Just been looking online at price lists for new vans. Is the list price realistic or is there a big dealer discount to be had?
Looking for something that will tow 3.5tonne so options are limited. I’m currently running a transit custom but it’s constantly on the limits of legality. Looking at price lists the VW Crafter, Mercedes Sprinter and Transit were all about the same.Ford list used to be a joke. I guess it still is. VW used to be hard to get a decent discount. What are you looking for?
Just looking at the moment, will probably wait until spring to change. I do like my custom but it’s just not man enough for what I’m doing now.We used to buy vans locally but gave up as they were getting a bit take what we have and that's it. The last van we bought was from imperial commercials in Grimsby, time before was peoples in Liverpool. All been fine thus far. My old tranny I got new in 2011 is beginning to show her age now and think she'll need changed next year. So would like to know what you go for and how you get on with it.
Ford are knocking serious money of vans as well, was going to swap custom for a Navara, but having second thought now, think it might be down to new upgrade due out?...also end of month is a good time to buy as they’ll do a lot to get the figures in.Nissan are giving £7k off the list on a new Navara so I'd say there are deals to be had but probably not for the most popular vans
The dvla was on about upping your car licence to 4.25t when electric vans and trucks are more common place as it then still gives you a payload.The van weights really mood looking at its pathetic how much a pickup can carry legally. Once they go electric and have a ton of batteries they will have a negative payload.
Don't think the commercial is available yet but with the standard 90 starting at 40k I would imagine it will alienate majority of their marketplace turning it from a utility vehicle to a posh mummy truck. You could buy the discovery sport and have a 10k saving.