Mercedes Sprinter 2006 Model Review

June 10th, 2015

Health and safety gets a bit of a bad name these days. It has become a byword for something that creates a lot of complex, trivial and unnecessary rules which stop us from doing what we want to be doing. There is, however, a serious side. It is important to stay as safe as possible […]

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2008 Peugeot Partner Review

June 9th, 2015

2008 saw the Peugeot Partner van get a major overhaul. The older model was good, but the new one represented a significant upgrade. The 2008 version is based on the Peugeot 308, and as you might expect it gives a driving experience not unlike that of the car – well beyond the sort of road […]

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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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Renault Trafic 2007 Model Review

June 8th, 2015

Renault had a new boss back in 2007 in the shape of industry guru Carlos Ghosn, and Ghosn had a new strategy to take the company forward. That plan was about improving the quality of Renault vehicles across the range. Commercial vehicles make up around 20% of Renault’s sales, so it was vital for the […]

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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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Mercedes Vito 2010 Review

May 27th, 2015

The Vito is Mercedes’ offering in the panel van sector. It is a solid contender in that arena, but it was often put in the shade by the success of its much-admired elder sibling, the Sprinter. Nevertheless, in the five years between 1995 and the upgraded 2010 Vito we consider here, the Stuttgart firm managed […]

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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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