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Ordered a new van

EvilDrPorkChop

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Maybe not the thing to post about on here, but who cares 😂 There's a sea of @moonstone posts so I thought i'd better contribute.

Upgrading my Transit Connect to a Custom. Gone for the Limited Trim spec with a few bits on, as I generally spend at least 5 days a week in it. The 2022 spec gets a Digital Rear view mirror too which maybe handy.

An eye watering £11.5k more than what we paid for our last Transit Custom 6 years ago. And they can't tell me when it will even come! Good job i'm not in a rush.
 

moonstone

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Couple of my mates have these. Mental how they basically feel like cars to drive these days. The tricked up MS-RT ones look the absolute bollocks. I mean, it’s a van but they look awesome!

…and yeah it’s a bit quiet on here at the minute. Same with all the forums I’m on. Light nights and good weather no doubt!
 
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EvilDrPorkChop

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Couple of my mates have these. Mental how they basically feel like cars to drive these days. The tricked up MS-RT ones look the absolute bollocks. I mean, it’s a van but they look awesome!

…and yeah it’s a bit quiet on here at the minute. Some with all the forums I’m on. Light nights and good weather no doubt!
Yes but they're a bit much for what I do 😂 Even the Sport which isn't much more over the Limited is a bit much, I don't need racing stripes to get to a leak any faster 🤣

At the end of the day it's a van, and I like to portray a professional image.
 

EvilDrPorkChop

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Lets have some Van porn then Mr Chops (y)
This is what it should look like!
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Added on Blind Spot, Tyre Pressure monitor and the bigger battery. Not bothering with the Sat Nav as it's shit, and has Car Play as Standard.

Main thing is it's got the Heated Windscreen and Heated Seats like my current van! God send in winter.

Just looking at racking now, as I do like to get them fitted out well.
 

boba fett

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This is what it should look like!
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Added on Blind Spot, Tyre Pressure monitor and the bigger battery. Not bothering with the Sat Nav as it's shit, and has Car Play as Standard.

Main thing is it's got the Heated Windscreen and Heated Seats like my current van! God send in winter.

Just looking at racking now, as I do like to get them fitted out well.

They certainly have come a long way. Some of the Sports vans, look awesome as well, did you consider the T5 at all?
 

Grunty-Motor

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Well, that looks like a ............... white van 🤣 🤣 🤣

I must remember to take a pic of my Enterprise rental i pic up tonight!
 

EvilDrPorkChop

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They certainly have come a long way. Some of the Sports vans, look awesome as well, did you consider the T5 at all?
You mean a T6 Transporter?
Yeah but they’re quoting 12-18 months for a factory order, plus they have horrendous AdBlue issues. Throw in they’re more money for less spec, I decided to go for the Transit.
It was on my shortlist though.
 

boba fett

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You mean a T6 Transporter?
Yeah but they’re quoting 12-18 months for a factory order, plus they have horrendous AdBlue issues. Throw in they’re more money for less spec, I decided to go for the Transit.
It was on my shortlist though.

You can probably tell I am a bit Forest Gump on Vans!!

A friend has one of those new T6 vans, its a sportline, he has put a kit on it, lowered, wheels and Brembo's and it does look good!
 

Grunty-Motor

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HUGE!!!!

Quite well specc'd - keyless start, reverse camera, etc......worst 'box in the world though!!!

Why havent auto boxes' not taken off?

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StuartK

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You can probably tell I am a bit Forest Gump on Vans!!

A friend has one of those new T6 vans, its a sportline, he has put a kit on it, lowered, wheels and Brembo's and it does look good!
VW are dearer to buy but depreciation is non existent in van terms. Mental the money they change hands for with intergalactic miles.
 
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