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As you may have seen in my post back in December I bought a 9 month old 5000 mile VW T6 California Beach , loads of warranty and sold under the VW Das Welt 100 odd check scheme.  I guess Diane Abbott may have been tasked with counting the checks on this one though - it had missing undertrays and on very close inspection had a full respray on offside - to be fair quality was excellent and only the measuring of paint depth on the side in question gave the game away.  As I had asked the question pre purchase 'Any bodywork or paint repairs' and was told absolutely not  it was returned to dealer for a full refund .

 

Anyway , during the period of ownership I quickly realised that although I loved the 'van experience' , I didn't really need the 'away in the wilds' lifestyle which would be afforded by the sleeping and cooking (albeit minimal) attributes of the California.  What I really needed was a 'day van' which could be used for a variety of jobs inc. beaching with Mrs H and the Boxerdog plus moving stuff around from time to time .

 

In their wish to atone for the 'California experience' the dealer has sourced me a brand new T6.1 Transporter Kombi at a very discounted price . It's the new version of the T6 with a lot of enhancements over the previous model. The Kombi version of the Transporter is simply a part van /  part car type vehicle and this one has the benefit of a 199ps engine and Haldex Four Wheel Drive - I've only had it a couple of days but it's a hoot to blast around in  :) .

 

Given the significant adulation on Life for all things German I've attached a few pics for you  ;) 

 

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A very nice example of a quality vehicle . I looked hard at these before I bought the Nissan Elgrand but they were out of my price range !   Also I needed something a little bigger to accomadate two Disability Scooters . The MPG on the Nssan is terrible , you can hear it gulping it down as you press the pedal !!  


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Oh BD, a van!!!!.... :(

 

 

 

 

 

 

And it's not even white!.....

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

:giggle:  :giggle:  :hug:


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You could turn that into a very attractive 'beach' van. Get a roof rack for the surf boards/kayaks, great fun.


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You could turn that into a very attractive 'beach' van. Get a roof rack for the surf boards/kayaks, great fun.

Lots of enhancements on way Steve  :)


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Ooh, think of all the toilet rolls, pasta , bread and beer you can get in there, Jim. ;)
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You soon have the van paid off. :)
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So, what do we call you now Jim?  Van Morrson, Van Halen, Van der Graff Generator? ...... Or that well know Dutchman, Salford Van Hire?   :)  


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So, what do we call you now Jim?  Van Morrson, Van Halen, Van der Graff Generator? ...... Or that well know Dutchman, Salford Van Hire?   :)  

 

 

Surely -  Van Go

 

 

 

 

 

Van Gogh !  see what I did .....


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As long as BD doesn't Van Ish off here who cares what we call him. :)
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