Caddy van

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  1. JohnBoy

    JohnBoy Well-Known Member

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    Big thing to watch out for on the fords is security, the newest ones are woeful easy to break into, but I believe relatively easily modified to be more secure
     
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  2. gone

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    Anyone driving a 150hp Caddy?
    If so how are you finding it.
     
  3. Mike

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    Lively I would think!
     
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    Are Ford offering 5 year warranty on the vans?
     
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    I was talking to a man who said he drove one a few times and said he found it to lively and dangerous. Said if you put the book in ya would nearky loose control of the back end if you were light
     
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  6. mixed fleet

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    Sorry now, I don't know that .
     
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    I remember when the TDI's came out after SDI's .I don't think that the brakes were near good enough .
    Also it's a Van meant to carry weight,
    The suspension sometimes isn't very forgiving .
     
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    Only looking for info on their uprated brakes to fit to my present Caddy, honestly my boy racer days are long behind me, unfortunately.
     
  9. Mike

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    If your present Caddy is good otherwise, my advice is to hold on to it as long as you can.
    we went from a 1.9 vw to a 1.6 and the old one was a better car in every way.
    The newer you go, the 'softer' they are IMO.
    I know a local lad that bought a new Amorack at the start of the year, it got a new gearbox a few weeks ago.
     
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    I have a 07 caddy , mk5 golf gti carriers plus 312mm disks are a bolt on upgrade . I have this set up on mine for a few years now .

    Edit I should have said this is for TDI s only
     
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  11. JohnBoy

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    dont need to be boy racing to want better brakes. my xtrail uses the same brakes as a base model 1.5 qashqai, not a lot of fun with 1-2t behind it.

    I have some soft pads in it now, dont last as long as a set of tyres, but you have brakes if you look for them in a hurry.
     
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    That was what I was trying to get at, not having a go in anyway, was just following up on your suggestion to upgrade the brakes.
    The 150hp caddy had muddied the waters.
     
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    Did they improve the brakes much?
    Are you happy with them?
     
  14. Liamo

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    Yes a big improvement over standard , I'm very happy with them . They do need 16" rim s for clearance . Most caddy's would be on 15 s
     
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    Anyhow my daily drive 00 Caddy (which I'm fond of) the past nearly 6 years is getting a bit shook and the "tinworm" are getting a good holt.
    Thought about new, but I might settle for a second hand merc :eek3::eek3:
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    Well shod , should manage the sticky gaps.
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    I'll miss the space for bringing a skittery calf to the vets
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    How many bags of calf nuts would fit in here ??
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    Grand car though. Should turn a few head's around the mart.
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    When is the hitch going on it :Thumbp2:
     
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    Its a pity to put it to such work.

    @Bog Man would be a natural behind the wheel of such an exclusive motor , and he could swap you his Peugeot van , and a large wedge of crispy fiftys
     
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    How come a UK plate on an Irish dealer name :scratchhead:
     
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    You beat Me to it Arthur, is it going East to West or West to East...:confused3:
     
  20. mixed fleet

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    Indeed, Jf I think your right, it's more of a tillage man's car.
    The figures I'm hearing would ease the burden and worry, of what to do with all that straw cash.
    It would suit our tillage Guru @CORK , I know he has a penchant for such luxury motors .
    There's some purr from it . It sounds like a cross between a 6920 and a Cummins .
    Petrol of course, so no borrowing sups from the farm tank ,only when your stuck like :Whistle2::whistle::Whistle2::whistle:
     
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    @mixed fleet I certainly do approve!

    Well wear!
     
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    image.jpg @mixed fleet.
    A towbar would ruin that car.
    A handy tractor is what you want.
     
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    Four or Five cows would put manners on it
     
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    Good advice, coming from the expert in Handy!!!! Tractors.
    :rolleyes2::rolleyes2::rolleyes2:
     

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