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I am looking at maybe buying a ex government Sprinter Transfer bus like this . As I have been offered a contract that is very tempting. They are aware of my upcoming surgery and being unable to commence till middle off October at the earliest. So we will see what I decide . The minimum seating I require is 10 so that rules out Valente and other smaller people movers. And out of the 12 seater buses only Sprinter has Climate control air. I don't know about recently released Commuter bus from Toyota but they are to long a wait at present.
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I am looking at maybe buying a ex government Sprinter Transfer bus like this . As I have been offered a contract that is very tempting. They are aware of my upcoming surgery and being unable to commence till middle off October at the earliest. So we will see what I decide . The minimum seating I require is 10 so that rules out Valente and other smaller people movers. And out of the 12 seater buses only Sprinter has Climate control air. I don't know about recently released Commuter bus from Toyota but they are to long a wait at present.
What happened to the job at MB Spares?
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Didn't work out finished 2 weeks ago Michel. I have surgery from accident booked for 14th of August the day before my 50th birthday so oh joy over that.
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Oh and never thought of that Ant I like the idea.
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Oh and never thought of that Ant I like the idea.
You could transport them from Parliament to their safe space, you'd make a motza!
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Being around me would hardly be conducive to being called a safe space. Just saying.
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That's exactly what I was thinking. Good luck with whatever you are going to undertake. Regards Styria
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It just wasn't working out is easiest way to say it. And with up coming surgery I decided it was time to leave. My health has been very up and down this year.
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My first thought, when I saw 'Sprint'
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Elan S4 Sprint !

You don't climb into an an S4.........you put it on !
I have driven an Elan S4; the car very quickly becomes an extension of yourself.
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Sorry SEL69L I have great difficulty even getting into a W107 SL so Elan is completely of limits.
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Never heard a bad word about the Sprinter buses or cab chassis Motec.
When I was with IVECO we used to import the Daily vans & cab chassis, which we sold many to Winnebago.
Winnebago loved the Sprinter product, so I did get a good insight into their reliability and any issues which were few and far between.
From what I understand they are made in Europe.
All the smaller stuff comes out of South America or South Africa, which I have hears in the past of reliability, and quality issues.

The most reliable and were the MB100ís out of Korea (Ssang Yong) a few years ago.
Not pretty, but good vans.
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Yes version I'm looking at has OM651 2.1 4 cylinder turbo diesel with 7 speed. It's 116 version with 120kw
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By all means buy a Sprint! 😉 I was drooling over one in the Ford showroom when they were first released! XR8 Sprint:
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