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#1 2019-01-12 23:43:02

Lovebus
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Registered: 2019-01-12
Posts: 1

Hi From a Newbie!

Hi all im Paul, im the proud owner of a 2007 (Very late Mk1 Facelift) 1.9D Citroen Dispatch Chairman Wheelchair van.Ive owned it nearly two years when it had only 19k on it now Just about to click over to 40k and its not missed a beat!

With such low mileage the DW8B is a sweet as a proverbial nut, before this ive owned dozens of PSA cars including two 806's and Two Synergies but this is my first van. The only two slightly disapointing issues are due to the conversion adding weight is I can only just hit 70mph and avg MPG is about 30!

Look forward to chating to all you peeps!


2007 1.9D Citroen Dispatch Chairman

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#2 2019-01-13 00:56:05

Casper
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From: East Lothian
Registered: 2015-12-20
Posts: 1,207

Re: Hi From a Newbie!

Ha, 70 is enough. I hit 90 on a big hill on the A1 and TBH i was shitting it  big_smile  I did get 35 on a trip down the black Forrest Germany but going up hill was very disappointing. I had to pull over to let a line of cars and a petrol tanker past, However i did love the van.

Oh welcome BTW

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#3 2019-01-15 13:19:08

OAT
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From: Borders/Dales
Registered: 2017-01-03
Posts: 231

Re: Hi From a Newbie!

My ancient TD still does 85+ easily and smoothly.  The consumption really goes up though.  Keep it under 65 and it's far better.

Hello and welcome Lovebus.  smile  What are your plans with the van?  (But with that name, perhaps I shouldn't ask!)  wink

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#4 2019-01-15 21:07:54

kenbw2
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From: Bradford/Preston/Anywhere
Registered: 2017-11-26
Posts: 236

Re: Hi From a Newbie!

Lovebus wrote:

Hi all im Paul, im the proud owner of a 2007 (Very late Mk1 Facelift) 1.9D Citroen Dispatch Chairman Wheelchair van.Ive owned it nearly two years when it had only 19k on it now Just about to click over to 40k and its not missed a beat!

With such low mileage the DW8B is a sweet as a proverbial nut, before this ive owned dozens of PSA cars including two 806's and Two Synergies but this is my first van. The only two slightly disapointing issues are due to the conversion adding weight is I can only just hit 70mph and avg MPG is about 30!

Look forward to chating to all you peeps!

You got 70MPH? Strong tailwind then smile You should be getting better than 30MPG though. I have the older DW8 (non-B) and get 37MPG on a decent long run, got as high as 45MPG once.

How do you find it compared with the 806/Synergies? I've had both of those, I miss the Synergie's sunrooves, fancy furnishings, 6(!) electric windows etc. One of the folding mirrors even worked!

Now I have erm, a big analogue clock in place of the rev meter, wooo!

OAT wrote:

My ancient TD still does 85+ easily and smoothly.  The consumption really goes up though.  Keep it under 65 and it's far better.


You have the XUD9 Turbo?! Oh my god I'm so jealous mad

Last edited by kenbw2 (2019-01-15 21:09:01)


1999 Citroen Dispatch 1.9D DW8 Camper Conversion
1996 Peugeot 806 1.9TD XUD9 Spare vehicle
1998 Citroen Synergie 1.9TD XUD9 Snapped timing belt

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