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first post, looking at a MK6 this afternoon, any tips?

Postby trangabanga » Wed May 27, 2020 2:50 pm

hey folks, hows it going?

going to look at a '52 plate MK6 this afternoon, looks tidy
15 seat minibus (planning on converting to camper)
its a duratorq DI 2.4 (90ps) 69000 miles with service history (was minibus for old folks home)

comes with service history, just had new clutch, not much rust from photos
1 years MOT, no advisories

guy wants 3750

any suggestions? things to look out for? this is the first bus i've looked at...

i've not made my mind up. looking for something to convert to a camper... this is about my limit cash wise...
im thinking lower milage the better, but would i be better off buying a newer MK7 with around 100000 miles?
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Re: first post, looking at a MK6 this afternoon, any tips?

Postby blue estate » Wed May 27, 2020 5:16 pm

RUST!, OH DID I SAY RUST !
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Re: first post, looking at a MK6 this afternoon, any tips?

Postby blue estate » Wed May 27, 2020 5:18 pm

blue estate wrote:RUST!, OH DID I SAY RUST !

You can get a decent mk7 for that money , even an ex welfare van
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Postby bambi mk 1 » Wed May 27, 2020 6:48 pm

blue estate wrote:
blue estate wrote:RUST!, OH DID I SAY RUST !

You can get a decent mk7 for that money , even an ex welfare van

You could get this for a lot less :wink:https://www.donedeal.ie/commercials-for ... ampaign=14
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Re: first post, looking at a MK6 this afternoon, any tips?

Postby trangabanga » Wed May 27, 2020 7:27 pm

lol!!

thanks :)

went and had a look, nice clean bus

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/254528688955

didnt see much surface rust, a bit round the side door, couldnt get underneath...

this wont have traction or ABS?
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Re: first post, looking at a MK6 this afternoon, any tips?

Postby trangabanga » Wed May 27, 2020 7:34 pm

bambi mk 1 wrote:
blue estate wrote:
blue estate wrote:RUST!, OH DID I SAY RUST !

You can get a decent mk7 for that money , even an ex welfare van

You could get this for a lot less :wink:https://www.donedeal.ie/commercials-for ... ampaign=14


looks like its already converted? is that yours?
id like to convert to camper myself so looking for untouched vehicle i think...

how much would it cost to get that on the ferry to scotland? i used to go over to southern ireland a lot, ferry cost about £200 return in the car
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Re: first post, looking at a MK6 this afternoon, any tips?

Postby blue estate » Wed May 27, 2020 7:36 pm

trangabanga wrote:lol!!

thanks :)

went and had a look, nice clean bus

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/254528688955

didnt see much surface rust, a bit round the side door, couldnt get underneath...

this wont have traction or ABS?
Have a look back at old MOTs had more reconstructive surgery than Joan rivers


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Postby trangabanga » Wed May 27, 2020 8:00 pm

lol! thanks blue estate

i should have checked that myself first.... :roll:

at least i got to stand in the bus, mid-roof seems not high enough for my needs

back to the search
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Re: first post, looking at a MK6 this afternoon, any tips?

Postby bambi mk 1 » Wed May 27, 2020 9:05 pm

trangabanga wrote:
bambi mk 1 wrote:You could get this for a lot less :wink:https://www.donedeal.ie/commercials-for ... ampaign=14


looks like its already converted? is that yours?
id like to convert to camper myself so looking for untouched vehicle i think...

how much would it cost to get that on the ferry to scotland? i used to go over to southern ireland a lot, ferry cost about £200 return in the car

Not mine,it was up earlier by someone else for 1600 euros :shock: so someone trying to make a quick profit :wink: Its an ex UK police van so might be worth checking for one.Its about an hour and a half from Larne port :wink:
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