2008 Iveco Daily 3512 2.3

Summary:

Big bus, does the job

Faults:

Nutty electrics - windows are run by pixies that decide when they open and close, irrespective of my wishes.

Slightly soft feel to the van - things may go wrong as the miles mount - it doesn't feel like a hard core vehicle.

General Comments:

Lovely drive, eats the miles with any load, and it has been heavily loaded by us, no mechanical faults yet, I have never seen the engine and don't intend to - it's the dealers problem. Looks the business and does the job.

Will change after one year for an 09 model, so hope it stays going for the one year I intend to keep it.

We work 18 hour days almost every day, and we need a van that looks respectable and businesslike - this Iveco does, and it is an imposing presence. Quite good on fuel (av. 15l/100km) and bags of power, a big load area and immune to overloading.

Buy one, don't keep it too long and don't even think about the massive depreciation and whacko electric windows.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 13th August, 2008

6th Feb 2009, 18:10

Update after a year - still running perfectly, not a single fault whatsoever, despite getting dogs abuse and being filled to the brim with unleaded by a dope in a filling station.

It's superb to drive, very fast and supremely powerful, window pixies have left, work fine now. Massive service interval means great savings in running costs.

Downside is water leaks into the cargo area from poorly sealed doors, they are not a good fit into the body.

The van is big, and so is not easy on fuel, but it gets the work done.

This little financial hiccup the world is experiencing (to be called the "great depression of 2009-2016" by future generations) means that we will keep the van for a lot longer than expected, but I like it, so that's not a problem. As said, a good bus.