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Parkers Van Deal of the Week 31/10/14

  • Ford Transit Custom for £10,291 plus VAT
  • A saving of £3,256 off the list price
  • Car-like comfort with great loading capabilities

We continue the ‘small van’ theme with this Friday’s Parkers Van Deal of the Week. The current generation of Ford Transit Connect is a vast improvement on the old, and this deal from buyacar.co.uk means the can benefit the driving comfort and loading capabilities for £3,256 less than what you’d expect to pay.

Load capacity

It’s the short wheelbase model, but it is still capable of carrying loads of up to 3 metres in length thanks to a gate in the bulkhead. Total load volume stands at 2.9 cubic metres, and payload at 625kg.

Car like qualities

The Transit Connect shares the same platform, and many components, with the Ford C-Max and as such benefits from passenger car refinement and handling. This particular van comes with the 73bhp variant of the 1.6 turbo-diesel engine, which provides ample torque (220Nm) and great fuel economy (58.9mpg combined).

Availability and costs

Running costs are reduced even further thanks to the lengthy, 20,000 mile service intervals. Ford’s commercial vehicle extends up to three years or 100,000 miles, whichever comes first and one year breakdown assist. Click here to read the full review on the Ford Transit Connect or click here to view all the latest deals.