LDV Convoy Buying Guide

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In production from 1996 to 2005, the LDV Convoy remains a popular utility vehicle. Big, spacious, and solid, this panel van-style vehicle is a practical workhorse. Available in several engine sizes, weights, and formats, the LDV Convoy has a range of features that make it a popular choice. Knowing what to look for when buying an LDV Convoy, and understanding some of the key factors, allows you to decide whether the LDV Convoy is the right choice for you.


LDV Convoy Types

The most common LDV Convoy is the panel van or hi-loader model. LDV Convoy hi-loaders are large and spacious. The hi-loaders are available with load volume of up to 12.9 cubic metres, allowing ample space for a variety of items. For something still reasonably spacious, opt for an LDV Convoy box van or a city van edition. To carry up to 17 passengers, choose an LDV Convoy minibus. Choose between 2.8, 3.1, and 3.5 tonne models. LDV Convoy minibuses have 2.4-litre diesel engines, while the box vans offer a choice of a 2.4-litre diesel engine or a 2.5-litre diesel engine. The city van edition is also available in 2.4- and 2.5-litre diesel models, while the hi-loader is only available as a 2.4-litre engine model.


LDV Convoy Features

Despite the substantial size and weight of all the LDV Convoy models, they are comparatively economical to run. While speed should not be the primary reason to purchase one of these vehicles, they can reach 96 kilometres per hour. LDV Convoys require regular servicing, ideally once every six months, particularly if used regularly; however, their comparatively basic nature ensures they are reliable and parts are usually inexpensive and easy to find. The inclusion of safety mirrors as well as the standard wing mirrors and rear-view mirror increases driving safety and usability. The driver's seat is fully adjustable, allowing you to find the ideal driving position. The interiors are without frills but they usually have a radio and cassette player which you can upgrade to a CD player or MP3 player. Convoys feature large storage compartments in both front doors.


LDV Convoy Condition

Like all used vehicles, it is important that you check the condition of an LDV Convoy before purchasing. Where possible, check the logbook and service history to ensure the vehicle has a history of regular maintenance. One of the most common faults with the LDV Convoy models is the kingpins. A loose, bent, or misaligned kingpin has a marked negative impact on steering and driver control, giving the steering a dead, unresponsive, or excessively loose feel.

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