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      06-15-2010, 02:53 PM   #1
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Question Best small van??

Hello boys....its been a while since i've been on here but I need some recommendations.

I need to buy a small van like a Combo / Berlingo / Partner etc.

I've been looking at a 1.6 hdi berlingo or partner or a 1.7 cdti combo.

What small van would you suggest. Looking to spend no more than about 4k if i can help it.

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No advice till pics of tits.... Yes the miswah.
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Z3M coupe. Its out of budget but if i needed a van.........
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Caddy is the best small van, by a mile. But at 4k you'd be buying a high miler, however as long as it's been looked after no problem. Failing that Citroen Berlingo Hdi would be a good second. Run and sold loads of, both of these vans, money would always VW first though.
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very funny. Good to see this place aint changed.
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FAIL GUYS.
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Ford Transit Connect is a good un - cheap to run and nippy.
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depends on what u want it for, i have a ford fiesta van 1.4tdi i think for seeing jobs,goes very good, and runs on air,brought it new feb 09 for 5250+vat gtrat little van
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depends on what u want it for, i have a ford fiesta van 1.4tdi i think for seeing jobs,goes very good, and runs on air,brought it new feb 09 for 5250+vat gtrat little van
A bit too small buddy.
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Thats the trouble with a fiesta, they are just tiny, hence why they are so cheap - bloody good 'little' vans though.
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No comment on vans here.
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TBH a Partner or Berlingo (almost the same) are both great. Generally reliable, spacious and fairly nippy.

I've driven 100s of miles in a Berlingo van (for a job a while back) and often had fun ragging it half to death.

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Astra Van is good but can't get much in them in reality. Bigger than fiesta/corsa vans.

Drives like a car also.

(p.s thanks for the tit pics)
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would the berlingo/partner be favourable over the vauxhall combo?

They're what i've pretty much narrowed it down to.
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Yes. The 1.3CDTI combo is very frugal and quite nippy. However they are very tail heavy, but can obviously carry more.
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jus get a small wheel base sprinter.... rear wheel drive and can carry sheeet loads of weight!!. forget the 311 - headgasket problems go for either 313 or 316 cdi diesel. cheap as chips 2nd hand!
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would the berlingo/partner be favourable over the vauxhall combo?

They're what i've pretty much narrowed it down to.
My engineer ran a Berlingo for 3 years at work - 1.4 petrol with an LPG conversion.

Did 50k miles over 3 years and had very few issues with it. I think a headlamp, radiator and a head gasket just before we sold it with 85k miles on it. Cost us 4k and sold it for 2300 - absolute bargain motoring!!
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