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I keep reading about people's vans and some are 'short nosed' and some are 'long nosed'.

I haven't the faintest idea what this is, - other than I think it must be something to do with how much the bonnet sticks out.

Can someone please post similar photos, one above the other, showing a short nose and a long nose van, so that I can see the difference.

Thanks.
 

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I keep reading about people's vans and some are 'short nosed' and some are 'long nosed'.

I haven't the faintest idea what this is, - other than I think it must be something to do with how much the bonnet sticks out.

Can someone please post similar photos, one above the other, showing a short nose and a long nose van, so that I can see the difference.

Thanks.
THat would be a T4 fella, not a T5 T:

long nose


short nose
 

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Are you my wife...???
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I don't think so.

Of course I noticed the different grills - but thought that wasn't anything to do with it as people can and do change those according to personal taste.

As for one being longer than the other - can't see it, myself. They both look the same to me. Slanting lights? Really? Where?

Sorry, I know I'm a numptie, but I really don't see it. :*
 

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Am I right in thinking? Sorry probably not.

To contribute to the debate, I think that the "long nose" was introduced by VW so that the V6 petrol engine would fit under the bonnet for the German market. So there's a little more room under the bonnet of a long nose vs a short nose, (which wont accommodate the V6), when they are fitted with the same type of engine.
 

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Am I right in thinking? Sorry probably not.

To contribute to the debate, I think that the "long nose" was introduced by VW so that the V6 petrol engine would fit under the bonnet for the German market. So there's a little more room under the bonnet of a long nose vs a short nose, (which wont accommodate the V6), when they are fitted with the same type of engine.
correct the long nose was brought in to accomodate the VR6 engine .
 
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