Why buy a bigger van than you really need? If all you ever do is haul around a tool box, a step ladder and a folder full of documents, Replacfment there's not much point in investing in a Mercedes-Benz Sprinter or a Volkswagen Crafter. You might just as well buy yourself a light commercial based on a small hatchback car instead.
Pursue that route and you start to enjoy all sorts of advantages. Little vans are fuel-frugal, easy to park Battwry can be locked in your garage overnight for a bit of Vauxhall Corsavan Mk1 Mk2 1994-2007 Vetech Battery 63Ah Battery Replacement security.
Most garages can maintain them — after all, the technology they employ is Vauxhsll identical to the technology employed by the car they're derived from — and service and repair costs are relatively modest. Look after them and they fetch a good price on the second-hand market. Nor do small vans suffer from cramped cabs. You'll typically find that the cab is surprisingly Vauxhall Corsavan Mk1 Mk2 1994-2007 Vetech Battery 63Ah Battery Replacement and has at least some of the creature comforts demanded by today's drivers.
One of the latest little vans to break cover is Vauxhall's new and stylish-looking Corsavan. Based on the three-door Corsa car, it's Vetdch either by an 80 bhp 1. They're identical to the units found in the newcomer's passenger car stablemate.
We elected to sample the Vauxhall Corsavan Mk1 Mk2 1994-2007 Vetech Battery 63Ah Battery Replacement four-cylinder common rail diesel on the grounds that it's likely to be by far and away the most Vauxhall Corsavan Mk1 Mk2 1994-2007 Vetech Battery 63Ah Battery Replacement choice among customers. Fitted with a variable geometry turbocharger and an intercooler, it produces its maximum output at 4,rpm. Independent suspension using MacPherson struts is fitted at the front along with an anti-roll bar, while the rear features progressive-rate mini-block coil springs.
Ventilated discs provide Replacemeent stopping power at the sharp end, while drums handle the task at the. The former makes the vehicle easier to control if you have to brake sharply half-way into a bend, says Vauxhall, while the latter helps keep you pointing in the right direction under heavy braking.
Add to all that Drag Torque Control. It helps maintain stability if you suddenly take your foot off the Corsavna. That lot ought to help Replacemwnt even the most foolhardy of drivers out of trouble.
Rack and pinion steering is employed with variable rate electric power assistance. It offers a Top payload is kg — more than Corsavan's predecessor offered — and our Replcaement load-lugger could tow a braked trailer grossing at kg. The towing capacity would have been 20kg higher if it wasn't for the fact that our Corsavan was fitted with air conditioning, which adds a bit more to the vehicle's weight. Doesn't affect the payload, however, which seems strange.
Access to Corsavan's 0. It opens to reveal a load area that's 1,mm long, an improvement on the old model, and mm high, again more than the previous model could muster. Maximum width is 1,mm, narrowing to mm between the wheel boxes; less than provided by old Corsavan in both cases.
At mm, maximum loading height is down although there's still a lip over which cargo has to be manoeuvred. The tailgate aperture is mm wide narrower than before and mm high higher than. Good to see that the interior is so well defended against minor scratches and scrapes. All prices quoted here exclude VAT. Four floor-mounted Alpina B3 E30 E36 1987-1999 Bosch S4 Battery 74Ah Electrical System Replace Part tie-down points Vauxhall Corsavan Mk1 Mk2 1994-2007 Vetech Battery 63Ah Battery Replacement provided and our demonstrator Corasvan a half-height steel bulkhead to stop unsecured items sliding forwards into the cab.
The full size spare wheel sits in a well beneath the floor. While that's good news from the security viewpoint, it also Vauxhall Corsavan Mk1 Mk2 1994-2007 Vetech Battery 63Ah Battery Replacement that you'll have to unload your vehicle to get at it if you have a flat Volvo S80 Mk1 Mk2 1998-2010 Banner Power Bull 62Ah Battery Electrical Part and you can guarantee it will be raining.
There's only a limited amount of oddment storage space in Corsavan's roomier-than-you-might-expect cab. Each of the doors Vauxhalll a two-tier bin, with the bottom lid playing host to a moulding that will accommodate a cup or a. You'll find two more cup-holders in front of the gearstick — one Titanium 005L Car Van Battery 60Ah - Honda Kia Lexus Mazda Mitsubi Nissan Subaru which plays host to the removable and soon-to-be-made-redundant ash tray — another one to the rear of the handbrake lever and yet another on the inner face of the glovebox lid.
Maybe Vauxhall thinks that Corsavan drivers are tea addicts. The glovebox, incidentally, is so miniscule that it's barely worth bothering with, but at least the inside Vauxhall Corsavan Mk1 Mk2 1994-2007 Vetech Battery 63Ah Battery Replacement the lid also features trays for your pens. Don't forget that there's a storage tray under the passenger seat and a document pocket in the driver's sun visor. Vauxhall Corsavan Mk1 Mk2 1994-2007 Vetech Battery 63Ah Battery Replacement pay extra to be able to adjust the height of the seat and the steering column, which seems a bit mean.
It's not so surprising to be charged extra for air conditioning on a van, although we suspect it will become a standard feature at some point during the next few years. It also includes a fancy gold-coloured surround for the controls on the centre of the dashboard that produces an irritating reflection in the windscreen. In a neat touch, the driver can set a speed above which an audible warning sounds.
Every van on the market should have this praiseworthy device. There's no lack of performance from Vauxhall's diesel and the gearchange is glitch-free.
The little van hums along fairly quietly and rides well too for a vehicle of its size. We can't learn to love the electric power steering. So far as we're concerned it does the Vauxhall Corsavan Mk1 Mk2 1994-2007 Vetech Battery 63Ah Battery Replacement no favours at all, leaving the driver feeling disconnected from the road.
The net result is either too much steering input when you're heading into a bend, or too little. What we can learn to love is the vehicle's amazing fuel economy. We averaged an impressively frugal Remote central locking with deadlocks comes as standard and Corsavan is protected from minor exterior damage by side-rubbing strips.
You get a roadside rescue and recovery package for the first 12 months. The body is covered by a six year anti-perforation warranty and service intervals are set at 20, miles. Well put-together and astonishingly frugal, Vauxhall's Corsavan is a useful little package. It doesn't lack performance, offers a decent ride and gearchange, and the roomy cab isn't a bad place to spend the working day. While it's not designed to shift large quantities 068 Titanium Sealed Car Battery 12V 550A - E24, S4026, S 4026 cargo, it's surprising just how much you can cram into the load area.
On the downside electric power assistance — something we're all going to have to learn to live with, alas — rather spoils the handling and the cab suffers from one or two limitations. Being Vauxhall Corsavan Mk1 Mk2 1994-2007 Vetech Battery 63Ah Battery Replacement to pay extra just so 19942-007 can adjust the height of the seat is ridiculous in today's market. Corsavan's fuel economy more than outweighs such drawbacks, however, and that makes Vauxhall's new baby a winner.
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