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The Volkswagen Kombi 2005 comes in Van.
The Volkswagen Kombi 2005 is available in Premium Unleaded Petrol. Engine sizes and transmissions vary from the Van 2.5L 4 SP Automatic to the Van 2.5L 5SP Manual.
What are the best van options for wheelchair modifications?
From the sounds of things, you need a vehicle that can accommodate the wheelchair as an actual seat in the car rather than having the chair folded and stored for the journey. With that in mind, a van or people-mover is by far the best best bet and the news is good, because there are plenty of choices. For a while there, people were converting Ford Falcon station-wagons for this task, but since the Falcon is no longer made, vans have become the new default vehicle to convert. Which makes plenty of sense.
There are specialist firms around that will carry out whatever conversion you require and tailor-make the ramps, lock-down points and grab-rails you need to make it work for you. Switched on companies will sit down with you and discuss your precise requirements and engineer something bespoke if necessary.
At the moment, the list of car choices is pretty long and includes the new Hyundai Staria, VW Caddy, LDV G10, VW Caravelle, Renault Kangoo, Renault Trafic, Hyundai iLoad, Mercedes-Benz V-Class, Toyota HiAce and, in case you need something really big, even the Toyota Coaster. Some of these companies are also registered as NDIS suppliers.
But don’t rule out a second-hand vehicle, either. There are websites around listing used wheelchair-accessible cars for sale. Some will be ex-taxis, but others can be relatively low-kilometre cars that might just have the exact layout you were looking for.
My Volkswagen Polo TSi 1.4 is mixing water and oil which is then coming out through the exhaust
None of these symptoms are what you want to find. Any car mixing its coolant with its engine oil has some kind of internal failure (often a head gasket failure) and a car that is consuming oil at a fast rate is also probably suffering some kind of internal damage or wear. Have a mechanic perform a few basic tests on the engine (compression, leak-down and head-gasket) and proceed from there. But if it's as bad as it sounds, you could be looking for a new engine (or a new car).
These engines were known for being quite complex and perhaps not as durable as they should have been in some cases. They're also quite expensive to rebuild and may cost more to fix than the entire car is worth. At that point, you have some tough decisions to make.
Should my vehicle be vibrating on left and right turns?
It is true that sometimes a differential can contribute a small amount of vibration on tight turns as it goes about its business of allowing one axle to rotate faster than the other. But it probably shouldn't be noticeable in a modern product like yours, and it definitely shouldn't be getting worse. In fact, its worsening condition is a real alarm bell.
The best advice is to take the car to an independent workshop – your state motoring club would be a good start – and have the vehicle inspected. Use those findings as your basis on whether to push for repairs or accept that this behaviour is just part of the way the car works. Present the findings to your dealership and make sure they go on the car's record as this will be proof of a pre-existing condition if the vehicle gives the same trouble - or worse - after the warranty has expired.
* Price is based on Glass's Information Services third party pricing data for the lowest priced Volkswagen Kombi 2005 variant.The Price excludes costs such as stamp duty, other government charges and options.
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