Bedford CF250 Review

1984 Bedford CF250 Facelift Autosleeper Campus 2.3 petrol from UK and Ireland

Model year1984
Year of manufacture1984
First year of ownership2008
Most recent year of ownership2011
Engine and transmission 2.3 petrol Manual
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.8 / 10
Distance when acquired46639 miles
Most recent distance51000 miles


Brilliant fun, simple to maintain, and a home from home!


- Starter motor needed replacing.

- Oil filter rusted through, although it probably should have been replaced years earlier!

- The radiator fins rusted through and sprung a leak. The problem is that you can't get spare ones very easily, although getting it re-cored was fairly inexpensive.

- Brake pipes corroded.

- Body work needs an eye kept on it.

To be honest, most of the problems are just down to age - it's a 27 year old vehicle that spends most of the year sat in a field.

General Comments:

Brilliant fun! One of my favourite things is setting off on a new adventure with our caravanette. We live in Margate, but we've toured Scotland in it 3 times, with a round trip each time of a couple of thousand miles, and it never missed a beat, as well as trips to Sussex and Norfolk.

It's very comfortable to drive, and you feel like the king of the road when you're sat so high up!

The only downside would be the fuel economy, as we're getting about 22 to the gallon if we take things very easy and there isn't a head on wind! An upgrade to LPG would be the next step.

Other than that, it's just trying not to accidentally select reverse instead of first if you haven't driven it for a while!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 16th May, 2011

Average review marks: 6.8 / 10, based on 1 review