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Ah I wasn't thinking about the smaller vans - there may be more choice with those.

Up to about 2004 petrol was readily available from most manufacturers ... certainly VW (T4 Transporter), MB (W638 Vito) and Toyota (Hiace). None of their successors had petrol options in the UK though.
Small petrol vans are as rare as rocking horse turd.

Have a look on eBay.

 
There are some Citroen Nemo vans that are petrol.


Or even this.

Second one isn’t ULEZ compliant anyway, sort of defeats the point in going petrol in that sense :)
 
To a degree I can see the lease company’s point but from my end it’s simple in fact it’s so far from being complicated it’s getting embarrassing. I will also play the game and I can play games very well.

It’s the most simple piece of business ever: Give me a price that you would expect from an auction and you’ll have a payment by the end of the day. How simple is that??

I can’t get anyone to bid for me at auction because I don’t know any bona fide motor traders.

I can’t get it to an MOT because it’s not insured anymore.
I’m sure if you asked on the forum nicely there will be someone with access to a BCA account :thumb:

MOT wise as I was saying earlier, if you really want this specific van then I’m sure a local garage would come and collect it under their own cover. Or you could insure it for the day - not a huge issue really.

What are you going to do if you buy it - you’d have to insure it and pay £40 for an MOT anyway (and it might need work you’re not expecting!)
 
I’m sure if you asked on the forum nicely there will be someone with access to a BCA account :thumb:

MOT wise as I was saying earlier, if you really want this specific van then I’m sure a local garage would come and collect it under their own cover. Or you could insure it for the day - not a huge issue really.

What are you going to do if you buy it - you’d have to insure it and pay £40 for an MOT anyway (and it might need work you’re not expecting!)
I’m not going to MOT it beforehand.

It had £1400 service at Citroen in October with 5 new tyres a week later. They were told to have a good dig about and fix anything untoward.
 
Covering themselves i suppose if a buyer is prosecuted for driving an unsafe vehicle to a pre arranged MOT test.
No possible come back on the company. It is the driver that is wholly responsible for ensuring that the vehicle is legal to be used on the public highway.
 
No possible come back on the company. It is the driver that is wholly responsible for ensuring that the vehicle is legal to be used on the public highway.
Indeed it is the drivers responsibility to ensure they are driving a roadworthy vehicle to a pre booked MOT xxx number of miles away. Difficult to assess a vehicles roadworthyness when buying at auction though hence why auction companies may be quite surprised if you rock up expecting to drive your MOT less auction bargain back home. Best to factor in the additional costs and get it transported home.
 
There are some Citroen Nemo vans that are petrol.


Or even this.

I once watched a bloke trying to fit a double mattress in a Bedford Rascal ( aka Suzuki Supercarry).
It was hilarious. Fair shout to him though, he managed it. You could almost see the sides of the van bulging.
 
Just as an aside most of these would be pretty old by now as petrol was generally dropped as an option for vans in the early 2000s when everyone was going mad for diesel. There was a VW Transporter T6 with the EU6 2.0 TFSi petrol engine, but this was only sold for a very short period in the UK (2019 IIRC) so is very rare.
Prior to the T5, if you asked nicely at your local friendly VW van dealership, they would order you a T4 with the VR6.
Sounded fantastic.Only 20mpg though.
 
I once watched a bloke trying to fit a double mattress in a Bedford Rascal ( aka Suzuki Supercarry).
It was hilarious. Fair shout to him though, he managed it. You could almost see the sides of the van bulging.
They were great vehicles back in the day and I knew a few roofers using them in the mid 90’s.

They were starting to get used as taxis in Goa in the early 90’s.

I’ve seen one with a Subaru engine fitted in.
 
They were great vehicles back in the day and I knew a few roofers using them in the mid 90’s.

They were starting to get used as taxis in Goa in the early 90’s.

I’ve seen one with a Subaru engine fitted in.
Our local painter & decorator had one......it was instantly recognisable - 50 shades of Brewers Trade emulsion :)
 
Prior to the T5, if you asked nicely at your local friendly VW van dealership, they would order you a T4 with the VR6.
Sounded fantastic.Only 20mpg though.

Didn't know that, but it was an option in the Caravelle so makes sense. In a similar vein the MB Viano had a 3.7 litre petrol V6 as an option, so there was a 'special order only' W639 Vito 123 (230 bhp) fitted with that engine - the Police used them as armed response vehicles. You could even fit a 6.1 litre V8 under the bonnet - this was a Brabus option (426 bhp)!

I had a VW Sharan 4Motion with the 24V V6 and it did sound great. Mind you the old 2.5 straight 5 listed for the T4 sounded pretty good too, with a nice 'warble'!
 
They were great vehicles back in the day and I knew a few roofers using them in the mid 90’s.

They were starting to get used as taxis in Goa in the early 90’s.

I’ve seen one with a Subaru engine fitted in.

Our local painter & decorator had one......it was instantly recognisable - 50 shades of Brewers Trade emulsion :)
My mate had one we called it the toaster.
 
How can you contact the Driver Sales team prior to the contract termination date? That was last year.
 
We spotted that.
It’s just a standard form letter.

I haven’t looked back through the thread, but have you seen what price WBAC would offer for the van? After all, they are the purchasing side of BCA.
 
It’s just a standard form letter.

I haven’t looked back through the thread, but have you seen what Price WBAC would offer for the van? After all, they are the purchasing side of BCA.
£4015. But then i suppose theyll look at it and take god knows how much off for wear and tear etc.
 
£4015. But then i suppose theyll look at it and take god knows how much off for wear and tear etc.
So not a mile away from the £4,050 (£3,375 + VAT) that they’ve indicated.
 
So not a mile away from the £4,050 (£3,375 + VAT) that they’ve indicated.
If I accepted their (WBAC) price what would happen next.
 

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