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Old 29 January 2013, 07:30   #1
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Need a van - have 1000 - any ideas on which one?

I am down in Somerset and after a van to use for moving 4 dogs around and when not working moving our bikes and diving kit. Really need a Vito size van and have around 1000 to spend.


Any suggestions on what to look out for?


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I don't know whats out there and for how much but a VW T4 would be good if you can get a good one for 1k
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I suspect at 1k, you're going to be stuck with an ex parcel delivery Sprinter or a Mk 3 Transit. Avoid ex parcel vans if you can, or anything that has any cement residue in it. It'll be scrap pretty damn quick.

The other alternative if you can find a good one, is a Bedford/Vauxhall Midi. Sod of a thing to work on, and column change, but they go alright,not bad on fuel (ie, better than a tranny/Sprinter) if you don't boot them and they're Isuzu engines so go on and on. There's a surprising amount of room in them too.
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I don't know whats out there and for how much but a VW T4 would be good if you can get a good one for 1k
A T4 for a a grand would be the the biggest shagger in shagsville. Forget German, go French on that sort of budget. Renault Master or the Citroen/Peugeot variant.
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The biggest shagger in shagsville.
I think I went out with her
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A T4 for a a grand would be the the biggest shagger in shagsville. Forget German, go French on that sort of budget. Renault Master or the Citroen/Peugeot variant.
If you go for a Peugeot Boxer / Citroen Relay type van, check the gearbox out as they're a bit fragile.
I'd look for a transit.
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