays for it...

    Just remember that these arenít bomb proof, as a lot of sellers claim. They do go wrong. Look at the service history and knock money off accordingly.


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    Comparatively to other vans in the range (excluding coach built designs) it's expensive imo. High tops are a marmite design but make sense and cleverly spacious for 2 pax. The high top system can limit parking choice and coastal parking where height restriction barriers control motorhome camping.

    It may need more money spending on it to "modernize" the interior and design. In addition to this the auto gear boxes don't wear to well imho and suffer over heating and can bite your wallet to repair/replace (I think recent forum members have been quoted £3k to replace & £2k to swap to manual)

    Which engine is fitted?

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    think its the 2.4 petrol auto thats realy all i know going to view it tommorow evining
    any more coments be apreciated
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