What is it?
In case you hadn’t cottoned on yet, there’s a major new trend emerging in the medium panel van world.
Smart traders are ignoring the constraints of the typical British business in these economically restrained times.
Instead they are snapping up trendy looking vans with all sorts of bling: alloy wheels, go-faster stripes, metallic paint and rorty engines.
these vans actually make good business sense and can pay for themselves over and over again
Don’t just shake your head and mutter “more money than sense”, you there at the back! You may be surprised to learn that these vans actually make good business sense and can pay for themselves over and over again.
Just stop and think about it.
Say you are a plumber and you turn up at a potential client’s house in a battered old LDV Convoy with bits hanging off it. What kind of image of your professionalism does that portray? Personally I wouldn’t let you through my front door!
Pitch up in the van on review here, on the other hand – the new Ford Transit Custom Sportvan – and I’d welcome you with open arms.
To me, you’d look every inch a go-ahead kind of guy who really knew what’s what when it comes to business.
And it doesn’t stop there. Items like alloy wheels and metallic paint can actually make you a profit when you come to sell your van, as it will stand out like Kate Moss on the catwalk at your local auction centre against the more staid offerings. You’ll have buyers snapping at your heels with their bids. A van like this can make hundreds of pounds more than a bog standard one at selling time.
Ford, ever a company that understands the needs of those who admire all things shiny and fast (I still dream of owning a Ford Sierra Cosworth!), is well aware of this emerging trend in vans.