I'm looking for a vehicle for work that can carry 4 people plus a moderate amount of kit (about x2 hatchbacks worth) and offer good MPG, have highish ground clearance & be able to cope with mud & once a week FC track/off road mud tracks.
A full size van is overkill (I've driven sprinters, transits, vitos & HiAces) for the amount of stuff we need to carry and a 4x4 pick up w hardtop seems overkill for the amount of off road we do.
Reading this post from a few years back - http://singletrackworld.com/forum/topic/what-4x4-van & the Citroen Dispatch XTR looks great but looks discontinued & the Kangoo not big enough..
We're applying for funding for it (we're a charity) & so it needs to be new, lowish running costs & reliable...
Any thoughts/recommendations/real world experiences?