1982-2012 Vauxhall Astravan Review

June 9th, 2015

There have been scores of car-derived vans over the years, but few were as successful as the Astravan. The Vauxhall Astravan made its debut in 1982, at which time there were lots of car-derived vans, but by 2006 it was pretty much the only one left. It replaced the outgoing Chevanne, itself a car-based van […]

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Nissan Interstar – High Roof, Long Wheelbase Review

May 27th, 2015

If you are looking for a van with a few miles on the clock and a huge amount of capacity, then you should look carefully at the Nissan Interstar in LWB guise with the high roof. In 2007, these vans were about as big as you could get in the 3.5 tonne gross vehicle weight […]

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2013 Fiesta Van Review | Vanlocator UK

May 20th, 2015

The Fiesta car-derived van has long been a staple in the small-van sector. This niche in the market has become more important in recent years, as many operators find themselves able to downsize from larger vans and save some money on the purchase and running costs in the process. Many operators also find that smaller […]

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Fiat Scudo Panorama Review | Vanlocator UK

May 14th, 2015

The market for a more executive sort of minibus-type transport is a growing one. You can see this sort of thing in hotel shuttle buses and in the rental market, where some clients are looking for something a little more akin to the types of car they normally drive. For example, a group of businessmen […]

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2008 Citroen Dispatch Review – High Roof, Long Wheelbase

May 12th, 2015

The looks of a van are perhaps not the most important feature we consider when buying a used van, but nonetheless, we have to live with the vehicle for a long time and for many hours in a working day, so a hideous-looking van could be a little off-putting after a while. Image can also […]

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Updated VW Transporter T6 Unleashed

May 7th, 2015

The Transporter is a staple of the panel van market in the UK and throughout Europe, so it is no surprise to see VW preparing a new model for release later this year. And as with its predecessors, the Transporter T6 is going to be available in several guises to cater for various commercial applications. […]

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Vauxhall Corsavan 2014 Model: Review

May 6th, 2015

The Vauxhall Corsavan has undergone a number of significant revisions over the two decades since it was first introduced – most recently in 2014, when the latest iteration of the supermini platform on which it is based was released. Competing with the likes of the Fiesta van from Ford and Fiat’s Punto van, the Corsavan […]

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Isuzu Rodeo Denver Review | Vanlocator UK

April 30th, 2015

The van market has always been quite diverse, with everything from box vans and Lutons to panel vans and little car-derived runabouts. Then, a few years ago, it got a little more diverse with the entry of the 4×4 SUV-type van. Someone must have noticed that if you stick some panels on the side windows […]

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Toyota Hiace Review | Vanlocator UK

April 30th, 2015

A little like the Ford Transit, the Toyota Hiace is almost an icon in van terms. All around the world you will find Toyota Hiace vans lugging loads and people in the most unlikely and out-of-the-way places. Most of them are pretty long in the tooth too, which is why a used Toyota Hiace might […]

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Should You Take a Punt on a Used Fiat Punto Van? A Review

April 27th, 2015

The Fiat Punto van had something of a quiet life in the years leading up to 2005. It was a decent enough small car-derived van, but perhaps nothing really special. Sales, too, were nothing really special either. In fact, if it’s exclusivity you are looking for in a small van, then the Fiat Punto van […]

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