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Motors A few Van questions...

Discussion in 'General' started by penski, 19 Oct 2003.

  1. penski

    penski BodMod

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    Well...I'm gonna actually be buying my own first (road) car soon...

    ...And I've been thinking.

    I'm going for a diesel anyway (cheaper, yo) and I am beginning to lean toward getting a small van (Escort or Astra based one).

    Does anyone know what's available/what I'd be looking at insurance-wise?

    I realise that a van would be relatively hard-run but I could really do with the lugging-stuff-around ability.

    *n
     
  2. Lord_A

    Lord_A Boom baby!

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    Can't answer any of your questions, but I can say that a work friend of mine is buying a Citroen(sp?) van and it's extremely cheap @ less than 8k NEW and group 4 insurance or something silly like that.

    EDIT : It's actually much cheaper than that I'm sure, can't remember what but if you want more details I could ask him tomorrow.
     
  3. penski

    penski BodMod

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    Not gonna be able to afford much over a grand to buy it...

    Plus insurance et cetera...

    Could you ask him if he knows of any insurance companies that would be more specialised toward vans (and possibly cheaper)?

    Thanks. :)

    *n
     
  4. samuelellis

    samuelellis New Member

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    welcome ot the brotherhood
     
  5. penski

    penski BodMod

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    ^_~

    Not gonna be the first diesel I've owned so nyeeeeh :p

    *n
     
  6. samuelellis

    samuelellis New Member

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    well yovue renued yoru membership

    id steer clear of vauxhall & ford diesels tho as there not brillaint, try & get a car/van with a pug diesel in it


    /me strokes rover with pug diesel engine 114thousand & still runs factory fresh
     
  7. HellDiver

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    My pop got a wee ex-Post Office Escort for £1200 last year.

    8 years old with 74k on the clock. He has to put in a new clutch - it's PO life plus the big trailer he tows now and again has killed the clutch. £160 for the new clutch fitted. Fairly economical, he gets 50mpg out of it (1.8D). I think it has 80k on the clock now.

    It's better than the Pug 504 pickup he had before - it had the old 2.3 XD-IV diesel engine that did 25mpg if you were very very lucky.
     
  8. penski

    penski BodMod

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    Something in me wants a British Gas Corsavan.

    Only so I can relable it British Gash and 'edit' the flame logo to something a little ruder...

    *n
     
  9. xen0morph

    xen0morph Bargain wine connoisseur

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    Does anyone know how much it'd cost me to insure a Bedford Minivan? Can't find out what group they are on the net.

    I'm considering getting one...
     
  10. Atomic

    Atomic Gerwaff

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    Nah, get a rascal they :rock:
     
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