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Which small van is most reliable?

I am trying to decide on a small van and would like to know, in your opinion, which is the most reliable from this list: Opel Combo, Citroen Berlingo, Volkswagen Caddy or Renault Kangoo. Bear in mind I would be looking at maybe 2004 to 2007, depending on cost.

Thank you

Filed under commercial vehicle - Asked by George O'Sullivan O'Sullivan (Cork) - Thu, 16 Jan 2014 17:52

Can I import a seven-seat commercial?


In terms of importing a Land Rover Discovery that has a commercial classification in the UK already, but has seven seats - what needs to be done in terms of conversion?

Filed under commercial vehicle - Asked by Mark Quinn (Dublin) - Thu, 16 Feb 2017 16:32

Expensive to convert a Transporter?

What are the cost issues with converting a Transporter SWB to a crew cab?

Filed under commercial vehicle - Asked by Ollie Stapleton (Kilkenny) - Mon, 21 Nov 2016 22:06

What's the tax on a commercial SUV?


I'm thinking of buying a commercial SUV; what is the tax rate on it?

Filed under commercial vehicle - Asked by Garoid Byrne (Dublin) - Fri, 11 Nov 2016 23:13

I'd like a classy five-seat commercial please...


I'm in the market for a new executive commercial vehicle - but it needs to have five seats. Loophole a go go... The obvious choice is the Land Rover Discovery, but I understand they are being phased out and so my leasing company won't offer it as an option. Things like an L200 / Ranger / Hilux / Navara are a little TOO commercial for my tastes...

The Pajero Executive is nice, but the equipment, engine and layout all seem older than I am. The Touareg is a nice bus, but seems expensive compared to the rest and I've heard so-so reports in terms of value for money. Any ideas what else I should look for? Do Volvo / BMW / Audi do a five-seater that classes as commercial?

Filed under commercial vehicle - Asked by Al The Commercial Vehicle Looking Guy (Dublin) - Sat, 03 Sep 2016 19:44

Hyundai Montana or Mercedes V-Class?

Hyundai Montana versus Mercedes-Benz V-Class? Which is the best one to run, fuel wise, resale value, tax and reliability? I know there's a big difference in price, but just wondering which is better to invest in long term.

Filed under commercial vehicle - Asked by Jenny Lynch (Navan) - Tue, 28 Jun 2016 19:49

Citroen Berlingo Multispace: good for dogs?

Is the Citroen Berlingo Multispace a reliable car? What are its weaknesses? I'm involved with training dogs for a charity and ease of cleaning is one of the issues.

Thank you,


Filed under commercial vehicle - Asked by Michael Ho (Dublin) - Thu, 24 Mar 2016 02:50

Is the Volkswagen Caddy the best van?

Hello, I am looking to buy a small van, and I have being told that I should only be thinking of the Volkswagen Caddy. Are Caddys so reliable that it's my only choice? I would also like to know what are the common issues with Caddys.

Kind regards


Filed under commercial vehicle - Asked by Kaara Zadeh - Sat, 19 Mar 2016 18:54

Santa Fe or Land Rover Discovery Sport?


I need a commercial 4x4 for towing and general business use. I've narrowed it down to the Hyundai Santa Fe or the Land Rover Discovery Sport. Which is the better 4x4 in terms of economics, comfort and resale value


Filed under commercial vehicle - Asked by Eoin Bara (Dublin) - Wed, 24 Feb 2016 10:34

Worth importing a van for private use?


I'm looking at importing a Volkswagen T5 or 2006-2007 SWB Kombi, 2.0 TDI diesel, windows and seats in the back with no bulkhead. First thing is, can I tax and insure it privately? Secondly, could I buy a commercial van in Ireland, remove the bulkhead, add rear windows and seats and tax and insure privately for roughly same price as import?

Thanks in advance for your experience.


Filed under commercial vehicle - Asked by Brian Mulroy (Drogheda) - Wed, 27 Jan 2016 21:13

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