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    VW Caddy changing to Panel Vans

    Morning.

    Got letter at work other day stating that the DVLA have changed the class of vehicle of Volkswagen Caddy. Originally it was classed as "Car derived van" but has now been changed to "Panel Van".

    Panel van means that it comes under lower speed limits.
    50mph on single carriageway
    60 on dual
    70 on motorway.

    I had quick look on the internet, and found nothing about this change.
    Anyone else heard this change at all?

    Thanks
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    i havent and and i have one as a works van

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    we havent had any letter yet??
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    Hmm strange then!
    It Said vehicles made after 2003, I will post copy of it now
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    Here you go.. Came through yesterday.
    So could be interesting for other van drivers but also caddy, and caddy Maxi's. Sorry For the size, it was so that able to read it. MODs, i can resize at your request.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iain863 View Post
    Morning.

    Got letter at work other day stating that the DVLA have changed the class of vehicle of Volkswagen Caddy. Originally it was classed as "Car derived van" but has now been changed to "Panel Van".

    Panel van means that it comes under lower speed limits.
    50mph on single carriageway
    60 on dual
    70 on motorway.

    I had quick look on the internet, and found nothing about this change.
    Anyone else heard this change at all?

    Thanks

    Why is it a lower speed limit? Last time I looked the above speeds are correct for all vehicles. Also I would very much doubt the police would enforce the above ruling.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MatG View Post
    Why is it a lower speed limit? Last time I looked the above speeds are correct for all vehicles. Also I would very much doubt the police would enforce the above ruling.
    MatG, lower speed limit for vans compared to cars. Originally the Caddy van was classed as a "car derived van" which meant it was allowed same speed limits as cars:
    60mph on single carriageway
    70mph on dual carriageway and motorway.

    Some police forces have enforcing the above rule as panel vans are meant to be doing 50mph on single carriageways, as Bosses brother at work got warning from the police doing 60mph on single carriageway in a Panel van...

    I might just be playing stupid and dumb
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    Hmmm....so if not described properly on the reggo, then MOT man will have to fail it (according to letter of law )
    If failure on description, then it'll have to go for a new IVA test, which costs bucks.

    (by coincidence just read about consequences of beach buggys that are not described properly, same as above)

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    I was going to buy one to use for going to work 2.0tdi
    might just buy the MPV one now Touran same as the caddy with more seats

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    Quote Originally Posted by iain863 View Post
    MatG, lower speed limit for vans compared to cars. Originally the Caddy van was classed as a "car derived van" which meant it was allowed same speed limits as cars:
    60mph on single carriageway
    70mph on dual carriageway and motorway.

    Some police forces have enforcing the above rule as panel vans are meant to be doing 50mph on single carriageways, as Bosses brother at work got warning from the police doing 60mph on single carriageway in a Panel van...

    I might just be playing stupid and dumb
    Well I have been driving panel vans for many years, and have never heard of anyone being stopped for going over the speed limit for the road type in a vehicle type. Not aying it doesnt happen, but it really wouldnt bother me in the slightest.

    When was the last time you were stuck behind a transit doing 50mph on 60mph road? I am guessing never.
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