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PostPosted: Thu Oct 25, 2012 9:31 pm 
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http://www.autocar.co.uk/car-review/vol ... agen-kombi


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 25, 2012 9:58 pm 
King of the Skip Monkeys
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why dont we get ethanol??


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 25, 2012 10:12 pm 
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Not enough land... most ethanol in brazil is produced from sugar
That, and I don't think the powerful petrochemical industry would approve




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PostPosted: Fri Oct 26, 2012 9:10 am 
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And that sugar is from cane...when I last looked we didn't have a tropical climate. :D


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 26, 2012 10:33 am 
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this bit is brilliant....

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If you want to view it objectively, it is terrible to drive: the steering feels completed disconnected from the wheels, the gearbox is more a random number generator than a precise mechanical link you feel in control of, and when driven without any weight in the back it feels inherently unstable when confronted with the tiniest of bends.


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 26, 2012 10:54 am 
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Despite what that article says, you can buy them in the UK -- Danbury sell them converted to campers, and last time I looked they'd sell you an unconverted one too. Crazy money, though -- I think a plain van was about £15,000 and campers started at £25k.

They're also made of tinfoil and rust like crazy -- there's an '07 reg one down the road from me that's in worse shape than some unrestored thirty year old ones I've seen...


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 26, 2012 8:24 pm 
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I looked into it to replace my old van but the prices are crazy. I was looking at a basic model, the people carrier type to convert myself.The starting price was around £19k but all options jacked the price up incredibly, they come basic with no sealing or rust treatment, underseal etc, not even a stereo. Once I put the basics on it so it would last it was coming in around £23k minimum.
Better off keeping my old one :wink:

Jamie


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