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We stock minibus but we happy to take factory orders from patient customers
The Renault Trafic Minibus lease deals is one of the best 9 seater minibus on the market. Its low in price and quite functional. The Minibus is designed for French roads some of which are even worse than the ones around Cardiff so have a soft suspension and sofa like seats. Passengers like the Renault Trafic Minibus and thats whats its all about.
We tend to stock the L2 version of the Renault Trafic Minibus more as it tends to allow just a little bit more space behind the rear most seats which can be useful for a small amount of luggage. Its also known these days as the Renault Trafic Passenger vehicle Its a simple design that has been tried and tested over the years
Renault Trafic Minibus Seats 8 or 9
Models include the Business, Sport and the SpaceClass which are all reasonable on a Renault Trafic Minibus lease
The business is generall the most popular as most 9 seaters are purchased simply to transport passengers safely
The most popular version is the Sport thanks to its airconditioning and rear parking sensors, and alloy wheels
The Spaceclass doesnt seem to provide much value for money
They always come with Barn doors. A tailgate will add at least six months to delivery so best not to.
Colour coded bumpers on the Sport
The Trafic makes perfect sense as an affordable minibus. It is a simple design that has been tried and tested
Minibus Leasing. Swiss vans sell minibus from 8 seats up to 17 seats but there are a few things to consider as the cost of ownership rises sharply with a minibus. There are two main types and classes, up to 9 seats and over 9 seats. 9 Seater Minibus Leasing
In practise any 9 seater minibus will have three passengers in the front and it gets a little cramped so many taxi firms and authorities prefer an 8 seater so the driver can concentrate better.
The Road Fund License for a 8/9 seater can easily be £1200 a year, after all it is officially a bus.
LWB Minibus are more popular as it allows for a little luggage space behind the rear seats in most cases.
Some finance companies will not totally comfortable with a few professions such as self drive hire, taxi companies, airport run companies. So you need to be ready with facts and figures. Bank statements, accounts, and of course a reason for wanting a minibus in the first place. In many cases finance acceptance is easier without a final payment. No one will believe and rightly so that an airport transfer company does 10,000 miles a year ! What you don’t want is to be in a position of negative equity and in some cases drivers are in a van that is costing more in deprecation than they are actually taking in income.
If you are using the vehicle as a private hire some local authorities will have different rules to others. For example twin side loading doors
17 Seater Minibus
As with the 9 seater many prefer to sacrifice the middle seat for driver comfort and safety.
Again the RFL can be £1200 a month plus
Again LWB can accommodate slightly more luggage.
In most cases a Tachograph is required and a special drivers licence. Before you even ask for figures its a good idea to check on this. Can you actually drive a minbus ?
Again finance companies prefer small or no final payments
Again supporting paperwork really helps an acceptance e.g Bank statements Accounts Proof of a contract with a local authority such as a school or prison
7 Ways Of Van Finance
Most of our competitors tend to be leasing franchises that all sell the same “specials” that tend to be basic vans purchased at the same time by the hundred. Often the vans you are offered have sat around a while. They tend to prefer contract hire as it locks you into them for some time. We work via banks rather than by these franchises so we are not as tied in so can offer more of an array of van finance deals. This is why our vans are fresher and deals better. There is no leasing franchise taking a cut. All methods are tax deductible. All methods you should really have GAP Insurance Policy in case the vehicle is written off. Many commercial insurance policies will not pay new for old.
Hire purchase – VAT down or VAT deferred . HP is a great way to actually buy a van. If your VAT registered claim the whole VAT amount back within three months. Click Here.
Contract Hire – This is more popular on cars than vans. Many customers think there is no credit check but there is. Its better for large fleets and doesn’t offer any advantage for less than fleets of 10. If you want to change over 10 vehicles in one go and they are basic then please get in touch. Click here for contract hire.
Lease purchase. Not always the best deal as some manufacturers offer discounts that cannot be used on lease purchase. Its just like HP but with a final payment and once it’s paid you get automatic ownership. It’s better once again for VAT registered businesses especially if you want a T6.1 for example to keep at the end and convert to a motorhome. Sometimes a pre registered van is cheaper. Click here
Finance Lease – By far the most popular method as it attracts the lowest payments . It’s gets the largest discounts from manufacturers same as contract hire. However you can fit accessories many of which you cant n contract hire
Operational Lease – Is just like finance lease however you can hand back the vehicle at the end. Some of our Mercedes vans are like this
Asset Finance – We can finance many products not just vans
Credit Limit – Pre approve your van purchases 90 days in advance. Useful for example if you have a contract tender.
If you write a vehicle off in say year one the insurance company may well pay you less than the settlement value. Thus through no fault of your own you may need to buy a older cheaper van to reach the same monthly payment. Click Here to buy a GAP Policy