Buying a used van or pick up.

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  1. 14 Sep 2018 at 5:19 PM #1
    Kev78

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    My car is taking such a hammering with mud and crap inside and out, it is untrue. I was driving back from the timber merchants today with 6 lengths of 400mm plywood touching my back window and resting on my dashboard.

    I’m amazed I didn’t scratch my seats or mark the soft touch plastics on my dash.

    I really need to buy a cheapish van or pickup I can use for the duration of my build, then sell in the new year without losing too much money.

    Can anyone recommend any good options?


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  2. 14 Sep 2018 at 5:44 PM #2
    E92matt

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    I’m actually selling it next month when my new van is delivered.
     
  3. 14 Sep 2018 at 5:50 PM #3
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    buy small van for around £500 - £1000 as long as it’s not battered and you don’t intend to ruin it you should be able to sell it on for around the same money , be prepared to loose something though, citreon berlingo etc if they been looked after run forever, someone will always be looking out for a cheap van so quite easy to sell on
     
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  5. 14 Sep 2018 at 6:43 PM #5
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    Had most vans you can think of. Mk7 transit been the best so far.
    Well vw transporter probably the best but not worth the extra cash they are asking for.
     

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