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Discussion in 'General Off Topic Chat' started by Jimbobcook, Apr 25, 2018.

  1. Jimbobcook

    Jimbobcook SCN sticker = +20bhp
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    Morning All,

    Is it just me that really enjoys renting a van for moving stuff... There's something about being a van man that seems better than a car even without the speed or handling lol

    My favourite thing is being able to extend my arm fully forward to say thank you to someone instead of just raising my hand whilst on the steering wheel.

    Random question but hey, I'm a random sort of guy...

    Cheers
     
  2. Leeoncupra

    Leeoncupra Leon cupra 240 stg1

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  3. Jimbobcook

    Jimbobcook SCN sticker = +20bhp
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    Lucky you! I'd love a van but I don't have any use for it working in IT haha
     
  4. Leeoncupra

    Leeoncupra Leon cupra 240 stg1

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    Mobile office

    I wouldnt mind a small van like a caddy and put my cupra running gear in it

    forged engine,revo intake,3" TBE r tech stage 2 -323bhp 333ftlb build thead: http://www.seatcupra.net/forums/showthread.php?t=440348
     
  5. theoldboy

    theoldboy Cupra 280 with attitude

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    We have a Ford Tourneo Custom and i have to say Vans are not what they used to be, more like cars these days.

    Plenty of poke and for such a big van it goes round the corners well, however yesterday when I went to fill up with fuel i got a £90-00 shock but then the trip to the tip is much easier with a big van.
     
  6. Jimbobcook

    Jimbobcook SCN sticker = +20bhp
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    I got a sprinter to drive and it wasn't slow but as it was a long wheelbase it was old school van style handling haha

    Yeah filling up doesn't seem as fun. Forgot to check mpg of the standard drive... What do you get for vans these days?

    Cheers
     
  7. theoldboy

    theoldboy Cupra 280 with attitude

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    She is showing 36.6 at the moment, Its got a very nice 6 speed manual gearbox and Ford quote 50.4 but we don't do any long distance driving so very happy with this figure.
     
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    That's the best mpg I can get out of the Cupra R lol
     
  9. theoldboy

    theoldboy Cupra 280 with attitude

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    Afraid my Cupra is in the twenty's but then I do enjoy the car....

    Yes the new diesel engines are very good (even if they don't want us to drive them anymore) giving good fuel economy and i have to say power
     
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    I think I must drive like a pansy haha off to find me some v power garage at the weekend so I know where I have to tavel to so I can get this r tech map for 98ron and above.

    I do like a good surge of power midrange on a dirty diesel!
     
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  11. theoldboy

    theoldboy Cupra 280 with attitude

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    Sure you don't drive slowly but if you are petrol I also use Tesco Momentum 99 when I cant get to a Shell garage.
    One good thing about the MK3 Sat Nav when you run low on petrol it pops up with all the petrol stations near you.

    I have the High Octane map on mine already although it also comes with a low octane version (which I dont use).
     
  12. Leeoncupra

    Leeoncupra Leon cupra 240 stg1

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    My mpg went up after my r tech map

    I can have fun and still average 28mpg on a average drive thats including a few spool ups

    forged engine,revo intake,3" TBE r tech stage 2 -323bhp 333ftlb build thead: http://www.seatcupra.net/forums/showthread.php?t=440348
     
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    Had a transit to drive from Glasgow to Birmingham and back, £84 quid in fuel.

    Thing was fully loaded with extras and comfy as hell but the rectangle shape doesn't like wind much
     
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    I'm at the stage where is I start modding it will get into a hobby I'll be attached and that's not good for my bank...
     
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    Haha I think I should be a man with a van as a hobby... Shame I'm skinny and probably not built for lifting all the time lol

    That sounds like a crap journey lol how long did that take?
     
  16. theoldboy

    theoldboy Cupra 280 with attitude

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    Its called owning a SEAT, Its addictive, Fun and Expensive until the engine blows then its sad and expensive
     
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    theoldboy Cupra 280 with attitude

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    Nice car and poor bank balance I am guessing
     
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    It was a work thing, 4 of us going down for a conference and to somsome reason enterprise gave us a 9 seater transit lol

    5hrs taking the toll road each way. It would have been more than £84 in fuel, I gave it back with 1/5 tank. Had I filled it again it would have been £130/£130 in fuel.

    I will say a transit is capable of greater than 70mph in my opinion ....
     
  19. Leeoncupra

    Leeoncupra Leon cupra 240 stg1

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    Story of my life

    forged engine,revo intake,3" TBE r tech stage 2 -323bhp 333ftlb build thead: http://www.seatcupra.net/forums/showthread.php?t=440348
     
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    If you had to put a figure on the time and parts put into your fine motor what would you estimate?

    Cheers
     

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