4×4 vehicle with stoarge, seating for 4 & good MPG
Or how about a Peugeot (Partner or similar) with “grip control”.
Still 2WD, but makes the traction control, ESP and ABS all work together to give performance close to a 4×4. If you’re not driving it up the side of a mountain this may suffice for the level of off-roading you’ll be doing?
Not sure what vehicles it’s available on, but the 3008 reviews describe the Grip Control package.
Cheers,Posted 4 years ago
and a 4×4 pick up w hardtop seems overkill for the amount of off road we do.
So, why did you put 4×4 in your title description if you consider it inappropriate? 😉Posted 4 years ago
Anyway, a set of chunky tyres might suffice for occasional off road, altho I don’t think there are many options beyond 4×4 for high ground clearance?
A Nissan Navara will do 34mpg general road driving, if driven in the style of an old lady. Much less off road and in the mountains, of course.Capt. KronosSubscriber
I used one for work for 3 years, held a reasonable amount and was better than would be expected off road. They are also fairly good on price.
I can’t remember what MPG I got from it, but low 40s I think.
Wasn’t a bad car, and better off road than the Outlander it was replaced with. Changing that now for an L200 though since I need to be able to carry more and in more offroady type situations!Posted 4 years ago
Thanks for all the replies – all very much appreciated (BANana aside 😉 ).
There isn’t currently a company vehicle – everyone uses their own vehicles & recent garage bills and reports are all related to mud & discs and the associated wear n tear.
We’re a Forest School and deliver projects on various forest & woodland sites with varying access – some have fire roads, some have muddy tracks whilst others have car parks right next to the chosen site . We’re not delivering kit to the top of Snowdon but do encounter mud & rain on a very regular basis (based in wet S Wales).
The partner looks great but the crew version doesn’t have the Grip package plus not entirely sure if theres enough space
Great car & like the functionality of the scout but MIL has an Octavia estate & we need more space than that.
The Citroen website is a joy to specify model & features but the dispatch looks about the right sizePosted 4 years ago
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 4×4 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-4×4-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?
CheersPosted 4 years ago
dusters tiny in the back.
tbh re reading the op the pick up is the obvious choice unless he wants ot carry less or less people – or go less off the beaten track. Look at ssangyong korrando sport or the isuzu TF range – both can be had in basic rough and ready for much less than l200s , hilux and navaras.
surfaced forestry track doesnt need 4×4. Unsurfaced forestry track would be fools folly to take a solitary 4×4 down anyway as there is every chance you wont get back up the track and require recovering.
on that basis youll probably be fine with 2wd and a tiny smidge of common sense – 4wd just means you get stuck deeper before stopping. (unless of course you will be administering staff with propper training for the use of)Posted 4 years ago
Yeti looks good but again not sure if theres enough boot space for us.
Having gone through the above it looks like its small van or pickup rather than car..
The Caddy Maxi combi looks a good shout but reviews are mixed to say the least. Any real world experience anyone?Posted 4 years agoSprocketJockeyMember
We’ve got a Scout – great car, hugely capable when it gets slippy and the boot is huge – doubt there is much less room than in the crew cab versions of the small vans you’re considering. Yeti boot is actually considerably smaller than the Octavia if I recall. Could perhaps add a roof box for extra storage?
Caddy 4 Motion sounds like a good call.
I know you’ve discounted the bigger vans but it’s worth looking for a T5 4-Motion crew cab. Car-like to drive. Not much bigger footprint than a big estate and tons of room.Posted 4 years ago
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