Member Since: 22nd Jun 2014
29th Apr 2019
Well that business over side window was the old yardstick by which the definitions were drawn.. & was what a lot of (previous) UK vehicle manufacturers did to various line vehicles to suit that description..
The old Ford Escort panel van was one, & in later years, Land Rover built Discovery 1' s with blanked windows in the rear quarters & side-opening doors, but were allowed to leave the alpine light windows on the curve of the roof in place.. A 12-seater Land Rover ( with long bench seats in rear instead of four small folding ones) got past as a 'minibus' but the 10-seaters were an 'estate car..!
( seat belt law changes in later years kicked these definitions into touch & I would have thought positioning of the anchors for these for removeable-seat vehicles today would have also been question of what constituted car or van..)
4th Dec 2018
I think its fair to say though that whilst skilled/non-skilled & qualified/non-qualified individuals can quote or pas on their knowledge, advice or experiences, the more savvy will temper that information or their comments with something along the lines of '..you're on your own..' if the party reading or using it chooses to act on it..??
22nd Oct 2018
I could'nt agree more..!!
I presume that post Brexit, implementing this additional burden should be a bit academic..??