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I am purchasing a Townace/Liteace.Could someone tell me what is the difference the two?Also reading the notice it looks like most seem to have problems these vehicles which are not difficult to repair but also if you can find someone to do the repairs at spec you get with these is excellent compared to other but not much good if your to get alot of problems.What sort of could I hope for out of one of these — (#973) steve 2 Sep 01

Depending on the year, townace and could be identical.

These can go on for high milages, all it takes is a tlc. Remember that talking about a ten year old with no service history.

But, if you’re mechanically they are both enjoyable to run and and cost-effective also.

For example, is 1991, has 105K miles, and a cylinder head problem by a recurrent coolant leak, has totally reliable. I use it for my business.2.5 driving, average of 28mpg, no since the head was sorted. (#974) David Miller, 2 Sep 01

— very similar to me. Following common threads on BoK it seems that the Head surely must be the most fault — but perhaps i say?) the most rewarding to fix -in once sorted gives a vehicle. (except for the starter eh Dave?) — (#976) Adams, 2 Sep 01


I am a relatively new and, probably like I looked at all types before a to buy was made. All of the Espace’s, Serena’s, etc which I looked at had twice the were (at least) twice the and had half the specification. I am very even though my vehicle is now off the so that I can attend to the mandatory job. The cooling system, and the 10 old head gaskets, seem to be the heel of these vehicles with the low purchase price, and specification, it does allow for expenditure in bringing these vehicles up to scratch.

Spares are not a problem. What is a is the motor trade’s attitude to but, this is changing. I say, go for it and, if buying a dealer, get some sort of I bought privately and saved 1000GBP. Some of the dealers tell you about the high of spares but, this is of many vehicles and, sites will tell you of the horror stories with the MPV’s — (#977) Davis, 3 Sep 01

Go on then, I’ll throw in my two For an MPV there is probably nothing to in terms of space, build and spec. despite being ten years old. If looking to buy a time import, you are likely to get a with no rust and very low The Japanese don’t salt roads in winter and being a island, they don’t get to go The head gasket affair to be a rite of passage for these but once sorted, being a if serviced regularly should surpass 250k miles. are becoming more easy to as they become more Even the dealers are having to their existence as demand For the money, I think there is to touch them. But if you have like Ј10k or more to then you might want to at something more modern and

Ian — (#979) Ian Dunse, 3 Sep 01

I was for quite some time to go for the Townace or the Liteace. Although the and the underbody are about the same, is a slight difference in size:

4.30m x 1.70m


4 m x

Townaces usually have specs, like CD players, curtains, 4WD etc. I decided for the simply because of the size. a couple of cm do not make too much of a but I am happy with my vehicle.

No with headgaskets, cooling at all. It is a 1991 (H Reg) and had 111 Tkm on the I have done 15000 last October.

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Just tuning was needed to reduce the

Holger — (#982) Laux, 3 Sep 01

i agree

had my townace for 1.5 years without a

no water problems, not really

upto about 178000 at the moment — (#984) 3 Sep 01

As David says, some are same as Townaces. The smaller have less boot and a fold-down third seat in the instead of the full three.

advice on reliability is to be choosy and a few test drives — the salesman you know about the problems and insist on taking it for a long, mixed drive, up town idling, dual thrashing etc. If you see any oil warning or the radiator symbol light coolant) or if temp guage over halfway, just away!

This will give you a good idea on the performance suits you — a one will be quite nippy in but they don’t really a chance against more MPVs on fast motorways.

Judge the indicated mileage against the state of the car — if the trim, screen print on etc look very worn on a car, it may have been

Hope this helps (#1079) Steve Ford 13 Sep 01

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