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Message posted by slapheadgeoff on 04/3/2013 at 6:42pm
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Hi, does anyone have one of these ? I would be interested in your views please, reliability, towing ability, mpg , what is it like to live with and is it nice to drive etc. I have a Bailey Pageant with mtplm of 1350 kg to tow.

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Message posted by Stressed Al on 04/3/2013 at 7:25pm
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Hi Geoff,

I have a Terracan 2.9 Diesel but it's not a V6.

As far as I know the V6 was a 3.5 litre petrol only model and I believe it was not that common in the UK! (I could be wrong!)

Anyway I have had my Terracan from new and I have it nearly 7 years now and have just over 100k on the clock.

It is great for towing and it makes ease of my Pegasus Milan which is a similar weight to your van.

I have had it serviced regularly and the only major work has been a new clutch and flywheel within the past few months. Also new discs on the rear!

Not sure what the fuel consumption towing is but I would say it is not great! Not towing you can just about achieve 30mpg being very careful!

Overall I'm very pleased with it and hope it will keep going without any major problems for the next few years at least.

If there is anything specific you want to know I will try my best to give my opinion.

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Hi I also have a Terracan 2.9 crdi that we have had a few Weeks, we normally tow with BMW 7 series, but wanted the option of a 4x4, not towed yet....Easter will tow, but absolutely love driving it, really easy to drive, fuel consumption is good am very pleased and do not foresee any problems with it, and it isn't common so easy to find in the car park amongst the other 4x4's , the people we bought it from used it as a tow car as well

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i had the terracan for 5 years and towed an 1800kg knaus caravan with it no problem and the mpg was great i would have an other one tomorrow if they still made them.and it is not a v6 by the way.

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we tow a Compasss Rallye 640 ( miro 1610 kg ) and the Terracan plays with it. Approx 22 mpg towing , 27 - 30 otherwise. No major problems mechanically, 07 plate with 38000 on the clock, like a lot of owners I don't want to part with it even tho its out of warranty, nothing in its price range came close to its towing capabilities when we bought it pre registered ( 6 months old ). The garage mechanic told me they are very popular with welsh farmers ( along with sheep and oversized wellies ) as they can pull thro muddy fields like no other.I can confirm that but not towing the van, it was good on snow & ice in The Lake District when towing. BE AWARE IT IS NOT A TRUE 4WD IN THAT IT HAS NO DIFF LOCK ON THE FRONT AXLE & THEREFORE MUST NOT BE DRIVEN IN 4WD UNLESS THE WHEELS ARE SLIPPING AS DAMAGE WILL OCCUR TO DRIVE SHAFTS

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Greetings,

A mate had one of these and regularly towed to Spain and back without any probs.
One thing I remember when I asked re fuel economy. He said "I get 28 to the gallon. I get that, TOWING OR NOT!!!"

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Message posted by slapheadgeoff on 05/3/2013 at 9:45am
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Thank you all for replying, ok, so it's not a V6.......... eyes and brain not in sync , I read 16v as v6 , happens in old geezers !!

I think I'll have a closer look at the Terracan now as you all seem well pleased with it, I'm towing with a C-max 2lt turbo diesel at the moment and it is a great tow car, but I just fancy something which would be larger without spending loads of money, and the Terracan seems to fit the bill.

Stressed Al, thanks for the offer of info, might get back to you if I buy one.

cheers

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Message posted by kettleja on 27/4/2013 at 7:15pm
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Hi Geoff,,

I have a Terracan 55 plate, I tow a Bailey Twin Axle senator louisana and I do not know that I have it on the back, it does 24/26M.P.G Towing and 30/36 normal.

But I have had lots of trouble with it perhaps we have had bad luck. new gear box when new.

new dual mass flywheel at 51000 miles + clutch 1400.

New disc's and pads all round and I am not heavy on the brakes the disc's actually rusted out. it does not burn any oil between servicing, comfortable & quiet, plenty of room for 3 adults in the back.


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I have a 2007 "Limited" 2.9 diesel pulls like a tractor
(and sounds a bit like one) BUT a good reliable 4x4 can get 30mpg if driven sensibly (towing) My only gripe with these trucks is the sloppy steering (non R & P) But apart from that..no complaints

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Hi Geoff,
I still have my Terracan 55 plate from new 87500 miles no more trouble since I has new English disc and FERADO Pads at 59000, still going well, never burns oil although it blew smoke out in the morning when I first started it up, now I put a shot of Redex before I fill up problem solved, I think the injectors get blocked up when doing local mileage, but when I do longer distance all is ok, I have been told the engine is a 2.9 turbo charged diesel 4cyl from a Merc Sprinter Van, still goes very well, and very quiet. and they are now made in China but do not import into the UK, which is a shame

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O3 Terracan,2.9 crdi merc' engine,126k miles pulls my Adria great,comfortable,roomy,big boot space,reliable,did have an injector leak back,when first purchased but resolved not too expensively,good mpg when towing if driven sensibly.
Wish I had bought an automatic as it does struggle if you are in the wrong gear(don't they all)the only thing I miss is the cruise control I had on my last car.

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Same engine as the Sedona(which is what I use)

(it isn't a Merc engine sorry , sourced from Mazda)

It will tow most things it has the power and the tourqe,not that refined not the most ecoomical some issues with injectors/ fuel pumps and some with the cooler when towing ( older engines) but other than that great

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