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andyoak

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Hi all

I am looking at buying a second hand vito, not got much cash so it will be an oldish one but which one would you advise me to look for, engine size model etc. I need someting that not going to be mega heavy on fuel, not to bothered about the size as even the small one would do.

Is there any thing I need to look out for once I'm viewing them.

cheers
 
Hi all

I am looking at buying a second hand vito, not got much cash so it will be an oldish one but which one would you advise me to look for, engine size model etc. I need someting that not going to be mega heavy on fuel, not to bothered about the size as even the small one would do.

Is there any thing I need to look out for once I'm viewing them.

cheers

All Vitos are small, sadly they're not the most durable of vans - rust, duff gearboxes/driveshafts/blown engines, leaky injectors etc are all issues.

How about a Hiace?
 
If you get a non cdi vito (early one) the engines are pretty bomb proof.

Look out for stiff gear changes. If it is stiff it will need new cables.
 
If you get a non cdi vito (early one) the engines are pretty bomb proof.

The early ones blow up, blue smoke first for a while though.

For some reason the same engines in Sprinters don't seem to cause nearly so many problems...
 
My 2001 Vito 110 is on its fourth :eek: set of fuel injectors and is showing lots of cosmetic rust. The instruments have had to be replaced and it has just done 100k miles. Drove a 200k mile old VW transporter the other day and it still drove really well, not quite as new but close!
I'm a Merc fan and it tows really well, but I would not recomend the old style Vito.
 
Thanks all

Mactech, the VW is another van I have thought about. Might ave to give the merc a miss and look for vw.

Thanks again for your help
 
As above, steer clear to be honest. Problems were many and expensive, they're not that cheap either.
 
T4s and T5s are not without their problems but I think either would be a better bet than a Vito from the stories you hear.

We had an ex-Anglian windows T4 lwb 2.4D that I took up to 150k before selling it for more than I paid for it. The only real problem was worn bushes (to be expected at that age) which were a bugger to swap. Our T5 is a lovely drive.
 

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