Right Peeps, its time to invest in a new van. Old sturdy Transit has done me and cruisewirral proud for a number of years but she dosnt meet my requirments any more and rather than invest big money into her to mod it up i am looking at buying a newer van and modding this one up instead.
That sounds simple, well not really as i need the van to do several things
- Good for Towing (Car Transporter)
- Good for the beach (4 wheel drive for Launching Jetski's)
- Everyday runaround
- Look good (Obviously)
Now, these qualities are easy to come across in a van apart from the four wheel drive bit but that is a must. I got the Transit stuck on the beach recently and very nearly lost her to the mersey. The water was almost coming in the doors then a friend arrived at a rate of knots in a Rangy and dragged me out. Very scarey indeed.....
So, where do you start ? I have done allot of homework and i think i have come up with a good soloution Mazda Bongo 2.5 TD
This is the one i am looking at buying.
Okay, she looks a bit plain should we say so i hit Photoshop and planed some mods to see what she would look like.
.20" alloys and smoked glass Removed the Grafix
This made her look all abit basic and NAKED so i thought i would jazz her up a tad with some new revised Grafix
Personally i am liking this allot. Okay the grafix wouldnt be exactly as in the last pic but it gives an idea what she could look like.
The bongo has the following features :
- Electric elavating roof (Sleeps 2)
- 8 Seats(Fold into a double bed)
- Automatic Gearbox
- 2.5 TD engine
- Four Wheel Drive
- Electric blinds on all rear windows
- Parking sensors
- Tailgate rear door (Ideal for what i need)
- Side loading door
Its even a camper van sleeping 4 people inside it .... Now thats a bonus for car shows etc.
Whats everyone think and can you think of any other vehicles that would do the same job or better as i need to sell the transit soon and get something better.
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