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    where to buy an old van or minibus

    ....to then go and convert into a campervan yourself. Forget about the conversion work, thats another days work. Just think of buying a cheap reliable van (ideally with windows).
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    suggestions on the best places to get good value ( and worst places to avoid).
    Not just websites & vehicle dealers but also the types of business with fleets of vehicles that they offload regularly.
    - auctions
    - the police
    - the health services
    - schools
    - tour operators
    - taxi companies ( i heard this last one was best avoided )
    etc....
    ideas and experiences please

    #2
    I think Ebay is a pretty good place for vehicles now - used by loads of companies that put on classifed ads....

    I liked the look of this one - but it needs a bit of work. If it was an automatic and I could put a tow bar on it, I'd be after it! I always thought that these would make lovely little campers!

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/FORD-COURI...item19c8ba39a1

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      #3
      Mobility vehicles are generally good value - a friend recently bought a 2001 Kangoo, 21,000 miles on the clock, and in absolutely pristine condition for £2000.

      This one is quite interesting:

      http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/3603931780...84.m1423.l2649


      Sheila

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        #4
        Slightly off topic, but isn't this one soooo cute! I love it!

        http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/NISSAN-S-C...item336ba669f3

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          #5
          Originally posted by cesky2000 View Post
          Mobility vehicles are generally good value - a friend recently bought a 2001 Kangoo, 21,000 miles on the clock, and in absolutely pristine condition for £2000.


          Sheila
          Cor, I wish I could find a bargain like that!

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            #6
            I kept on looking on eBay, Autotrader, local papers, dealers, placed wanted adverts on numerous web sites etc without success.
            In the end found my 04 Peugeot Express parked up by the side of the road with a "For Sale" notice in the window.
            VGC despite 150,000 miles for £1500

            Paul H

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              #7
              How about a car auction?

              You need to go a couple of times to get used to how they operate - and their buyers strategy - there are some bargains out there!!

              Mike

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                #8
                Originally posted by jayjay View Post
                Cor, I wish I could find a bargain like that!
                Yes, so do I!!!

                Sheila

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                  #9
                  Googling "buy ex-post office vehicle" worked for me in the past!

                  They tend to sell them off with reasonably low mileages, and dealers often seem to buy batches, giving you some choice.

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