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Old 05-11-2017, 02:50 PM
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For similar money to the fiat, you can pick up a Mercedes Citan. Personally I'd avoid the Peugeot partner unless you add extra locks. A toddler could break into one.
If you think theyíre bad, just never, ever, buy a transit.

A single sperm could break into one of them.
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Not a new venture, but my old man is retiring and I need a vehicle for the shop, I want to be able to offer delivery on new bikes and collections and deliveries on repairs and also have the possibility of doing a bit of on site servicing for fleet customers. I'll also get it sign written / wrapped so I can be a nice big moving advert for the shop.

Dont plan to drive into central London so the ulez shouldn't be an issue for me
Cant you cycle deliver the bikes?
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Old 05-11-2017, 02:57 PM
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I bought a Vauxhall crew van 2 years ago. 1.3 diesel turbo give more than adequate grunt, with fine fuel economy. Also has the benefit of seating 1 driver and 4 adult passengers. Good space in the back, and you can drop the 3 rear sets to give more room.
Big drawbacks are lack of visibility to the rear (no rear windows), lack of power steering, which gives it the tuning circle of a battleship, no air con.

But it fits in a car parking space (good for ferry trips) and it fits under most car height barriers in car parks. Got a roofrack for kayaks and it can tow my 22ft boat and trailer


For the drawbacks, it does a job and is reliable.
I've driven better. Renault and Ford stand out as excellent van producers

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Old 05-11-2017, 03:39 PM
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Thought about a crew van, but Id need a LWB transit to be able to stand bikes up whole in the back of it
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Thought about a crew van, but Id need a LWB transit to be able to stand bikes up whole in the back of it
The VW Transporters you wouldn't but are pricey. I looked at a few Vito as well
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Old 05-11-2017, 04:38 PM
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Price of transporters is insane!
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Interesting, where would I look for such a thing?
There are some on the site below. As mentioned before auctions are the best price but you don’t get any sort of guarantee. I found mine via autotrader but if you google “ex fleet vans for sale” you will find some sites.

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I am looking for a van for my leafletting business so needs to be Transit Connect/Berlingo size keep getting pulled towards leasing a new one or buying and old one. I think leasing makes more sense but I am worried about someone else deciding how many miles I do and deciding when and what I have to pay if there is a scratch. I also keep getting drawn towards a Crew Cab van but at the size I am looking at and baring in mind it will only be used to transport leaflets what is the advantage over this than an estate car ?
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I am looking for a van for my leafletting business so needs to be Transit Connect/Berlingo size keep getting pulled towards leasing a new one or buying and old one. I think leasing makes more sense but I am worried about someone else deciding how many miles I do and deciding when and what I have to pay if there is a scratch. I also keep getting drawn towards a Crew Cab van but at the size I am looking at and baring in mind it will only be used to transport leaflets what is the advantage over this than an estate car ?
Tbh you are probably better off with an estate or an MPV type car if itís just leaflets. Vans are a huge target for scumbags breaking into them looking for tools to nick. Itís seems to be really prevalent at the moment!
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Tbh you are probably better off with an estate or an MPV type car if itís just leaflets. Vans are a huge target for scumbags breaking into them looking for tools to nick. Itís seems to be really prevalent at the moment!
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