Discuss Which VAN in the Electrical Forum area at ElectriciansForums.net

A

axel132132

Welcome to ElectriciansForums.net - The American Electrical Advice Forum
Head straight to the main forums to chat by click here:  American Electrical Advice Forum

Hi all,

Im currently looking at buying a van now that i have sold my car but not sure as to which one to get

I live in Huddersfield and my GF lives in Woking so i will be doing work at both areas (If i get a job in woking ill be down there, and if i get one in huddersfield ill be up here etc) so i will be doing alot of travelling - ATM i drive to woking every weekend and we split the cost of fuel so it will just be the same

I have seen the Astra VAN is good for MPG as well as convenience id prolly be looking at the newer shape model 08 plate or something £4500 but is there any other vans that are cheaper, bigger and are just as good on MPG i dont want to have to spend like 80 quid just to get down there (In my car atm i spend £40 but have eco car) so im guessing astra van would do it in about £50-60 depending on driving style.

Cheers
 
Bulk Workwear - Clothing Suppliers for the Whole Forum Network
This official sponsor may provide discounts for members
New shape Peugeot partner? Nice looking van, plenty of space. Don't know how reliable or economic they are though. Can anyone recommend it?
 

ruston

-
Mentor
Arms
Esteemed
New shape Peugeot partner? Nice looking van, plenty of space. Don't know how reliable or economic they are though. Can anyone recommend it?
p
Same as all the modern stuff ; to much electronic wizardry to go wrong and prone to back axles(mileage and abuse) , same as berlingo .Otherwise mint on fuel , engine pretty bulletproof
 

imago

-
Arms
Esteemed
is there any other vans that are cheaper, bigger and are just as good on MPG
Ahh, the commercial vehicle equivalent of eutopia. There are a couple of facts to consider when buying a van. Whatever you buy it won't be as reliable as 'everyone says' it is, it won't be big enough no matter what size you buy, it will use more fuel than you thought it would, the resale value will be lower than expected, the insurance higher than expected, and srevice/repair bills will be extortionate.

My advice, get one with the most comfortable seats and best audio equipment you can find. It will still cost you a bloody fortune, but you'll at least be comfortable while you are paying.
 

ruston

-
Mentor
Arms
Esteemed
.
Ahh, the commercial vehicle equivalent of eutopia. There are a couple of facts to consider when buying a van. Whatever you buy it won't be as reliable as 'everyone says' it is, it won't be big enough no matter what size you buy, it will use more fuel than you thought it would, the resale value will be lower than expected, the insurance higher than expected, and srevice/repair bills will be extortionate.

My advice, get one with the most comfortable seats and best audio equipment you can find. It will still cost you a bloody fortune, but you'll at least be comfortable while you are paying.
Lol sums it up , I borrowed a Renault LWB the other day loved it , would have no hesitation buying it , drives like a Rolls , yet heard them slagged .It only had 160000 miles on it on a 09 plate , never had a spanner on it in anger lol.
 
G

Guest55

  • Thread Starter Thread Starter
  • #6
deleted.
 
Last edited by a moderator:
G

Guest123

  • Thread Starter Thread Starter
  • #7
Got to be VW for me. On my 3rd now and wouldn't have anything else.
 
A

axel132132

  • Thread Starter Thread Starter
  • #8
The difference in price between the older Astra and newer Astra is about 2500 do you think its worth paying 2500 more for a new shape astra van just for the better looking shape, lights, dash, comfort? or do you think its best just to stick with the older shape and save the money?


As in ive seen a 03 astra van old shape for £2000
and
ive seen a 08 astra van new shape for £4500

Both roughly same mileage

Will they both be as reliable as each other ish
Cheers
 
A

axel132132

  • Thread Starter Thread Starter
  • #9
Bearing in mind the high mileage i will be doing
 
Behold !!! The biffmobile..........

View attachment 13676

View attachment 13677

View attachment 13679




Thats right men ,
gloss black race alloys , black cloth coupe sports seats , gloss black and chrome dash console , full red led dashlight conversion - the pimping is endless !! lol
I might not be able to carry anything heavier than earth sleeving but by god i get there quickly and in style. :-D

I should have known you were a "white van driver" Biff....
 
A

alarm man

  • Thread Starter Thread Starter
  • #12
ive got an astra van,dont like it,would prefer the combo or vivaro,the problem with the astra is if you have a van full of gear you have to empty half of it to get to the gear at the back,with the combo you just open the side door..
 
ive got an astra van,dont like it,would prefer the combo or vivaro,the problem with the astra is if you have a van full of gear you have to empty half of it to get to the gear at the back,with the combo you just open the side door..
Personally I would steer well clear of vivaro/traficc and the nissan equivalent, they have no end of problems, especially steer clear of ones around 80K they're just due a new box at £1000+ +fitting!
 
P

Plonker 3

  • Thread Starter Thread Starter
  • #15
Personally I would steer well clear of vivaro/traficc and the nissan equivalent, they have no end of problems, especially steer clear of ones around 80K they're just due a new box at £1000+ +fitting!
Only known problem is the gear selector cable does go eventually. had mine done recently on my Vivaro cost £250.00

The 6 speed box however has the problem with the gear box which eventually will go and cost alot of money.
 
A

alarm man

  • Thread Starter Thread Starter
  • #16
Personally I would steer well clear of vivaro/traficc and the nissan equivalent, they have no end of problems, especially steer clear of ones around 80K they're just due a new box at £1000+ +fitting!
not aware of the problems,mines a company one and long gone by 80k,i like the new combos tho a vivaro would suit me more,would really like a transit but we dont use ford,so a vivaro gets my vote
 
Only known problem is the gear selector cable does go eventually. had mine done recently on my Vivaro cost £250.00

The 6 speed box however has the problem with the gear box which eventually will go and cost alot of money.
I have helped a mate change his gearbox, your right though think it was a 6-speed. the plus side of these vans is that they really nice to drive, like a car IMO
 
P

Plonker 3

  • Thread Starter Thread Starter
  • #18
I have helped a mate change his gearbox, your right though think it was a 6-speed. the plus side of these vans is that they really nice to drive, like a car IMO
That is what my garage told me, also have 2 friends who are mechanics who said the same thing. I always look at what vehicles the recovery companies drive as they will only want to be seen driving reliable vehicles.
 

Strima

-
Arms
Esteemed
ive got an astra van,dont like it,would prefer the combo or vivaro,the problem with the astra is if you have a van full of gear you have to empty half of it to get to the gear at the back,with the combo you just open the side door..
Unless it's mine with no side door. Lost count the amount of times I've knelt on something sharp... :lol:
 

Strima

-
Arms
Esteemed
how can you kneel on ya tounge..:p
It's not sharp, just covered in dribble from where I stick it out when I'm concentrating... :lol:
 
S

Swicade

  • Thread Starter Thread Starter
  • #23
Run around in a Renault Trafic,nice and comfortable and enough room to throw all my gear in.

Bought it brand new and wouldn't buy a secondhand one due to the known gearbox problem.
 
G

Guest55

  • Thread Starter Thread Starter
  • #24
Meaning nothing mate. Was just tongue-in-cheek :)
Ah , no worries.
was expecting something slanderous lol.
 
P

Plonker 3

  • Thread Starter Thread Starter
  • #27
Whats up do you not want banning too ;) lol
 
A

axel132132

  • Thread Starter Thread Starter
  • #28
Umm so astra van good bad? Old better than new? Paying 2000 instead of 4500? :p back on track guys ;)
 
G

Guest55

  • Thread Starter Thread Starter
  • #29
Whats up do you not want banning too ;) lol
im already upto 2 "infractions" lol
if ... sorry , when i get banned it will be in a hail of foul language :-D
 
A

alarm man

  • Thread Starter Thread Starter
  • #30
Umm so astra van good bad? Old better than new? Paying 2000 instead of 4500? :p back on track guys ;)
you will be better off with a transit connect..bigger than an astra/combo cheap to run and service,more room.id go for the high roof one
 
Electrical2Go - Online Electrical Supplier
This official sponsor may provide discounts for members

Reply to Which VAN in the Electrical Forum area at ElectriciansForums.net

CK Tools :) The professionals choice when it comes to Electrical Tools
This official sponsor may provide discounts for members
Top Bottom