Worth getting a Ford Escort 55 van for £400?

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  1. slippy

    slippy Well-Known Member
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    Customer is a retired mechanic text me about a good van with roofrack. It's got a 12 month mot, new cam belt etc and in good condition. 55 plates so I guess 11 years old. Wants £400 but can bargain him down.

    I already have a car and won't sell it yet and ideally i wanted a van with 3 seats if on the rare occasions missus needs to ride with me and little one, but this just has 2.

    But be good to get first van. At moment using barrels in car and a trolley which is fine but with a van could put a tank in and a mower (both which won't fit in car). Is it worth checking the extra cost to insure it with car and road tax then decide whether to get it?

    Looks a bit like this one-

    Ford Escort van 55 1.8 diesel | United Kingdom | Gumtree
     
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  2. J H WindowCleaning

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    55 is just the model. The pic shows it a W reg so quite old


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  3. Taxlossloz

    Taxlossloz Grand Master
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    I would say that's the wrong shape for what you need
    You want sliding doors and three seats - dispatch , expert etc
    So answer is NO don't go for it just cos it's £400 may as well stick with car
     
  4. Duncs

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    hi tax how much water could he carry in that van
     
  5. Taxlossloz

    Taxlossloz Grand Master
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    Ayup duncs you mean escort or expert etc
     
  6. Eviestevie

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    The old escort van
    First,second,third van I had years ago bomb proof engine
    But very very slow and literally down to 2nd to get up a hill
    I actually think in few years these will become desirable and collect able so buy it
    Trust me
     
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    Taxlossloz Grand Master
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    Haha I am and don't usually drink
     
  9. Green Pro Clean Ltd

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    Put 300L in that and you're gonna struggle uphill. I know as I have done it.
     
  10. Markyboy 50

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    Escort. Still the best all rounder for tradding. Nice and low to get ladders on and off. Barn doors so u don't crack your head on a tailgate. Nothing fits the bill now. All to high. I would still buy an escort if they were still made.
     
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