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We have two types of problems here:
- corrosion or problems with suspension parts and brakes that can be replaced, and those do need replacing now.
- corrosion or problems with the body, which is not very severe as per the report.
If you intend to keep this van for a long time, I would not buy it. Because the body corrosion will get more severe overtime, and will cost a lot to fix. More than the value of the van.
The suspension arms and brake discs, are the problems that need immediate attention. And those can be replaced. So you will get rid of the problem. But the body structure corrosion in the rear, on both sides, is what worries me. This is not a problem at the moment, since the rigidity is not compromised. But it will become a problem in a couple of years.
I will check the reports, and try to get an estimation.
The brakes and control arms, should cost around £400, and two hours of labor. The fuel tank strap will cost 1 hour of labor and around £120 for the part.
The body work is not urgent, so if it had been reported from a few years, then it will last more than a couple of more years to need attention.
As it is right now (rigidity not reduced), it should cost around £400. It will only need sanding and then protection.
Now it's surface corrosion, this is based on the report, when the corrosion start getting deep in the metal, the rigidity will be reduced. At this point, the corroded part will need to be cut, and get new metal welded in place.
If the service history is good, and the vehicle was well maintained, and if all the other components (interior mainly) are in good condition, then yes, it would be a good deal.
Now it doesn't need welding, since it only has surface corrosion. This will need to be removed, and then the metal will need a protection coat.
I would always try to knock off the price.
Hopefully you get the best deal. Thank you for your trust. Cheers.
You're very welcome.