Went to work in it today for the first time – the comfort is amazing – see below my story thus far:
I admit I had never heard of one and I hadn't recalled ever seeing one but, once I had seen an example (there is another in the same colour close to me in Clacton), I was very curious!!
I switched jobs and took a much larger salary instead of the company car. I live 55 miles from work so, I was looking for something in a diesel at around the £1000 mark.
I saw one on e-bay – which was a non-runner – it needed a new turbo. Anyway, after pricing up a new turbo, gaskets etc and contacted my friendly mechanic, I realised I would have to spend a £1000 or so on it to get it going again. I put in a silly bid for the car of £1000 and WON IT!! So, for 2 grand I have this amazing, strange looking limo!!
I borrowed a car trailer and picked it up from Manchester on the 9th January. The turbo has been replaced this past week – my mechanic hated it (Never again!!).
Anyway, it's running and I've driven it and it drives like a beauty – hates going around corners but, for my A road driving it's perfect.
I'm "hoping" to get around 40 mpg in it but, we will see.
Only slight "snag" is that I notice it's losing engine coolant somewhere – will need to investigate in daylight to see where. Hoping it's not a head gasket although – this is unlikely- the car isn't boiling over.
And I've saved the best until last – you could hold a dance in this car! The family already love the comfort especially in the back – the 2 fromt seats are like Chesterfield sofas.
That was my main critieria – comfort and it fits the bill!