Great van for the money
We own a 2015 short wheel base 5 speed manual v 80 van in our painting and decorating business . You read so many negative story’s about the v80 but with our experience we have never had any major problems with our v80 in the whole time we have owned our van . Just normal maintenance serviced very 10 thousand kms at a independent mechanic. The v80 is no any extra cost to run or maintain Or has no more problems then our 2018 ford transit custom we have in our business as well . I would highly recommend you consider a v80 . It’s budget motoring for your business. I am also not getting any money for writing this review. One happy v80 owner!!
Purchased in July 2018.
1600kms and broke down
Only done 1600 kms and broke down with no load in the back going up a hill. Has now been in the workshop for nearly a week and communication from the workshop has been average. Not sure where to turn to as the dealership I bought from aren't friendly
Purchased in August 2020 for $36,000.00.
The brake pads and disc rotor runs out every 40k's. Very disappointed with the vehicle. The service of this vehicle is too expensive. The service people write invoice us of the duties they dont perform.
Disappointed - Fleet of 5 LDV's
We have one LDV in each state. They are used to deliver products on a daily basis. They are regularly serviced but constantly break down to to mechanical issues. Very costly repairs.
Vans alright, Dishonest company won’t return $1500 deposit
I rated this Van bad mostly because the company are terrible and don’t honour their word.
Before details on the van itself I’d like to highlight many people in this company are dishonest and completely slack when it comes to communication.
I have to say Andrew from sales and Oriana from finance are very helpful, kind and swift to deal with.
Before buying the van I gave LDV 2 deposits. $500 and then $1000.
I was assured the deposits were completely refundable straight away if I didn’t go ahead.
Purchased in April 2020 for $35,000.00.
Good value good enough comfort and drive 272.000km 1.5 years
Small city using and long destination interstates jobs. Perth, Sydney, Darwin, Tasmania. No problem. Only one issue with my gearbox around 250.000km one of the top bearing bluw up so I need a change the full gearbox with second hand.
Purchased in August 2018 for $38,000.00.
The reviewer stated that an incentive was offered for this review
2012 built ldv v80 bought in 2014 274000 ks now
I use my van as a delivery van it is a 2/2012 build we first bought it in 2014 over the years we have had to have the parking brake adjusted and other then that just the normal maintenance right up to this year it hit 269000ks the alternator packed it self in new one cost $1500 and now the air conditioning has stoped working the manual is getting hard to put it in first gear and the doors are not alway staying open and close by them self when on hills you have to remember that it has 274000ks on the clock and I have done all the servicing my self and didn’t take it back to the dealer
Purchased in May 2014 for $30,000.00.
$30000 junk, hopeless customer service
The worst service and product ever and absolute joke. The vehicle slid down on angled driveway (not steep at all) with hand brake on and selecting correct gear.
Put the car in service for check and their investigation was pushing the car with 4 people. They claimed the vehicle is perfectly safe to drive.
A few days later the car slid down on driveway. Called them up and were told that now they would get 10 people to push it on their flat surface. There was no apologies at all but humiliating responses.
Now we are discussing the matters with our lawyer, as the sell junk to customer but no willingness to recover.
Purchased in May 2019 at Newspot adelaide for $33,000.00.
Any good reviews must be salesmen
The company I work for has started buying ldv vehicles and all of them are junk I was brought a LDV v80 bigger to replace my aging urvan and although grateful for a work vehicle just amazed at the poor quality of ldv. I won't list off all the issues most are highlighted in the above reviews in fact when the first service came around I received an email asking me to "write a list of all the problems so they can be fixed" which caught me by surprise as I had never talked to the ldv dealer or anyone else about the van? Surely any good review i...s from salesmen as the LDV range is just plain rough, cheap, and nasty I think it's wrong they are allowed to bring junk like these into our countries knowing how terrible they are. The guys at the service centre where horrible too just didn't care hardly a word spoken had no advice on how to fix or even adjust anything ie useless entertainment system. The vechile is just mass produced turd they have shined up and sold knowing the lustre will soon fade leaving hard working business holding shit. Save yaself the pain and don't bother with LDV. Only review I've ever and will ever write but people need to know about this junk.
Purchased in August 2019.
We purchased this LDV V80 from a Toyota dealership in Tasmania. We went there to buy a Toyota commuter for passenger shuttles. They had no availability of the Toyota badged product so the shiny slick salesman quickly recommended the V80. Well, don’t be fooled!
At first service there was an update to the automated manual transmission electronic control. The transmission was less than ordinary but after this ‘update’ it became really painful. Hill starts were particularly woeful as the clutch would take soooo long to engage. And they wouldn’t put...
Purchased in December 2015 at Launceston Toyota for $50,000.00.
Absolute junk. Gear shift issues
Gear issues, when gear rod is in neutral it goes to reverse... Quite dangerous. Transmission issues lights popups up occasionally. Servicing with LDV is dead costly and they said it would cost $7000 to fix the gear issues. While it is a manufacturer defects. Sliding doors doesn't lock properly.
Purchased in October 2018.
Has been a very reliable workhorse.
I purchased the first LDV V80 van sold in this country. It is a 2013 model and was only available as a manual at the time. It is fitted with a factory tow bar and that does not interfere with the reverse sensors. It has never missed a beat. Very reliable. Won't be getting rid of it any time soon.
Purchased in January 2014 for $28,800.00.
Junk, cheap and nasty not fit for commercial use
I bought 2 LDV mid roof vans just on a year ago Clutch gone on one just over 40000klm, sliding doors come off runners, had factory tow bars fitted but trigger reverse sensors
Door lock buttons fall off, A/C moves between face height and floor without touching it
Every couple weeks engine light comes on and gives code of glow plug faults
All doors don’t unlock with key have to push button on and off 3-4 times
Certainly not fit for commercial use
Cheap junk that won’t last the lease period
Purchased in May 2018.
LDV V80 Clutch Issue
We have 2 2018 LDV V80 used as courier vans, Van 1 48000km clutch is gone Van is off the road van 2 51000km clutch is on its way out! LDV warranty only covers clutch up to 20000km. Here’s the kicker no LDV V80 clutches in Australia to repair it for another 2 weeks (mid to late May 2019) for van 1 and mid June 2019 for van 2! Every day it’s off the road costs us money and LDV does not offer replacement van on the V80, so our small family owned business is stuffed!!!
Do your research, I suggest quality not low price, they are cheap but crap and...I haven’t mentioned all the other minor issues. Steer clear if you own a small business!!!!!!! Just a quick update 03/02/2020 so Van 2 has its clutch gone at 78,000km LDV actually had a clutch in stock but no surprise no flywheel in Australia again, Van spent 3 weeks in the dealership awaiting on parts, got it back finally 3 hours later I was waiting on LDV Assist to jump start me as the battery carked it and SUPRISE SUPRISE not one parts shop or auto electrician stock batteries to suit the V80 so another week off the road and $360 later I’m back on the road but now back to van 1, really loud knocking sound in engine on idle, cracks in drivers door hinges so much so that the door is now catching on the quarter panel. These are the worst vans on the market and every warranty repair is a massive fight, Do yourselves a favour DO NOT BUY AN LDV!!!!!
Purchased in March 2018.
We have a LDV V80 2016 only done 9000 km. When you are driving auto goes to natural. Lose all gears have to stop and turn off the engine and restart again.
Very dangerous when on freeway. Anyone now why
Purchased in December 2016.
Questions & Answers
2015 LDV v80 van wipers have stopped working where's the fuse location, thanks
Hi Andy ,
Thanks for your question . to answer your question on the right hand side down near where the lock is to unlock the doors there is a little shelf area, behind this area is where the interior fuses box area is . Also there is a fuse box in the engine bay area.
If you have a manual that came with your van it will have it mentioned in the manual .
Does anybody with a v80 AMT have issues with jolting sometimes when putting in reverse or drive when foot brake is released. Peter
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