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    Quote Originally Posted by wiltshire builders View Post
    I've just ordered a new Transit Custom LTD.
    Comes with Air con, heated seats, hands free, DAB radio, cruise control, alloys, auto lights and wipers and knows when there's a trailer attached so adjusts the engine, suspension and braking.
    I remember how chuffed I was the first time I had a van with power steering!

    Soo jealous
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    My daily drive is a VW T5 van - I rationalised a few years back from having both a car and a van (a Fiat Ducato that swallowed stuff like a TARDIS but struggled to return more than 28mpg and didn't get used very often) so I went for a T5 that will do the job of both car and Van. Originally a panel van, it had a Kombi conversion with a pair of easily-removable rear seats and crew cab windows fitted to the door and behind the driver's seat. After the capacious Ducato this one takes a bit of thought to load up with all the stuff necessary for a double trackday at Cadwell. The crew cab windows preclude strapping a bike into the corner behind the bulkhead as handlebar ends and windows are not a good match, so a wheel chock is necessary to stand the bike up and as a result the interior space is not as efficiently used. It drives like a big car, the visibility is fine and it's practical for lugging heaps of stuff (or bikes) around - Two off-roaders, Jerry cans, kit bags and stuff for a forthcoming trip to the Spanish Pyrenees were transported with ease on Sunday. I've owned a van since 2004 and I'd be lost without the versatility and convenience to just chuck a load of stuff or a bike in the back for transport somewhere.

    Chicky drives a Peugeot 107 that's an ace town car and is super economical, but it has the carrying capacity of a medium-sized handbag and isn't very comfortable on long journeys.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scotty View Post
    My daily drive is a VW T5 van - I rationalised a few years back from having both a car and a van (a Fiat Ducato that swallowed stuff like a TARDIS but struggled to return more than 28mpg and didn't get used very often) so I went for a T5 that will do the job of both car and Van. Originally a panel van, it had a Kombi conversion with a pair of easily-removable rear seats and crew cab windows fitted to the door and behind the driver's seat. After the capacious Ducato this one takes a bit of thought to load up with all the stuff necessary for a double trackday at Cadwell. The crew cab windows preclude strapping a bike into the corner behind the bulkhead as handlebar ends and windows are not a good match, so a wheel chock is necessary to stand the bike up and as a result the interior space is not as efficiently used. It drives like a big car, the visibility is fine and it's practical for lugging heaps of stuff (or bikes) around - Two off-roaders, Jerry cans, kit bags and stuff for a forthcoming trip to the Spanish Pyrenees were transported with ease on Sunday. I've owned a van since 2004 and I'd be lost without the versatility and convenience to just chuck a load of stuff or a bike in the back for transport somewhere.

    Chicky drives a Peugeot 107 that's an ace town car and is super economical, but it has the carrying capacity of a medium-sized handbag and isn't very comfortable on long journeys.
    My mum has a T5 camper, she runs a campsite in the summer. It's very nice. Seem's almost everyone on here drives Vans! Wiltshire Builders - That's got more features than my Jag, sounds sweet, didn't realise heated seats were even an option on vans. Nice.

    Mitch... get a jag
     
     

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    Wotta loada wiiiimps.

    Vacuum wipers, no heaters whatsoever and no synchro on first in my day.

    Had a cork stuck in the carb attached to a piece of string in the cab. Warm it up, pull the string, cork came out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GezTheHealer View Post

    Mitch... get a jag
    Needs to be high up for the preferred driving position, capable of taking 3 kids and 2 dogs, not sure I can run to an F-Pace ��
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Burbler View Post
    Wotta loada wiiiimps.

    Vacuum wipers, no heaters whatsoever and no synchro on first in my day.

    Had a cork stuck in the carb attached to a piece of string in the cab. Warm it up, pull the string, cork came out.
    Fiat still use that now
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Burbler View Post
    Wotta loada wiiiimps.

    Vacuum wipers, no heaters whatsoever and no synchro on first in my day.

    Had a cork stuck in the carb attached to a piece of string in the cab. Warm it up, pull the string, cork came out.
    Yes, those certainly were the days. Now we have things like brakes!
    We could learn a lot from crayons; some are sharp, some are pretty, some are dull, while others bright, some have weird names, but they all have learned to live together in the same box.
     
     

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