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Old 16-03-2019, 11:32 PM   #1
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Van for Electrical Work

I am looking for a van for my new job. I am going to be working on sites as an electrician, so I have decided that I am going to look at a van, rather than use my car. I only have a small budget of £1000 - £2000. I don't really know much about vans, so I am hoping someone on here can help.
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Old 17-03-2019, 09:05 AM   #2
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Would you not be better off hiring or leasing one until you know what size works for you?
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Old 17-03-2019, 09:12 AM   #3
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After a big van or little?

Good old trusty Vauxhall Combo would be well in budget

1.3 or 1.7 CDti would be nippiest and most reliable and get decent mpg

Just sold mine
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If you can pick up and old B.Gas VW Caddy, it should still be racked out in the back.

Just not sure how much they go for.
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Old 17-03-2019, 10:45 AM   #5
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If you go for a caddy then go for the old 1.9sdi as there is less to go wrong. Avoid anything Corsa or Doblo the engines are rubbish and at 1k you will be buying yourself trouble.

If you can manage with one i’d suggest going with an old estate, Mondeo, 406 etc. Belingo or Partners mechanically are quite good, electrics are iffy and load compensators seize and the heaters fail. The car version is usually cheaper and had a slightly easier life. The transit connect is ok but it’s a bit hit or miss on the injectors. Do not even consider a Vauxhall vivato or the Renault/Nissan versions.
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Old 17-03-2019, 06:43 PM   #6
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Lol for real

The combo cdtis are well reliable
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