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what do you use? is a Defender/pickup cheaper then a Van?


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Hi all


I brought a small window cleaning round (1 day a week) using the pole feed system. It came with a van, but I know van insurance is very expensive last quote I did was £1500 (feels like a killer as I’m only paying 350 on the focus ST)


Anyway was thinking I need something that can hold a 500 litre tank (so half a ton), would it be cheaper to have a defender or a pickup truck? Or would the insurance be just as much as I am using it for business?


Was thinking a defender or pickup truck as I will be able to use my no claim bonus plus can still use as a normal car when tank is empty…




And ideas?

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A mate of mine who's a roofer swears by his defender, its on a G reg but he has spent a fair bit on it to drag it back from a right ol dog, defenders seem very expensive for their age


I reckon you'll probably find out that it will equal itself all out i.e. Price of insurance on a van versus buying a landy in decent working order or doing maintenance, i have a focus, fair enough its not an st its a 2 ltr tdci but whack a towbar on and get a trailer and off you pop, you could use the towbar after work to drag the fuel tank for your st on any journeys over 150 miles lol, i know 2 people with st's..........fast and very thirsty but the sound ........oh the sound they make lol

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