Now, this could tempt me…van content
The rear seat in the T5 does look a long way forward. Certainly looks further forward than the one in mine, which is also a triple.
Edit, mine also has been fitted with a second set of floor mounts so it can be set back to give loads of living space when the fronts are swiveled. Although too far back door the side seatbelts so only the centre seat can be used for travelling when in that position.Posted 3 years ago
Actually in the cold light of day comparing with mine I don’t think the seat position is that (if any) different. The position of the front seats in the swivelled pic doesn’t help the appearance. The passenger could be slid back against the dash, the driver side less so due to wheel. There is admitedly not a great amount of room with the seats swiveled but it’s fine for a wet picnic with the kids. When driving there is plenty of room, leg and width, for 3 adults to comfortably sit in the back. Did Le Mans and back this year sat in the back of one between 2 6’+ broad shouldered lads.Posted 3 years agocr500domSubscriber
I`ve just been through this process…..
It came down to a 6 month old T5 Combi, 180 DSG, SWB with 10,000 miles on it
Or a new LWB Transit Doublecab in van (Kombi) 155ps but manual.
I chose the transit in the end, I`ll be interested to see what the residuals end up like in 3 years, but on finance cost alone the T5 over the same period was £3600 more expensive with a +£3000 bigger balloon payment at the end too.
£6600 more expensive over 3 years and the base starting price was £1600 higher as well.
I`ll be interested to see whether the Residual value is £6k plus difference 3 years down the line.
I liked both, the transit drove better (Although the DSG and extra power was lovely in the T5) and had a better equipment level.
With a Bulkhead it also (For me) makes a much more sensible bike van.
You could easily do a 6 blokes, 6 bikes (Wheels on) and kit roadtrip in total comfort.Posted 3 years ago
Well, the brown T5 didn’t hang around long, so that one is a moot point.
However, I now have my eye on this one. The windows have been added, hence no sliding door on the drivers side. There are currently no rear seats, but I’m thinking of having 2 added (rather than 3) to make it more useable – cost £750.
It’s got a nice spec though – 180bhp, DSG, 4-Motion, Sat Nav etc
Posted 3 years agoallfankledupSubscriber
Get dual rear sliding door if you can…..a must have when dropping the kids at school etc, and just makes life easier…..
The rear kombi seats (2+1) are great – lots of room for passengers, and easy to remove one or the other as needed (been fetching and carrying plywood sheets this week)
The Kombi rubber floor is a must have IMHO.Posted 3 years ago
Nice colour by the way
I don’t need 6 seats and certainly won’t be dropping my 14 yr old at school – she’d rather crawl over broken glass!
Three seats in the back would be a waste 99% of the time and being a work van – working on the highways, I would always access from the verge side.Posted 3 years agoengineeringcowboyMember
Now that is a lovely van!! Almost makes me think about getting another before I get the discovery
Can you not get the two rear seats on rails. Looks like a long wheelbase so when using it for work you can just slide me forward giving you pretty much the space of a normal van and then for weekend trips you can slide em back and have proper space for adults and perhaps get one of those clip in tables. Also useful for work to do all the paper work on if you don’t have a site office
Saying that my kombi is the only car where someone can comfortably sit behind me.Posted 3 years ago
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