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R. I. P. Van

Discussion in 'The Place To Meet And Say Hello' started by Simon85, May 19, 2017.

  1. Simon85

    Simon85 Active Member

    Wee dispatch bodywork rotting round it, have to send it to the scrap yard in the sky. Alls I need atm is having to feckin fork out for a new van. What do yous reckon would be decent van on a pretty small budget, say up to 2.5-3k pref 06 or fresher, that would be kicking about. Don't want to buy one that's gonna have me in the garage more than on the road. I'm thinking vivaro/traffic or transit. Preferably not older than 06. Cheers
     
  2. zolco

    zolco Private Member

    Put that 2.5-3k down as a deposit on a new van, you'll never regret it
     
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  3. zolco

    zolco Private Member

    Or get one on 0 deposit and hang onto the money for rainy days
     
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  4. Simon85

    Simon85 Active Member

    I'd love to mate, but until I have the balls to take on me own work, or that instead of working to someone, I don't want the monthly payments over me, especially as I prob need to change the car this year too, so will likely take hp on it. Our wages over here are maybe half of what yous lads work for. Lol
     
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  5. zolco

    zolco Private Member

    Fair enough mate
     
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  6. Danny

    Danny TPF OWNER

    Thats what I would do...
     
  7. Danny

    Danny TPF OWNER

    ah....

    I am a ford fan when it comes to vans but if you can find a VW transporter then I hear they are very good and hold their value
     
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  8. Simon85

    Simon85 Active Member

    I do like a transporter, drove one for a prev employer, just worrying at the state of one for that budget. If can get decent one for it I certainly would be tempted
     
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  9. Davy sned

    Davy sned Active Member

    I just got a trafic was going to get a Peugeot expert glad I didn't now just think if your getting a half shift on a Saturday that pays for your van or plaster one bedroom a month pay for your van and a car a month instead off forking out your hard earned cash in one go
     
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  10. hstoke

    hstoke Active Member

    Just done that last week n got 64 sprinter mwb just right size
     
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  11. theclemo

    theclemo Private Member

    We all can't afford new vans. We all can't paint a 3 bed house and do all the wood work in 3 days. Like u can.
     
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  12. theclemo

    theclemo Private Member

    If u ask me u would want to be doing big miles to justify getting a new van
     
  13. Lodan

    Lodan Private Member

    I got a traffic for 2.5k...it 91k and I'm up to 111k now without any major issues, a fee little bits that have took £100 to get sorted. Its 05 reg
     
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  14. theclemo

    theclemo Private Member

    How much is a van a month
     
  15. zolco

    zolco Private Member

    You know that spraying makes sense
     
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  16. puddove

    puddove Private Member


    depends on how long the month is :inocente::inocente:
     
  17. Lodan

    Lodan Private Member

    I'm part chopping mine in 3 months and they will only give me £600 if you can wait that long and happy to travel over you can have mine for the £600 the garage will give me
     
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  18. Marshy

    Marshy Private Member

    Notorious cambelt problems those transporters
     
  19. Cockney1

    Cockney1 Active Member

    Hi mate. Was there any particular reason why u didn't go for the expert?
     
  20. Davy sned

    Davy sned Active Member

    No cockney I was quite set on getting an expert but I got a good deal on the trafic and the only reason I was glad I got the trafic was much more room and sometimes I think I would've struggled if I had got the expert
     
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  21. Simon85

    Simon85 Active Member

    Me mate? Awk I'll hope to pick something up before then, but thanks for the offer mate, top man (y)
     
  22. Lodan

    Lodan Private Member

    Yes mate, I'll drop you pm before I do the part ex just in case....wouldn't have minded her having a good home as they may well break her for parts
     
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  23. theclemo

    theclemo Private Member

    Iv a 06 Vivaro f**k all on the clock. Just over 240 k
     
  24. Simon85

    Simon85 Active Member

    An o6 vivaro is sort of what I'm after mate, though 240k high nuff miles. My dispatch had about 215k on it, though engine is grand it's the cradle holding the engine, can't get second hand one cheap enough as all that age are f**k*d as well. Plus other stuff. Just not worth pumping 600into when I bought it for 750 18months ago. Plus the southern reg, vehicle tax would confuddle Me lol
     
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  25. Simon85

    Simon85 Active Member

    Probably will mate, hopefully im sorted by then, but defo a gent for the offer
     
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  26. theclemo

    theclemo Private Member

    Did u look on done deal
     
  27. Simon85

    Simon85 Active Member

    I've had a wee quick squizzy on it just, only took the decision on thurz to say f**k it to the citroen, so haven't had a decent look. Had look in gumtree just really. Did see a decent transit on done deal for 2.5k,but no mention of miles etc on that ad.
     
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  28. Natwasere

    Natwasere Active Member

    If no one wants it, I would possibly be interested even though you are the other side of the country. Wanted a traffic when I started up again last year but couldn't afford one, ended up with a ducato but she looking a bit doggy now the welding has started. 20170520_180544.jpg
     
  29. Lodan

    Lodan Private Member

    Hi mate you'd be welcome and 600 would be a steal as nothing really wrong with it apart from a few little knocks....that van was my home for a little while so hate the the thought of it being scrapped...had a new cambelt too when I bout it as know they can be dodgy on trafics
     
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  30. Lodan

    Lodan Private Member

    I'll pm you when I'm doing the swap will be start of august
     
  31. Natwasere

    Natwasere Active Member

    Is she a longy or shorty lol? I like your enthusiasm to live in the van ..... but you gotta do what you do :)
     
  32. Lodan

    Lodan Private Member

    Short mate, got decent racking too. 6 weeks in that van middle of January....it had iceicles on the inside. When I can be arsed will send you some photos....will need sign writing removing but hot water and a credit card will do that, only been on a year so paint won't have faded
     
  33. Cockney1

    Cockney1 Active Member

    Cheers Davy!
     
  34. Simon85

    Simon85 Active Member

  35. jet

    jet Active Member

    With your story You need reliability ,van is your income & first point of contact Buy outright as much as you can afford .With good service history etc
    & main jobs done on van . Nothing worse than buying a motor with headaches
     
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