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Recommend a commercial car/van

  • 28-06-2021 2:36pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 5,556 ✭✭✭ pappyodaniel


    My father wants to trade in his VW Caddy. He intends on having a van but would like a bit more comfort, i.e of a car.

    He's not interested in the VW Golf van.

    Any other recommendations?


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  • Registered Users Posts: 50,125 ✭✭✭✭ bazz26


    What year is he looking at as most car derived van's are no longer made now because the manufacturers stopped producing the 3 door cars they were based on. The Mk3 Ford Focus car van was sold up to about 2018 as it was based on the 5 door. Hyundai did a 3dr van version of the i30 too called the i30 Pro. Toyota sold the Auris van in 5 door form too. There are also a number of commercialised crossovers if that would interest him, Nissan Qashqai, Ford Kuga, Hyundai ix35, Tucson etc.


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,124 ✭✭✭ Mooooo


    Brother drives a Kona van for work, not much more space than a golf van etc but slightly higher up so perhaps easier for putting things in and out of.


  • Registered Users Posts: 72,767 ✭✭✭✭ colm_mcm


    Does he use the van for carrying stuff around, or does he prefer a van to a car?


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,556 ✭✭✭ pappyodaniel


    colm_mcm wrote: »
    Does he use the van for carrying stuff around, or does he prefer a van to a car?

    He does, he's a tradesman almost retired but still tipping away with small jobs, he's had a few small vans like Caddys and Transit Connects but wants to trade in for a commercial type of car, no rear seats.


  • Registered Users Posts: 72,767 ✭✭✭✭ colm_mcm


    He does, he's a tradesman almost retired but still tipping away with small jobs, he's had a few small vans like Caddys and Transit Connects but wants to trade in for a commercial type of car, no rear seats.

    The car conversions won’t take anywhere near the abuse in the back that a van would.

    Now if it’s a nice trade like electrician that won’t matter!


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  • Registered Users Posts: 5,556 ✭✭✭ pappyodaniel


    colm_mcm wrote: »
    The car conversions won’t take anywhere near the abuse in the back that a van would.

    Now if it’s a nice trade like electrician that won’t matter!

    Nothing bulky or messy, just power tools and the like so it won't be taking much abuse. He'll be looking to trade in a 2019 Caddy so I'd say anything from a 2017 up


  • Registered Users Posts: 72,767 ✭✭✭✭ colm_mcm


    What’s the budget roughly?

    Seat do an Ateca commercial, which might work


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,556 ✭✭✭ pappyodaniel


    colm_mcm wrote: »
    What’s the budget roughly?

    Seat do an Ateca commercial, which might work

    He'll be looking at spending 5k ish with trade in. Not really sure though


  • Registered Users Posts: 72,767 ✭✭✭✭ colm_mcm


    That changes things :)

    Kia Sorento if he wants a jeepy thing.


  • Registered Users Posts: 72,767 ✭✭✭✭ colm_mcm


    Seat did an Altea XL commercial too. Well within budget I’d say.

    https://www.donedeal.ie/commercials-for-sale/2010-seat-altea-van-tax-333/28404997


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  • Registered Users Posts: 5,556 ✭✭✭ pappyodaniel


    colm_mcm wrote: »
    Seat did an Altea XL commercial too. Well within budget I’d say.

    https://www.donedeal.ie/commercials-for-sale/2010-seat-altea-van-tax-333/28404997

    Them Alteas are pretty mingin' but thanks for the feedback Colm. I passed on your recommendations so that'll help him.


  • Registered Users Posts: 72,767 ✭✭✭✭ colm_mcm


    Yeah she’s no beauty queen but they’re quite big in the back and will have a bitter driving position than the Caddy. Mechanicals are old school mk5 Golf stuff too.


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