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Hiya......just want to know how people get to work. What van / car you drive? How is it for space? or do you get the public transport?
 
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dandb

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I drive a Nissan Skyline GTR. I also race this too, going to York Raceway on the 13th of this month.

Its a killer on fuel, about £70 every 8 days or so.

:eek::D
 
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wayne

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I drive a Nissan Skyline GTR. I also race this too, going to York Raceway on the 13th of this month.

Its a killer on fuel, about £70 every 8 days or so.

:eek::D
and my other one is ......!
which ever heap of filthy(inside and out ) rusting ,dented,oil leaking slow as f**k works van i get given
 
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the sparky

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I drive a Nissan Skyline GTR. I also race this too, going to York Raceway on the 13th of this month.

Its a killer on fuel, about £70 every 8 days or so.

:eek::D

are you a gtr.co.uk member? my mate has a 650 hp r32 skyline he races
 
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greekislandlover

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Renault Trafic van. Company issue :) Great for space. Not too bad on fuel I guess.
 

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the new style astra van. Was good when I 1st got it, step up from a car (space wise) Now im looking at getting something bigger
 
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lukese

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i got a new shape astra had it just over a year, i like it cause its got all mod cons like bluetooth phone that displays the caller id on the dash and steering wheel controll, but as for actually getting anything in it, its preety much pointless, but i like that haha.

i mainly get the train to work as most of my work is in the city so parkign can be a bitch, and my company pick the bill up for the van and train so im winning both ways.
 
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Cirrus

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I have a Mitsubishi FTO (heavily modded) which I enter into shows, a Works Transit van and a VW Passat to tow the family around in.
 
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sparky_135

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I got a vauxhall movano, original a ex demo, so loads of extra's. Nice drive, loads of room can even get 3.2mtr triple ladder in the back.
 
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Good size but cheap french rubbish keeps breaking down.fuel lasts well though, mainly cos its always in the shop getting fixed!!!:mad:
 
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dandb

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New shape Citreon Dispatch
Good size but cheap french rubbish keeps breaking down.fuel lasts well though, mainly cos its always in the shop getting fixed!!!:mad:
HAHAHHA thats good :D
 
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Cirrus

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I did until I got my Tranny. Very nice indeed - would have another tomorrow instead of my ugly 'builders hairy assed' tranny.
 
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im currently using my boot in my mk2 mondeo! im off van shopping in a bit and have been thinking about vivaro or renault/nissan variant.

however im undecided ive heard a lot of bad things bout these vans, what with fuel pumps, injectors, gearbox, clutch probs to name a few!!

yeh transits do have that stigma but to be honest im thinking about getting a swb base one, any ideas anyone?

dont want anything too small like burlingo's etc, caddies are ace vans but also just a little too small! i hate having to stack stuff on top of other stuff when loading un loading!!

rich

just to add ive been comparing volume (load space) of a few vans: transit connect 2.8m, vw caddy 3.2m, merc vito 4.65m, transit swb 6.5m, vivaro 5.0m

yeah sad i know this is my list of vans i could get but dont know which too get!!, thinking of avoiding vivaro, so think its between caddy, vito and transit.

quite tricky tho cos its hard to work out how much room you really need! if you wanna transport endless ammounts of gear around for maintainance purpoeses as well as tonnes of cable i suppose it would be the vito or transit?

any of you peeps no if you can get a pair of steps in a caddy ok?

rich
 
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London Luke

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Landcruiser

Vans get robbed all the time in London
 
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mdes

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Renault Kangoo 1.5dci, ex british gas, fully racked out, towbar and roof rack fitted. 40-50 mpg.
no probs whatsoever.
would recommend, if you can handle a bit of a tight space. and don't mind strapping a few bits to the roof.
can't justify a bigger thirstier van at the moment and work on own so need all materials at hand.#
get most large items delivered as most wholsalers will at short notice.
so all good.
:D
 
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rumrunner

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off too buy a tranny connect lwb 2moro, yipee!!
Hi
Bloody good vans,Got offered one a few weeks ago for 200 quid all it neaded was a fan as the old one had a blade missing ,it shuddered a bit when idleing but went ok ,bit noisy though but old deisels are,it was ex telecom and there serviced regular ,but some builder had had it and as far as i know he got the brakes done,i was going to have it for the engine and swap it with an old petrol out of a pickup,but the pickup was newer and had different mountings.shame i think it was worth the money,its hard to get them at the right price ,most get shipped to india or africa,i think ive got an exahst someware that should fit a connect,but yorks maybee a bit far to drop it round ,they tend to rust bad and its handy to have a spare
good luck with it;)
 
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Cirrus

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Same tranny Rum? Connect only came into production about 5 yrs ago IIRC
 
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jimbo198966

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cheers bro. i partially built it...next on the list is a roof chop, about 6 inches (lowered), at the moment ive got about 5 nich head room :D
 
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rumrunner

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cheers bro. i partially built it...next on the list is a roof chop, about 6 inches (lowered), at the moment ive got about 5 nich head room :D
you must be shorter sitting down than me:D yeah it will be the doggys danglies chopped:)
what lump have you got in it ?
 
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tony.towa

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Drive a company escort van for work, good old workhorse with the acceleration of a sleeping hippo. Own vehicle is a Volvo estate, great for taking out the grandkids and rumour has it for the odd job at weekends, but I wouldn't know about that;)
 
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montybaber

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I have a 05 tranny and a fabia vrs, I drive the fabia to work normally (100 mile round trip) and the tranny for lugging stuff about and for my dogs.

The van is great I would recommend one to anyone, my brother and friends have had movanos etc but had problem after problem but my ugly tranny keeps going (touches anything wooden nearby)

got best of both worlds really came from an impreza show car and tbh the fabia goes ok (as does the tranny but it is a van lol)

I have fitted stainless cages i fabricated at work as well as fans and extract intake fans in the roof, i wired in a split charge leisure battery linked to a solar panel on the roof so I can leave the fans going all day long for my boys to keep them nice and cool :D (cant be too carefull) also made a control panel to control everything with switches for every fan and changeover switches to change roof mounts from blow to suck if one of them farts lol

my tranny



my old subaru (i miss her)



my old triumph (i miss her too)

 
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montybaber

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btw the vans fuel consumption is well into the 40's on a run with two big lumps in the back and cages end other gear :)
 
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Cirrus

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Well, my FTO is up for sale now (see pics above) and this is my new ride:)
 
ive got a 2007 transit lwb high roof and it spends more time with the dealer than it does with me.
its the latest transit that won van of the year 2007!!
gearbox packed up after 6 weeks and spent 3 weeks with dealer before they could get a new box. steering wheel is ****ed even after being adjusted 4 times by dealer and eats front tyres, remote keys packed up and needs a new turbo at the moment.
had transits for the last twenty years and they aint what they used to be now theyre made in turkey!!
 
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montybaber

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ive got a 2007 transit lwb high roof and it spends more time with the dealer than it does with me.
its the latest transit that won van of the year 2007!!
gearbox packed up after 6 weeks and spent 3 weeks with dealer before they could get a new box. steering wheel is ****ed even after being adjusted 4 times by dealer and eats front tyres, remote keys packed up and needs a new turbo at the moment.
had transits for the last twenty years and they aint what they used to be now theyre made in turkey!!
Im really suprised at that, mine feels and has proved to be solid as a rock! maybe I wont upgrade to the new model, prob a good thing saw a racey one the other day with st alloys and viper stripes :D
 
hi monty
every transit ive had before this one has been ultra reliable.
mate of mine runs 8 of the turkish transits for his company and has also had a nightmare with them.
1 had 2 new engines in the warranty period and hadnt even covered 100k!!!
he is in the process of replacing them with the new fiat ducato which seems a good van. only time will tell.
ford customer services is now run by a non ford company whose goal must be to save money at any cost.
i would advise any prospective purchaser to steer clear of the turkish built transits as their quality seems far inferior to transits of old.
 
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montybaber

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Thanks for the info will stick with mine I think :) you may not have realised but you probably have saved me masses of cash...ta
 
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Cirrus

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I have a 54 plate tranny and thoroughly despise it. Ugly interior, noisy, harsh and too much like a 'builders' van. Gimme me Caddy anyday!
 
no problem. looks like im stuck with mine for a while as it owes me an absolute fortune.:mad::mad::mad::mad:
still, ford wont be getting any more of my hard earned cash after this episode:p
best of luck with whatever you decide
 
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montybaber

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Im not really in the market (ploughed a lot into getting mine sorted as I like it) but I always hankered over the new model due to driving one once and it felt very nice.

But vans have to be reliable
 
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wayne

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you know ,the odd post i dont read proves to be enlightening
monty, nice van tell me about the dogs .
cirrus ,awesome
 
heres my van on one of the rare occasions it spends the weekend with me instead of on the operating tabel lol!!
its awaiting its next fix which is a new turbo. its now a year old. cant wait to see what the next year will bring:eek::eek:
 

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montybaber

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you know ,the odd post i dont read proves to be enlightening
monty, nice van tell me about the dogs .
cirrus ,awesome

Dont get me started! just spent a very frustrating day at Bournemouth championship dogshow...did not go well:mad:
 
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Geordie Spark

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A Toyota 1995 MR2 with a 3 litre V6 (currently off the road), a 1990 Toyota Celica 4 wheel steer convertible and a 2002 Mazda 626 GSI.
 

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This thread makes me cry!

5 years old and I still have the same van, don't get married! You can buy a new house for what it cost!
 
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Geordie Spark

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If it's too complicated..... yer too old!!!

You have to move with the times Geordie......... it's not 1961 anymore!... :hurray:
Yes pet .......

Thank you pet .......




BITCH !! :32:
 
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davethsparky

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Landrover defender 90 300tdi CSW

and a freelander 1 commercial as a van
 

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2004 Vauxhall Vectra hatchback.

Comfortable, quiet, decent enough on fuel (for a petrol engine) on a long run.

Downsides... Absolute nightmare to use for work... Can't wait to get my van... (Currently choosing, liking the idea of a Caddy Maxi (although pricey) but think a Connect LWB will be closer to my price range.
 

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i got a nissan vanette. big enough, noisy and slow, but it gets there and back with no issues, no stupid engine management to cost a fortune, only way to stop it is a crusher.
 

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I drive our Lass up the frigging wall... apparently i put having a few beers with the lads more important than a night in together with a movie... and her point is!!!
 
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Geordie Spark

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3 litre 24 valve quad cam V6 Toyota MR2 MK2.

Well I would if I could afford to have the engine rebuilt. :sad3:

Meanwhile ..... 1990 Toyota Celeica Cabriolet all wheel steering, and 2002 Mazda 626 GSI that was used as work vehicle.
 

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