More cars you didn't know existed...

More cars you didn't know existed...

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Fast Bug

9,390 posts

127 months

Wednesday 9th June
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Truckosaurus said:
Sir Bagalot said:
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Forty three fking grand!!!!!
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To be fair it is quite easy to spec up a Transporter/Transit/Sprinter/etc to that price level as well.

(Just looked, the base price of the electric Transporter is £44.5k, a diesel one starts at £29k)
The RV on them is awful and there's very little in terms of a dealer network which is why nobody buys them

Blown2CV

24,850 posts

169 months

Wednesday 9th June
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Truckosaurus said:
Sir Bagalot said:
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Forty three fking grand!!!!!
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To be fair it is quite easy to spec up a Transporter/Transit/Sprinter/etc to that price level as well.

(Just looked, the base price of the electric Transporter is £44.5k, a diesel one starts at £29k)
who is buying an electric van... if 'time is money' in trades, and the whole point of them being so expensive i guess is that the worker can save a ton of money on fuel... the only way you do that is if you do a ton of miles, but then you waste loads of time charging the damn thing

Fast Bug

9,390 posts

127 months

Wednesday 9th June
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Or if you're based in London and can save on the congestion charges, or you're a local council, or a cpompany that is pushing their green credentials. There are a fair few customers taking electric vans. Most go back to base at night so are charged then.

The LTV isn't what 99.99% of van customers want though, which is why there are so few around

off_again

9,905 posts

200 months

Wednesday 9th June
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The Saab 9-7X, based on the Chevrolet Trailblazer and can be had with a 6.0 LS2 Corvette engine.
Yup, if you can find the 'Aero' model, it should have around 390BHP! Same engine that was in the Corvette of the same era. But they sold very few of the bigger engine version for some reason and most people bought the 6.0 in the Trailblazer SS model instead. Not a great car, but the SS was a bit of a sleeper when compared with other SUV's at the time. And being an LS2 engine, very simple to make small modifications to drive up power. Cheap here in the US too...

Wildcat45

7,563 posts

155 months

Talbot Simca Chrysler Horizon van.

The one with the windows has Rancho potential.


generationx

3,730 posts

71 months

Citroen AX 4x4 TZX!

https://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C1349804

Advert only quoted for info, nothing to do with me. Viable alternative to the Panda?

cybertrophic

167 posts

187 months

Dapster said:
Have another stunning BMW, the 1969 2002 GT4 Fastback study by Frua. Lovely front end but the designer seems to have lost interest by the time he got to the rear.


From the A Pilllars back, it’s like they just traced over a Firat Dino coupe, but stuck on some Bedford CF back lights to make it look like a new design. Nice though.

cybertrophic

167 posts

187 months

irocfan said:
just started looking - but this one does appeal....

Brubaker box kitcar, by the look of it. Based on a VW beetle - looks like the ultimate surf wagon in photos, but could maybe carry a ham sandwich as they are tiny…

cybertrophic

167 posts

187 months

A Winner Is You said:
Not a car, but did find it interesting that they made the Bedford CF in an ultra-poverty fleet spec where a rear bumper, passenger seat and factory paint were all optional extras. Imagine how miserable you'd be having to do hundreds of miles a week in that.




Or if your business was doing really well, then you could lord it over your rivals with your sunroof, side repeaters and 2 year warranty.

My uncle spent years driving one in baby-crack brown with a government warrant symbol on the side as he used to work maintenance at a barracks. I can’t say he enjoyed it other than the fact the government markings meant he never got a speeding ticket…

saaby93

28,204 posts

144 months

eldar

16,469 posts

162 months

I followed a Proton Savvy. Never heard of that model, but it was sold in the UK.


67Dino

2,407 posts

71 months

eldar said:
I followed a Proton Savvy. Never heard of that model, but it was sold in the UK.

I believe it attracted a lot of Savvy buyers.

getmecoat

saaby93

28,204 posts

144 months

67Dino said:
eldar said:
I followed a Proton Savvy. Never heard of that model, but it was sold in the UK.

I believe it attracted a lot of Savvy buyers.

getmecoat
yes with handling by Lotus