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Why Are Small Vans So Expensive At The Moment?

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Has anyone got any ideas on why vans are so expensive at the moment, with tradesman struggling i would have thought it was the best time to pick up a decent vw transporter or mercedes vito for around the 1000 pound mark. They were available 18months ago for that money easy. whats the deal? any trade knowledge on here?

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Has anyone got any ideas on why vans are so expensive at the moment, with tradesman struggling i would have thought it was the best time to pick up a decent vw transporter or mercedes vito for around the 1000 pound mark. They were available 18months ago for that money easy. whats the deal? any trade knowledge on here?

I don't really know the bottom end of the market but further up £4/5 k prices are much lower than a year ago.

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The latest vito Brabus has 270 BHP

To put that into context the escort cosworth had 227 BHP

270 from a diesel van!................. how f*ckin funny is that?

I'm getting one next year :)

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maybe cos people are buying fewer new ones

so theres less old ones on the merket

I would think that's the case and also the new scrappage scheme, not sure if that extends to vans but would assume it does.

You have to have owned the vehicle for 12 months to qualify but if work is slow at the moment why not invest £2k in a cheap van for the short term, should last a year in which time work might have picked up (not that I believe that) and you can get your £2k back as deposit on the new one.

I have seen plenty of car dealers advertising crappy cheap cars as a way to benefit from the scrappage scheme.

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I would think that's the case and also the new scrappage scheme, not sure if that extends to vans but would assume it does.

You have to have owned the vehicle for 12 months to qualify but if work is slow at the moment why not invest £2k in a cheap van for the short term, should last a year in which time work might have picked up (not that I believe that) and you can get your £2k back as deposit on the new one.

I have seen plenty of car dealers advertising crappy cheap cars as a way to benefit from the scrappage scheme.

The scheme ends in October,earlier if the (fixed) amount of subsidy money runs out.

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