Car Dependability graph

mikerezny

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I sometimes get interested in a camper. Some that come to mind are Toyota HiAce, VW Transporter, Fiat Ducato, or Merceded Sprinter. However much I scan the internet about possibilities, there never seems to be any information on the reliability or service costs of vehicle component of these beasts.
I know that Mercedes and VW charge the earth for servicing. I can't think of ANY reason I would ever buy a Fiat. So that leaves a VW Transporter. OR I sometimes go looking at Toyota coasters. Toyota seems to be more reasonable with servicing costs and have a reputation for reliability.

cheers
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Drover

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Just between us mind you, I have been looking for awhile, servicing of them all is a nightmare, front wheeldrive is just dumb, the MB engines/gearboxes brilliant, find a mechanic not a dealer, Iveco usually let down by poor design of chassis/body,Fiat the same, dealer servicing always expensive .....I lean towards a Nissan/UD running gear but in the 4t range so way out of my league..... A rear drive, Merc engine/gearbox is sweet for me. And with proper servicing, notexpensive and very reliable.
 

davemc

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Oct 29, 2013
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Landy almost won...
he he he

Cannot believe VW so low.. Four people I know who have them all had the limp mode problems.. That VW say do not happen.
Interesting Brother in law had a Jeep for like 8 years and never a problem. He said other Jeep owners ask him so what broke on yours :)
Workmate took his new Jeep home looked in the garage the next morning it dropped all the transmission oil. Had to flatbed back.
Then it went limp mode and many other things he offloaded it. Said he felt so guilty passing it onto someone else.