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PostPosted: Sat Nov 17, 2012 5:46 pm 
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Anybody own one? I'm sure I saw some threads ages ago from Van owners...
Kinda thinking of getting one next year, just wondered on running costs. Tax/Fuel/Insurance etc...

& if there are any found posts could somebody link me in please?
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 17, 2012 6:44 pm 
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got a T5, 1.9 tdi panel van, love it.

happily sits at 85-90 on the motorway, except for long drags, but never so bad that it's an issue.

drives really nice, comfortable position.
540miles till the fuel light comes on.

i pay £350 for insurance (37 no points, 10+ no claims) £215 for tax

had mine converted inside and some body stuff done aswel.

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http://www.vwt4forum.co.uk/showthread.php?t=231039


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 17, 2012 8:35 pm 
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Cheers for the reply Jon!
I did find your post on here & really like it! I think for the moment, I'd be cash strapped to get just a van. I'm not sure I'd be carrying people, so may keep it with seats just up front, but like the idea of splitting the storage/seating...

The Insurance costs I'll do a 'Go Compare' but Loving the fuel consumption! I'm getting seriously Peed with the GTI I'm driving!...
I've also signed up to the T4 Forum, and will keep looking on the Van sales...
Cheers!


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 17, 2012 8:52 pm 
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Until funds allow, a late 90s Sprinter MWB would be a great alternative.


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 19, 2012 4:16 pm 
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Location: Mammoths deserve to be cloned. From what I've seen in 'Ice Age' they are jolly good sports.
Saw this one in Buxton yesterday... Bentley wheels, no less!

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 19, 2012 9:16 pm 
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highlandsflyer wrote:
Until funds allow, a late 90s Sprinter MWB would be a great alternative.


Or a Vito, great vans, amazing economy, they'll get into most multi storey car parks too.


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 19, 2012 9:35 pm 
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Yes, I have had my share of Vitos too, if you can' t live with the extra height and length of a Sprinter. Love the handling too. :)


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