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:) hi to all i have just started my own business and have a old renault kangoo on transco van and finding it a bit small.

just wanted to no what people were driving and what advantages you have with your motor.

cheers mike:)
 
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KNIPEX

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a nice new shape transit mate, plenty of room, nice comfy driving postion, like a car really just a bit bigger :)
 
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michufc

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i heard the vauxhall vivaro is quite good but its all about budget i suppose
i feel that using a car for a work tool just is not a good look
 
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Sparky_Ben

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I dont actually drive but the new transits look very smart would give a good image to your company making you look professional
 
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bahco

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ive got a vauxhall combi van through work, great little van but my boss has stopped me doing jobs at weekend init so ive just bought a little corsa van for weekends

does the job

when i go on my own next year i fancy leasing the new citroen berlingo van very nice van!

£150 a month bargin
 
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Sparky_Ben

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thats a very good price I have just looked at the transit for a contract hire for 36month it is 250 a month thats with ford so I would image you would be able to get a better deal through say a family run company.
 
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michufc

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ive got a vauxhall combi van through work, great little van but my boss has stopped me doing jobs at weekend init so ive just bought a little corsa van for weekends

does the job

when i go on my own next year i fancy leasing the new citroen berlingo van very nice van!

£150 a month bargin
i used to work for citroen a few years ago as a mechanic and the new shape dispatch was the one to have didnt really go wrong:D
 
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WarrenG

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Ford Connect with side door great tool. :)
 
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hyperliteliam

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Ford Connect with side door great tool. :)
I'll second that. Great van. Got a 90 LX and love it. Motors along nicely aswell....
 
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Bunter

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I used to drive a Vivaro, really good, loads of room , comfy, quick, 6 gears, and it was good on fuel, I could squeeze 40mpg out of it, that's only 5mpg less than the Vauxhall Combo that the company used to own, and about 15mpg better than the Merc 115 vito!
But be warned that early versions had trouble with gearboxes (inc, Traffic and the Nissen version)
 
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MRES

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VW Caddy 04 onwards. Fantasic MPG, comfy, reliable real work horse.
 
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MRES

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My Van. Sign writing has been changed since and it now has a roof rack complete with tube and A Frame ladders !
 

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Sparky_Ben

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I like that sign writing looks very professional, where are you based? Would you be looking for a hard working apprentice worth a try?
 
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MRES

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I like that sign writing looks very professional, where are you based? Would you be looking for a hard working apprentice worth a try?
I am based in Barnsley, South Yorkshire. No room at the moment for another apprentice unfortunately. Then again if he is late agian tomorrow . . . . . .

Oh thanks for the comment
 
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I like the Hyundai 4x4 a real bargain compared to the 'named stuff' Absolutely reliable tons of room and cheap comparitavily with others. Plus unlike a van you can use for family stuff....though I still need my Alfa for fun stuff!

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Its bigger than the small van stuff (with seats folded)
Truth be, I would like a tranny or similar, but parking where I live would be a problem. Then again, why do I need a big van? All big stuff is deliverered on site from the supplier. Very very occaisionally I've had to hire a van but not an issue for me right now. I guess for some of the bigger players it might be
 
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:) hi to all i have just started my own business and have a old renault kangoo on transco van and finding it a bit small.

just wanted to no what people were driving and what advantages you have with your motor.

cheers mike:)
ive got a citroen despatch on contract mate at £191 a month.size wise its between a combi and a transit.I think its a great van,also with the deal i got tracker,free sat nav and bluetooth.!shop around mate you should really be able to barter in this current financial climate
 
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Hi, I bought an ex Gas board Transit Connect 9 months ago and am really impressed. It came all racked out, lit up in the back and has power points etc. It now has transformed 230V in the back aswell, run from one of the excisting power points. Most of them are low milage and come with full service history so should have no problems with reliabilty. The front end is just like a car, air con, electric windows etc. Not too big and not too small - returns about 50 to the gallon aswell. Would strongly recommend one.
 
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bahco

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i really like those transit connect vans, father in laws got one tdi model really nice drive..... its out of my budget at the moment though worse luck
 
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sparkz

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Bought a Mitsubishi Warrior 2004 reg about year ago.....biggest mistake ever!:(
 

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