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That to be a van.

You are right. It’s a VW and it’s rather big. In since we’re not counting such as MAN and Scania, it’s the biggest vehicle to wear a VW Get it in its biggest guise, with the wheelbase and you have a vehicle the part of a metre longer a Phantom Extended Wheelbase the ability to cart 15,000 of stock. If you could fill it water you could call it a pool.

So what’s it like to

Structurally, a bit wobbly. All that space, sheltered by a slender lattice does tend to and heave around a bit. And the springs bounce up and down and hop a little unnervingly, until you put a in it, at which point it settles and gets on with the job in hand. But you chiefly notice and what your impression of life in van is the view ahead. It’s sitting with your on an IMAX screen. The Crafter, than any other van I’ve has a windscreen of such towering that your peripheral is almost always engaged. makes your eyes to flit about the place in the way way they do when trying to a fly.

Was there a fly in there?

There have been. The Crafter’s has a lot of altitude so there could been one in the upper layers of the Or hidden in one of the cubby holes. are more of those than are copies printed of the Sun each Come to think if it, you might get a tabloid’s entire daily run in the load bay, too. one copy jammed into the of the windscreen, obviously.

Any toys to play with?

no, not really. I expect you can tick a few but this one didn’t give the of anything other than a swathe of grey, moulded that stretched across the as endlessly as a desert, punctuated by small oases of interest as the heating and stereo controls, and the and indentations for can/tabloid/Yorkie storage. mouldings, obviously, this a VW.


Anything else you want to get off chest?

Ah, yes, the chief for telling you about the Crafter in the place. Telling you about all VW really. Here’s a fascinating VW sells more vans the entire production runs of and Porsche combined.

Quite a

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Isn’t it? 550,370 easily Porsche (151,999) and SEAT put together and explain why every vehicle on the motorway early in the seems to be a white van of some One more nice stat: all the vans Caddy Maxi, Crafter and including everything tippers to minibuses, there are 957 of VW van. Something there for surely.

My pick would be the California van.

Well, quite. I a theory on the California ( picture 7, above ). And this is not that too expensive for what it is (£44,615) and can seat four people. No, I something else I wish to with you. Take a and think about what put in your dream five-car

I’m going to agonise for on that one. What’s point?

Well, what’s the car you put in? The banker, right? The one car that do it all, leaving the other slots free for you to be as hedonistic as you Using this philosophy, the car on my fantasy list was always the Rover Discovery. It would care of the family/towing/off-road/seven-seat/life duties, me to open the selfishness taps. But I thought about it again and now I a California would be the first car my dream garage. I think trade the Disco’s off-road and MPV for the California’s overnighting potential. all.

You’ve just opened a can of

That’s right, and now I’m to open it to the floor. What be the first car you’d put in your car garage? I know, weird to end, having started by about vans, but one that’s likely to engage those who bothered reading this far

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