Daily Driver T2 - Do I need a reality check?!

Discussion in 'Buying a VW Camper' started by Gobsheen, Mar 9, 2015.

  1. Is economy the most important thing here, or looking cooooooool :cool: ?
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  2. Looking cool is high on my list. Breaking down and rusting away are not cool in my eyes though!
  3. Baysearcher

    Baysearcher [secret moderator]

    Properly maintained they can be perfectly reliable really.
    They won't thank you for a lot of use on salty roads though.
  4. & in reality, they're cold noisy & slow.
    Get a cheap runabout - either something you can think you look 'cool' in like a £500 mx5 and treat it well.
    Or buy something end of life like a £200 Proton and see how long it will go; spending no money/playing cam-belt roulette/knowing that it's final journey will be over the bridge/replace it with another unwanted, unloved end of life motor.
  5. I'd still change the cambelt on the Proton. :)

    The MX5 will rust quicker than the T2... but on a £500 car welding and bodywork will be uneconomical.

    How about a Scirocco? ;)
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  6. Baysearcher

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    A lot of people ignore this but it is the reality.
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  7. Slow, I can deal with but would want bigger type 4 engine so it's not mega slow.
    Noisy, I'm less keen on but I plan to put plenty of sound proofing in which is supposed to help quite a bit.
    Cold, I don't really want! That's the thing that will make the wife and kids dislike it. Others have said they can pump out a fair bit of heat if the exchangers are good.
  8. Mine was a daily - when else would you smile on your way to work?
  9. Get one then - It sounds like by the time you've spent a millionty pounds, it'll be almost as good as my old nail.
  10. Baysearcher

    Baysearcher [secret moderator]

    Sounds like you've made your mind up.
    Go for it!
  11. what about a t25? get a water cooled one and it'll be relatively warm, fast and quiet. later ones don't rust as badly as bays either. I was going to get one when I bought my bay but my heart took over.
  12. Baysearcher

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    Wash your mouth out!!
    T3s rust terribly too, I don't think I've ever seen one with non-rusty seams.
  13. T25's got a swift no from my wife when I showed her some examples!
  14. i drove my brazillian bay every day for three years and it was fine but because i also have to do site vists and its hilly around here it at times became difficult when late for meeting etc
    if just too and from work then i found it fine even in winter but it does test your love of the vsn and creature comforts
    its good for a van to be driven but i wouldnt go back to having one for dsily use for my needs
    its a personal choice really:)
  15. if you don't work too far away it would be fine as a daily and cheaper than having too vehilces but I agree with Kongi
    need to check your classic ins though but still they were built for taking some hammer.......obiouvsly nshootign up motorway everyday aint a good idea.

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