Everyone has at least one mate who spends their days on the road behind the wheel of a van. Often their vehicle of choice is through necessity rather than personal taste, but there are, however, quite a few of us who have elected to put a commercial vehicle to use as our daily driver. And that makes a lot of sense when you think about it – gone are the worries of car park dents, and you can chuck stuff in the back without damaging delicate trim or fabrics too.
But how about a Minivan – surely you’d be just as precious over one of those as a regular daily drive Mini? Maybe today, but Minivans were treated just like any other commercial vehicle over the years.
Whether it’s panel damage as a consequence of careless driving, tatty interiors or even mechanical neglect, the chances are that you’ll need to invest a fair amount of work to get a weathered Minivan back into good shape. It would seem that the only way to ensure it all runs as smoothly as the day that it left the factory would be to go back in time, buy one from new and to never put it into active service! Surely nobody bought a brand new Minivan to use exclusively as their ‘ regular’ car though, right? Wrong...