Considering a Talbot Express – am I crazy?

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  • #106071

    MS
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    Hi, I’ve been looking at campers for the past couple of months. The VW T25 appeals a great deal, but I’m increasingly taken with the idea of the Talbot Express. I like the look of them and the added space they offer.
    Is this a crazy idea – the van will also be my only vehicle though I won’t use it very often for very short runs as I live in town. Also, are the top bed areas suitable for two children – I often see them advertised as good for two small children.
    As I said in my post in the Introduce Yourself section I would like something reliable – I’m no mechanic and may be driving on my own with my son at times.
    I’ve been told I should look out for a diesel version.
    I do not have a big budget otherwise I’d consider something like a VW T4 conversion, but they all seem to be 8K minimum, also often rigged out in a way that doesn’t appeal to me.
    Advice welcome!

    #149599

    Bluebird
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    Diesel
    Hello there

    I’m afraid that I can’t comment on the suitability of the top bunks for children as I’ve never had any of either (!) – but I would definitely recommend a diesel version of these vehicles. They are always more reliable and economical – especially on short runs.

    I’ve had both of the petrol types and the diesel version of the T25 and the latter was a far superior vehicle I always found. Spares are easily obtained for the VW too as it’s a classic design – the diesel shares its engine with the Golf. The Talbot is a bit physically larger it’s true, but not much – and feels a more modern vehicle to drive. Both types rust an awful lot everywhere though (as does the T4 actually) so beware of this in a potential purchase.

    Hope this helps

    #149609

    Bluebird
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    Diesel
    Hello there

    I’m afraid that I can’t comment on the suitability of the top bunks for children as I’ve never had any of either (!) – but I would definitely recommend a diesel version of these vehicles. They are always more reliable and economical – especially on short runs.

    I’ve had both of the petrol types and the diesel version of the T25 and the latter was a far superior vehicle I always found. Spares are easily obtained for the VW too as it’s a classic design – the diesel shares its engine with the Golf. The Talbot is a bit physically larger it’s true, but not much – and feels a more modern vehicle to drive. Both types rust an awful lot everywhere though (as does the T4 actually) so beware of this in a potential purchase.

    Hope this helps

    #149610

    Bluebird
    Participant

    Diesel
    Hello there

    I’m afraid that I can’t comment on the suitability of the top bunks for children as I’ve never had any of either (!) – but I would definitely recommend a diesel version of these vehicles. They are always more reliable and economical – especially on short runs.

    I’ve had both of the petrol types and the diesel version of the T25 and the latter was a far superior vehicle I always found. Spares are easily obtained for the VW too as it’s a classic design – the diesel shares its engine with the Golf. The Talbot is a bit physically larger it’s true, but not much – and feels a more modern vehicle to drive. Both types rust an awful lot everywhere though (as does the T4 actually) so beware of this in a potential purchase.

    Hope this helps

    #149611

    Bluebird
    Participant

    Diesel
    Hello there

    I’m afraid that I can’t comment on the suitability of the top bunks for children as I’ve never had any of either (!) – but I would definitely recommend a diesel version of these vehicles. They are always more reliable and economical – especially on short runs.

    I’ve had both of the petrol types and the diesel version of the T25 and the latter was a far superior vehicle I always found. Spares are easily obtained for the VW too as it’s a classic design – the diesel shares its engine with the Golf. The Talbot is a bit physically larger it’s true, but not much – and feels a more modern vehicle to drive. Both types rust an awful lot everywhere though (as does the T4 actually) so beware of this in a potential purchase.

    Hope this helps

    #149615

    Bluebird
    Participant

    Diesel
    Hello there

    I’m afraid that I can’t comment on the suitability of the top bunks for children as I’ve never had any of either (!) – but I would definitely recommend a diesel version of these vehicles. They are always more reliable and economical – especially on short runs.

    I’ve had both of the petrol types and the diesel version of the T25 and the latter was a far superior vehicle I always found. Spares are easily obtained for the VW too as it’s a classic design – the diesel shares its engine with the Golf. The Talbot is a bit physically larger it’s true, but not much – and feels a more modern vehicle to drive. Both types rust an awful lot everywhere though (as does the T4 actually) so beware of this in a potential purchase.

    Hope this helps

    #149616

    Bluebird
    Participant

    Diesel
    Hello there

    I’m afraid that I can’t comment on the suitability of the top bunks for children as I’ve never had any of either (!) – but I would definitely recommend a diesel version of these vehicles. They are always more reliable and economical – especially on short runs.

    I’ve had both of the petrol types and the diesel version of the T25 and the latter was a far superior vehicle I always found. Spares are easily obtained for the VW too as it’s a classic design – the diesel shares its engine with the Golf. The Talbot is a bit physically larger it’s true, but not much – and feels a more modern vehicle to drive. Both types rust an awful lot everywhere though (as does the T4 actually) so beware of this in a potential purchase.

    Hope this helps

    #149617

    Bluebird
    Participant

    Diesel
    Hello there

    I’m afraid that I can’t comment on the suitability of the top bunks for children as I’ve never had any of either (!) – but I would definitely recommend a diesel version of these vehicles. They are always more reliable and economical – especially on short runs.

    I’ve had both of the petrol types and the diesel version of the T25 and the latter was a far superior vehicle I always found. Spares are easily obtained for the VW too as it’s a classic design – the diesel shares its engine with the Golf. The Talbot is a bit physically larger it’s true, but not much – and feels a more modern vehicle to drive. Both types rust an awful lot everywhere though (as does the T4 actually) so beware of this in a potential purchase.

    Hope this helps

    #149619

    Bluebird
    Participant

    Diesel
    Hello there

    I’m afraid that I can’t comment on the suitability of the top bunks for children as I’ve never had any of either (!) – but I would definitely recommend a diesel version of these vehicles. They are always more reliable and economical – especially on short runs.

    I’ve had both of the petrol types and the diesel version of the T25 and the latter was a far superior vehicle I always found. Spares are easily obtained for the VW too as it’s a classic design – the diesel shares its engine with the Golf. The Talbot is a bit physically larger it’s true, but not much – and feels a more modern vehicle to drive. Both types rust an awful lot everywhere though (as does the T4 actually) so beware of this in a potential purchase.

    Hope this helps

    #149623

    Bluebird
    Participant

    Diesel
    Hello there

    I’m afraid that I can’t comment on the suitability of the top bunks for children as I’ve never had any of either (!) – but I would definitely recommend a diesel version of these vehicles. They are always more reliable and economical – especially on short runs.

    I’ve had both of the petrol types and the diesel version of the T25 and the latter was a far superior vehicle I always found. Spares are easily obtained for the VW too as it’s a classic design – the diesel shares its engine with the Golf. The Talbot is a bit physically larger it’s true, but not much – and feels a more modern vehicle to drive. Both types rust an awful lot everywhere though (as does the T4 actually) so beware of this in a potential purchase.

    Hope this helps

    #149624

    Bluebird
    Participant

    Diesel
    Hello there

    I’m afraid that I can’t comment on the suitability of the top bunks for children as I’ve never had any of either (!) – but I would definitely recommend a diesel version of these vehicles. They are always more reliable and economical – especially on short runs.

    I’ve had both of the petrol types and the diesel version of the T25 and the latter was a far superior vehicle I always found. Spares are easily obtained for the VW too as it’s a classic design – the diesel shares its engine with the Golf. The Talbot is a bit physically larger it’s true, but not much – and feels a more modern vehicle to drive. Both types rust an awful lot everywhere though (as does the T4 actually) so beware of this in a potential purchase.

    Hope this helps

    #149628

    Bluebird
    Participant

    Diesel
    Hello there

    I’m afraid that I can’t comment on the suitability of the top bunks for children as I’ve never had any of either (!) – but I would definitely recommend a diesel version of these vehicles. They are always more reliable and economical – especially on short runs.

    I’ve had both of the petrol types and the diesel version of the T25 and the latter was a far superior vehicle I always found. Spares are easily obtained for the VW too as it’s a classic design – the diesel shares its engine with the Golf. The Talbot is a bit physically larger it’s true, but not much – and feels a more modern vehicle to drive. Both types rust an awful lot everywhere though (as does the T4 actually) so beware of this in a potential purchase.

    Hope this helps

    #149629

    Bluebird
    Participant

    Diesel
    Hello there

    I’m afraid that I can’t comment on the suitability of the top bunks for children as I’ve never had any of either (!) – but I would definitely recommend a diesel version of these vehicles. They are always more reliable and economical – especially on short runs.

    I’ve had both of the petrol types and the diesel version of the T25 and the latter was a far superior vehicle I always found. Spares are easily obtained for the VW too as it’s a classic design – the diesel shares its engine with the Golf. The Talbot is a bit physically larger it’s true, but not much – and feels a more modern vehicle to drive. Both types rust an awful lot everywhere though (as does the T4 actually) so beware of this in a potential purchase.

    Hope this helps

    #149632

    Bluebird
    Participant

    Diesel
    Hello there

    I’m afraid that I can’t comment on the suitability of the top bunks for children as I’ve never had any of either (!) – but I would definitely recommend a diesel version of these vehicles. They are always more reliable and economical – especially on short runs.

    I’ve had both of the petrol types and the diesel version of the T25 and the latter was a far superior vehicle I always found. Spares are easily obtained for the VW too as it’s a classic design – the diesel shares its engine with the Golf. The Talbot is a bit physically larger it’s true, but not much – and feels a more modern vehicle to drive. Both types rust an awful lot everywhere though (as does the T4 actually) so beware of this in a potential purchase.

    Hope this helps

    #149638

    Bluebird
    Participant

    Diesel
    Hello there

    I’m afraid that I can’t comment on the suitability of the top bunks for children as I’ve never had any of either (!) – but I would definitely recommend a diesel version of these vehicles. They are always more reliable and economical – especially on short runs.

    I’ve had both of the petrol types and the diesel version of the T25 and the latter was a far superior vehicle I always found. Spares are easily obtained for the VW too as it’s a classic design – the diesel shares its engine with the Golf. The Talbot is a bit physically larger it’s true, but not much – and feels a more modern vehicle to drive. Both types rust an awful lot everywhere though (as does the T4 actually) so beware of this in a potential purchase.

    Hope this helps

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