Today I paid Beeston Brothers a visit, they are about 10 miles from me just off the A515 which is the road to Ashbourne. They were friendly and showed me round some vans and then I took out one of the Ex AA’s they had in stock for a run. To be honest I wasn’t initially blown away by it as the clutch and steering seemed heavier than my 1.9 and it it didn’t seem much quicker. However it was soon apparent there was loads more torque and you didn’t have to stir the box or rev it has high as my 1.9 to make good progress. I’d certainly buy a van from them as they were very friendly and helpful but i think I’ve now decided that I couldn’t face driving around in something which was bright yellow and so blatantly an old AA van. I have nothing against yellow but it certainly would not be a colour I’d pick by choice.
So the search continues.