Subject: Re: Potential new Brazilian owner looking for guidance... Thu May 28, 2020 4:00 pm
Lots to read on here Suggest you use the Search function on the Home page. 3 searches for : owner Brazilian, or water will give you lists to look through and some answers to your questions Happy hunting osg
Cabin : Flight 011 Location : South Somerset, UK Posts : 5041 Join date : 2011-06-05
Subject: Re: Potential new Brazilian owner looking for guidance... Thu May 28, 2020 7:32 pm
Hi JB and welcome.
Lots of questions and lots of different answers possible, but lets start with your first one:
It would potentially replace our daily car. What are they like day to day? How do we all cope without mod cons such as aircon?
There are several owners who use or have used their kombi as a daily drive. Tallulah used to be used daily either by ourselves or when out on hire, but now enjoys a happy semi retirement on our campsite. The only 'extra' we opted for was power steering (EPAS) which makes it easier to manoeuvre at low speed and in tight spaces like car parks. It makes all the difference, and while we were accustomed to driving her without issue before this was added, we often had feedback from people hiring her saying that she was really hard work to steer - the truth is they just weren't used to driving any vehicle without EPAS.
As for other mod cons - if you want aircon, open the window. Other things can be added at will, much easier than adding something to a 'conventional' car.
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Cabin : Exec 003 Location : Hove, East Sussex Posts : 1089 Join date : 2010-04-11
Subject: Re: Potential new Brazilian owner looking for guidance... Thu Jun 04, 2020 12:43 pm
Hi, I sold my Brazibay recently after 11 years using it as our only vehicle. Ours was a watercooled van, so I can't speak for using an air cooled one daily, but ours was fabulous, used for work, shopping, school runs and holidays. In the eleven years we did 81,000 miles, the only mod I would recommend is power steering, we had Litesteer which was fabulous, especially living in town and needing to park in tight spots when working. Our son grew up in it and loved it, we have many happy memories of holidays and trips. I would probably suggest either hiring one or maybe if you are close enough pop,down to VW Kampers at Henfield in Sussex when they re open and have a look at thier vehicles, and pick thier brains, not much the team there don't know about Brazibays. Good luck.
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