This generous tipper will make you come back for more
That song by Sting really had a point, you know the one about drinking tea instead of coffee and only having his toast done on one side? An Englishman in New York – it really highlighted the quirking little difference between English people and their American cousins.
Another thing Sting could have chucked into the tune was the whole idea of tipping. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not against throwing a few quid in on top of the bill if the service has been good, but you try leaving a New York restaurant without tipping and you’ll hear all about it.
You need to be a good tipper if you’re going to visit the Big Apple and if you’re the sort of person who needs a van that can unload quickly and efficiently, you’ll be on the lookout for a reliable tipper as well.
Luckily, LDV has one which can tick all the boxes. It’s comfy, reliable and has a generous payload. On top of that, the LDV V80 Tipper is cracking value as well, meaning you’ll not be dreading the bill for this one (tip not included though).
So if you are on the lookout for something practical and affordable and are still weighing up your options, maybe the LDV V80 can ‘tip’ the scales for you (I’ll get my coat).
Now let’s take a closer look at the LDV V80 Tipper van.
Cab and console
When you climb into the cab of this van, you’ll be immediately impressed by its comfort. The huge windscreen means visibility is great from the driver’s seat which features an eight-way adjustable system and arm rest, so you can have it just how you like it (or you can easily put it back the way you like it after your mate’s borrowed it for a couple of days).
There’s room in the front seat for a driver and two additional passengers with some additional storage space available underneath the seats and cup holders for when you have to grab a quick cuppa on the go in the morning.
This is a van for all seasons too, so when the sun is splitting the trees, there’s air conditioning and electric windows as standard while for the colder months, there are heated and adjustable wing mirrors to blast away those early morning chills.
The controls and console are made from solid, hard-wearing plastics and within easy reach, and there’s still a few bells and whistles to play with. You’ve got a Bluetooth connection, which is handy for making and receiving phone calls on the go, or for belting out your favorite tunes (or doing your work-mates’ heads with seven different remixes of Baby Shark) and there’s a USB connector and FM/AM radio.
The driving experience
So you’ve had a look inside and are sitting comfortably, but what happens when you start this bad boy up? For a start you’ll hear the purr of a tried and trusted 2.5l engine, the kind you’ll find in a London taxi – and we all know how fussy those guys are. The engine is not Euro 5 compliant.
The drive is steady and comfortable, which is good to know given that you may well be covering different types of terrain in the course of a day’s work. For an added bit of comfort and assurance, cruise control comes as standard across the range.
It’s got a fair bit of oomph too, which is good for the open road, and handles really well on rougher surfaces, such as building sites. You can clock speeds of up to 70 mph without things getting rattley or uncomfortable, which is always and big plus in a work van. Considering you may be doing a mixture of open road and city driving, fuel consumption comes in around the low to mid 30s mpg, which isn’t too shabby.
Body and capacity
The LDV V80 Tipper comes with an alloy and steel body, although aluminum and drop side version are available. The steel tipper version boasts a generous 1325kg payload. The tipper mechanism is smooth, safe and easy to use.
When you purchase an LDV V80 Tipper, you also have the option of adding a tow bar. Providing it is fitted by an LDV professional, adding a tow bar can give you the option of an extra 2000kg of towing capacity.
The LDV V80 is also available in a Luton version and is competitively priced, both for cash purchase and business leasing.
The LDV V80 Tipper may score high for practicality, but they’ve also chucked in some alloy wheels because there’s no reason it shouldn’t look good too.
What will it set you back?
If the practicality, comfort and reliability hasn’t already risen an eyebrow or two, then when you consider that you can grab a brand spanking new van for £13,000, you’ll be forgiven for doing a double take. When you consider that many used vans have been priced a good deal north of £10,000, getting a new van for that money is something you can’t afford to ignore.
We currently have some unbeatable deals on the LDV V80 Vans, with highly-competitive quotes for lease, HP or cash purchase just a click away. No need to stay on the phone while a salesman bashes in some numbers or shuffles around a mountain of papers, if you want to know how much a new LDV V80 Tipper will set you back, just use the simple online quoting tool and the figures will be with you in seconds.
You’ll receive an unbeatable quote for leasing or higher purchase or if you would prefer to explore other options, don’t hesitate to pick up the phone and speak to one of our friendly team on 01446 502955.
Each new van comes with a five-year warranty and roadside assistance, so you’ll have peace of mind chucked in with that comfortable drive. Now that’s the sort of service which deserves a tip.