Road Test and Review – Volkswagen Amarok Highline V6

15th January 2019 | Road Tests and Reviews

The lifestyle 4×4 pick-up market in the UK has bucked the generally weakening trend for new LCV registrations over the past couple of years. Demand has been strong, particularly for models with a high level of trim, prompted undoubtedly by some taxation advantages, but also by changing consumer tastes which are being recognised and exploited…

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Road Test and Review – Isuzu D-Max Arctic Trucks AT35

19th December 2018 | Road Tests and Reviews

Anything but chilled…   Background Ever since they supplied the converted Toyota Hi-Lux pick-ups  for the trip to the North Pole by the BBC’s Top Gear show, Icelandic firm Arctic Trucks have gained a huge reputation for producing true, go anywhere vehicles. The first mainstream manufacturer to see a potential market for this type of…

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Insurance – The claim game…

25th October 2018 | General

In the October 2018 edition of WhatVan?, I take a look at what van operators can do to reduce insurance premiums and the cost of claims – both in terms of finances and vehicle downtime. http://www.whatvan.co.uk/analysis-and-comment/2018/insurance-the-claim-game

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Buying Used – A guide for the wary…

25th October 2018 | General

A feature published in the August 2018 edition of WhatVan where I take a look at the potential pitfalls of buying used… http://www.whatvan.co.uk/analysis-and-comment/2018/remarketing-buying-used-a-guide-for-the-wary

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Road Test and Review – Mercedes-Benz Sprinter (2018MY)

24th October 2018 | Road Tests and Reviews

Technology comes to the white van man…   Background Compared to other categories of light commercial vehicle, the 3.5 tonne GVW sector is probably the least sexy and most utilitarian. These are serious load luggers, be it on parcel deliveries, as a mobile service vehicle, or a double cab tipper working on construction projects. Workhorses,…

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Road Test and Review – Ford Transit Custom (2018MY)

21st August 2018 | Road Tests and Reviews

The market leader gets a makeover…   Background Since it was launched in 2012 the Transit Custom has been a firm favourite with drivers and fleet operators. Its reputation for comfort and practicality together with excellent residual values and running costs has made it regularly top the sales charts in the UK for all LCV’s,…

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