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Hi my family is growing and I'm looking to get rid of my car and getting a t5 we need 6 seats and I would like a good spec has any one got any tips what to look out for or dos and donuts on the newer t5s and info would be a really big help or if any one has any links to vans for sale feel free to drop them in here


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VW Dealers have quite good deals on used but a lot of their vans are from hire fleets and may have been driven hard.

Swiss vans have recently started to sell used vans being returned at end of contract - often high spec and one owner/driver. Both Swiss and Bognor have earned good reputations on this forum and I would choose either of these ahead of VW.

Classifieds on this site also good.

A duff van will strip your wallet like no car ever could. Do your homework and be ready to act quickly - good vans at a sensible price will sell within hours.
 

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Mirror Hooting Owls sugestions and will add, if you really need the six seats I would look for a genuine Kombi or Calli and not a converted panel van, reason would be that you will need to declare the converted panel van as modified for insurance where a genuine Kombi or Calli has not (unless it has been Blinged) so it will be easier to insure, six seats, windows etc hammer the premium on modified.

Take a look at the V5, it will give you the number of seats and the vehicle type unless the converter has declared to the dvla that it's been fitted with extra seats and windows.

Don't overpay for 'Bling', you can add that later, get the basic van right first and add the bits you like later T:
 

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if you really need the six seats I would look for a genuine Kombi or Calli and not a converted panel van, reason would be that you will need to declare the converted panel van as modified for insurance where a genuine Kombi or Calli has not, so it will be easier to insure, six seats, windows etc hammer the premium on modified.
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Brentacre told me I could add rear seating to my panel van at no additional cost to my insurance premium.

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Brentacre told me I could add rear seating to my panel van at no additional cost to my insurance premium.

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Thats because brentacre sell insurance to include modified vans, if you have a comercial policy with say Autonet, they will not cover modifications on panel vans, and the premuims reflect this, (talking from experience).

Once modified ie adding seats, wheels, windows etc you need a specialist insurer, if it's a factory kombi with no modifications you dont.:cool:
 
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