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Old November 29th 03, 04:23 PM posted to uk.rec.motorcaravans
Nettie Netts
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Default Buying Talbot Autosleeper

We're thinking about buying a Talbot Autosleeper, mileage 51K, Petrol.

Has anyone any advice on buying one of these? Are there any common
faults? Anything we should be aware of with this model?

TIA

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Old November 29th 03, 05:05 PM posted to uk.rec.motorcaravans
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Default Buying Talbot Autosleeper

Autosleeper should be fine - how old is the van?

"Nettie Netts" wrote in message
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We're thinking about buying a Talbot Autosleeper, mileage 51K, Petrol.

Has anyone any advice on buying one of these? Are there any common
faults? Anything we should be aware of with this model?

TIA

Nettie Netts



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Old November 30th 03, 08:40 AM posted to uk.rec.motorcaravans
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Default Buying Talbot Autosleeper

I have hat mine 2 years and no problems
just service it when needed and you shoul be fine

Good luck


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Old November 30th 03, 11:19 AM posted to uk.rec.motorcaravans
Nettie Netts
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Default Buying Talbot Autosleeper

"SH" wrote in message m...

Autosleeper should be fine - how old is the van?


It's a J reg. Are there any problems with Autosleepers of this age?
What would be a reasonable price for one in good condition?

Nettie
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Old November 30th 03, 02:55 PM posted to uk.rec.motorcaravans
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Default Buying Talbot Autosleeper

There should be no problems with Autosleeper.
A Peugeot/Fiat that is pre Boxer shape (rounded) does not have the benefit
of a galvanised body. Therefore it is more likely to rust. Places to watch
are around the windscreen, scuttle & front wings.
Older Talbots / Fiats seem to rust her & repairs can be expensive.
That's not to say that the van you are looking at is not in good order.
Also check the front brake discs - if the van has been standing around a lot
there tends to be a build up of rust especially on the back of the disc (
the bit you can't see without crawling under the van) This was an problem on
my old "N" plate (Boxer Style) Fiat.

Steve

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Autosleeper should be fine - how old is the van?


It's a J reg. Are there any problems with Autosleepers of this age?
What would be a reasonable price for one in good condition?

Nettie



 


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