A word of warning

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Jamie Goodland

382
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Anyone looking to buy a new shape Kangoo/Citan (and probably the other varients too) with twin side doors, take it for a test drive first. My Caddy's in for repair after someone didn't look my way before pulling out of a T junction (nobody hurt thankfully). In the meantime I've been given a Citan. It's a bugger to reverse, with no sensors or camera, cause the shape of the side doors means you can't see the last 2' of the van in the mirrors. Where's the back of the van? Crunch. Oh, there it is. I'm trying not to reverse too much, but it's kinda hard not to with what we do. I looked like a right fool outside the ICC last week, trying to turn around with several other vehicles there as the car park was reserved for disabled visitors only.

coast to coast post

274

Wouldnt go any where near a kangoo ever again the cam belt snapped on the 1 I had (was an old 1 like) but still crap

Dennis

676

Thank you so much for this tip. I've been struggling to drive Kangoos for the last fifteen years and it's got even worse for the last two years with my new shape Kangoo. I'm sooooooo ashamed to admit I never knew this crafty idea on how to reverse - Ridiculous, I know, but I simply never realised that the answer was to reverse until "Crunch". Goes to show the value of joining forums, you never know what handy little hints you'll pick up along the way.

Bennetts Distribution

729

Anyone that needs parking sensors or cameras on a little van shouldnt be classed as a professional driver!

coast to coast post

274

Lol yes you need some bumps and scrapes on ya van

Jamie Goodland

382
Original Poster

Bennetts Distribution said:


Anyone that needs parking sensors or cameras on a little van shouldnt be classed as a professional driver!

Yes I agree, but you need some way to judge where the back end is the first time you drive a van you're not used to. The crunch comment was sarcasm. However I found reversing a Sprinter easier than this little thing cause at least you can see when you're close to what's behind you.

Jamie Goodland

382
Original Poster

coast to coast post said:


Lol yes you need some bumps and scrapes on ya van

I don't agree with this though! I don't like all the body coloured trim etc but I do like my van to be smart. Several times I had forklift drivers think my van was brand new and going very careful when loading a pallet. Ok it's by no means old on a 63 plate and 80k, but after a wash on a sunny day it looks immaculate.

Scott Reid

1029

Try adjusting your mirrors properly ;-)

Parcel i

12

I have a 15 plate kangoo and it drives like a dream (so far) Parking has never been an issue its easier then a car to be fair

Phax Sameday

2344

Wouldnt go any where near a kangoo ever again the cam belt snapped on the 1 I had (was an old 1 like) but still crap

LOL me too

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