thank you for getting back to me, i am pretty sure we was intrested in the mk3 a while ago but was hesitant due to the distance?, but we have come to the conclusion we are just going to have to travel a bit further!
The power steering on the mk5 will help me greatly, i drive the vehicles myself, but i am only a little thing 5ft tall and 7.5 stone and i used to struggle with our mk3 sometimes, especially as you say in car parks, or turning it in a tight spot!
when my hubby gets home i will show him the pics, it looks ok to me, but i am only the wife after all, and need the expert eye of my hubby lol!
its a shame u cant keep the van and have the chevy pick-up, got to admit the chevy pick-up is a nice idea though, we are into the old american motors, hot rods and old school fords, my daily runaround is a 1955 ford pop, pretty much all standard with 3 gears, pull start and main beam on the floor, and no reverse light...i love her!!, i have also got a 5 door one that is being done up though so i will have a 'race' one too, my hubby has no end of vehicles, his pride at the mo being his ford consul estate he is doing up...we are not motor enthusiats at all lol!!
i sold my chevy dayvan back in january, it was left hand drive 4.2, and paying to get into car parks or going through drive thrus was a nitemare, i remember someone saying they did it in reverse once!!I really miss the way it sounds though!
anyway i am waffling now,i will be in touch soon,or my hubby will be, thank you for all your info