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1 minute ago, dumper said:

Take a drive in one we are never buying a transit again admittedly they are not cheap

Maybe I will go for a trial. I've got quite a bit of time driving an IVECO and it was solid. The transit does feel spongy and weak in comparison but that was a luton van that I used to use. 

I'm not sure if I can account for the extra money. Excluding the arb conversion it's £20,400 incl vat for a used van vs £30,000 incl vat for a new Man. 10K is a lot of cash and I just can't see a new MAN saving me 10K in the long run? 

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had my arb body done to my spec. in Tiverton,  cost me £2,100 including VAT

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Hi folks. In a similar position as my I’m looking to update my 02 L200.
It’s been great with a decent chip box but, as above, probably only carries 1.5m3. It’s a double cab and I’ve taken out the rear seats so it’s good storage. My question is do I go for another double cab Izuzu or Toyota and have a tall chip box made to increase capacity. Or get an extended cab but limit storage…or get a toolbox fitted into the tipper and loose chip capacity? It’s all one big compromise! I so want a small 4x4 for various reasons but what to go for to get the best of all worlds?? Perhaps I’m looking for something that ain’t possible!?

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I think the extended cab is the least crap of the options you have listed. 

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It’s a case that that’s what I have always had and always the 3.0 Rangers..my main tip sites for chip and brash are at the bottom of a old orchard and it gets really bogie during winter and 4 wheel drive is perfect plus I can tow my Chipper at 70+ mph with full load and no bother and also there has been many times that if I didn’t have a 4x4 I would have been in the shit..literally.


Shouldn’t really tow anything above 60 though? I don’t know, 4x4 is great but if I didn’t have my 4x4 and tipper trailer I would still stick with the 3.5t van any day with capacity

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Hi folks. In a similar position as my I’m looking to update my 02 L200.
It’s been great with a decent chip box but, as above, probably only carries 1.5m3. It’s a double cab and I’ve taken out the rear seats so it’s good storage. My question is do I go for another double cab Izuzu or Toyota and have a tall chip box made to increase capacity. Or get an extended cab but limit storage…or get a toolbox fitted into the tipper and loose chip capacity? It’s all one big compromise! I so want a small 4x4 for various reasons but what to go for to get the best of all worlds?? Perhaps I’m looking for something that ain’t possible!?
I want same. I think the cab and a half size would be best. You get in cab storage and the back is not alot shorter than a single cab.
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