2013 Iveco Daily 35S13 2.3 turbo diesel

Summary:

A great machine

Faults:

- Light bulbs (both exterior and interior) have been changed a million times; these circuit problems were supposed to have been fixed by the dealer when it was first sold to me, but they have persisted all along.

- Pieces of plastic trim on the exterior of the van have fallen a few times and I have fixed them with black tape.

- Factory CD player was broken when the vehicle was sold and was fixed by the dealer free of charge.

General Comments:

A great van all in all.

Very good performance, I find the handling very very good, since the suspension is quite firm and the steering is perfectly balanced, providing great feedback.

Engine has a tonne of power, despite being the small 2.3 with 126 HP.

Fuel economy is about 10% worse than comparable vans like a Ford Transit or a Peugeot Boxer or a Renault Master; you'll just have to live with that. However you need to do much less gear changes than in a Transit, so actually everything is much smoother, due to the amazing torque the engine produces.

It can cope with huge amounts of weight no other van can deal with this easily, it's unbelievable, the van just won't sink ever, no matter how hard you try, the ground clearance will stay the same. I actually find the van handles better with a few tonnes than empty!

Loading area on the back cargo doors is a bit high, but that is mostly due to the van being rear wheel drive.

Seats could certainly be more comfortable, but not bad. I don't know why they didn't put headrests in these.

I have the 6-seat combi, and a big, big setback is how incredibly hard those three rear seats are to remove - other vans way way easier. Plus they're extremely heavy and yet not that comfortable - hardly a good recipe.

However all in all, it's a great, dependable, quick, easy to live with, big van. I am very happy with it and recommend buying one.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 17th March, 2017