Astra van gone zonk!

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  1. Clearview Lee

    Clearview Lee Well-Known Member
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    Hi all...

    My little Astra Van has finally had it's day. Vauxhall have just given me the ultimatum - £1600 to fix the 11 year old 145,000 lady.

    My question is: What's the best small van to carry my 450L Tank in? The Astra I just kept from Trad days, and is a bit of a tight squeeze, although I do like the vans.

    Looking to buy something this or next week.

    Thanks in advance.
     
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  2. Eviestevie

    Eviestevie Grand Master
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    What's budget mate
     
  3. Clearview Lee

    Clearview Lee Well-Known Member
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  4. Keir999

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    I had an 08 Astravan with 250l tank system. I found it way too small, so I now have a Vauxhall vivaro with 650l tank and 2 man set up. Its great on fuel and I hardly notice any difference in running costs. Best to get summin bigger, that can accommodate a 2 man system and larger tank if you want the option in the future. If you ever wanted to expand your round, then your ready to go. I would never want anything smaller than a vivaro and they are just like driving a car nowadays, all the creature comforts are there. You wont regret it. I paid £9,600 for a 61 plate inc. VAT. 31,000 on the clock. Good luck !
     
  5. Clearview Lee

    Clearview Lee Well-Known Member
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    Cheers for the advice, Keir. I've been solo for 20years, so don't see a sudden change at any point to be honest. I dunno, I just have in my head that I don't want a big van that's all.

    Was just looking at the Peugeot Partner. Looks a bit bigger for the small van type.

    Gonna view some tomorrow, I think.
     
  6. lou

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    I got a 400 flat tank in my citroen berlingo. Still a lot of room. Good little van, she is.
    I call her berlinda & I think she likes it. Lol

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  7. Keir999

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    Okay Lee. So you know what you want. Are you only part time then ? I tend to do two days a week and one day is with a mate. Still two weeks behind though at least.
     
  8. Clearview Lee

    Clearview Lee Well-Known Member
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    Was just looking now Keir to be honest. I want The VW Caddy! Smart vans, man, but not practical for what we want it for really. Just looking at the Ford Transit-Connect right now, actually. Prob one of them or Partner for me.

    I'm part-time, yeah. Well, full-time, but can do it all in 2 weeks if u catch my drift.

    Cheers Lou, too!
     
  9. Keir999

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    I thought about getting a caddy maxi. They are slightly bigger than a standard caddy. But still too small for my needs and 2 man set up. Good luck anyway
     
  10. Clearview Lee

    Clearview Lee Well-Known Member
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    There's thought! - Maxi.

    Cheers!
     
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