Winter Is Coming New Van Or Not?

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  1. Last winter ( my first one ) I had a few problems which took my van of the road for three days and goes without saying that time of year cost me money.

    I have been looking at new vans and not sure what to do, I am debating two choices, spend few hundred and have my van striped down as it only as 67,000 miles on a 56 reg or buy a new one.

    When I bought it I paid about 2k and it was fully water proofed as it was used as a meat van, not sure how much this cost but am sure got a bargain, but it was stood for a year so prob should have expected a few probs. I have been looking at the new pug van which is 8495.00 plus VAT ( BLOODY RIP OF VAT ) considering if you buy a car six months old no VAT to pay.

    I am taking on contracts left right and center so cant not afford to be worrying about the van how ever I see window cleaners taking 1 - 2 K a week using vans a lo older.

    What to do........
  2. Tuffers

    Tuffers Hero

    Sep 10, 2012
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    Simples, spend a few hundred on your present van!
  3. What do you think the yearly wage would be to justify a new van\?
  4. OoO

    OoO Guest

    A van is a van.

    It's used to transport water.

    As long as it clean, dent/rust free and sign written who cares.
  5. Smurf

    Smurf Legend

    Mar 18, 2012
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    You forgot reliable too Damo :Image13:
  6. Oliver

    Oliver Well-Known Member

    Mar 29, 2013
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    Is it a berlingo?
    If your expanding that much would that van be big enough in couple of years?
    I like new vans & payments keeps your tax payments down, no mots & under warranty, if your earning enough I don't see why not
  7. boarcity

    boarcity Guest

    back in Jan i got offered a great deal on a new Berlingo crewvan , but i hesitated and thought no no im allrite with my oldie

    , i wish i had took it now as soon after my own van had a clutch go and the mechanic who fixed it then messed up other bits. i have finally got it all tickety boo again after weeks of grief , regret not buying that new van when it was on offer