Out of all the luxury cars with which Glenn Twigg comes into contact, his Volkswagen LT van has to be the one he can’t live without.
Glenn is managing director of Birmingham-based car collection and delivery service, Direct Transfer Ltd, which transports top of the range vehicles from Jaguar, Mercedes, BMW and the Volkswagen Group to all over the UK. Since going into business four years ago, Glenn has seen his company grow, and believes much of its success is due to the performance of his Volkswagen LT car transporters.
He says: ‘I only use Volkswagen LTs for my business, because of their outstanding record for reliability. My first LT46 car transporter was originally built as a Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles show model, and it gave me three excellent years of service over 225,000 miles.’
Direct Transfer now has three Volkswagen LT car transporters and Glenn can’t speak highly enough of his vehicles. He adds: ‘The LT35 with 109 PS has just clocked 304,000 miles and the vehicle is still less than four years old. In this time I’ve only had to have a viscous fan and the steering rack replaced.’
Along with the high build quality that is a trademark of the Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles range, Glenn also attributes the outstanding performance of his LT car transporters to the high level of service he receives from the Volkswagen Van Centre in Birmingham.
Glenn comments: ‘All my Volkswagen car transporters are serviced at the Birmingham Van Centre. The reception staff there are really on the ball, and the technicians are the best I’ve ever come across.’ A Birmingham-based company called Major Minor carries out the conversion work on the LTs.
Three models make up Volkswagen’s LT range: the LT28, LT35 and LT46. Currently available in three wheelbases and with two roof height options, the LT offers load volumes of up to a cavernous 13.4 m3, giving a maximum payload of 2.5 tonnes. The entire LT range is powered by four efficient TDI diesel engines with power outputs ranging from 83 to 158 PS.Published 14 August 2004