We have a vw caravelle which is a 7 seater and Admiral insure us. I see a fair few torneos near us as there are a large proportion of larger families, so wouldn’t have thought it was an issue to insure. Isn’t it classed as a car for mot purposes etc?
I do recommend it, there's a few of us with them round here. It's dead easy to park - has a smaller turning circle than our other car. We've got parking sensors which also helps! It's so much bigger than an Alhambra.
My current insurance for my 7 seater toyota previa was £250 so if i can get it anywhere near £2-300 that would be amazing - I'd be amazed too, I'm afraid!
Counts as a car for MOT/going over Severn Crossing!/etc purposes, but needed to be insured by specialist commercial vehicle companies due to the 9 seats. None of the standard insurance companies will have it in their database.
Before the Tourneo we had a Bongo, now have a Berlingo - insurance for the Tourneo was about 3x either of them.
We've got a Tourneo 8-seater. They are fab and loads of room. We're insured with Brentacre – about £500, which is cheaper than our old Smax. They're a camper van/unusual car insurer and are also happy for you to take out seats etc, which other insurers wouldn't allow. I think they're based in Cardiff. The number is 01792 650 933.
Seriously, we are not allowed to take seats out? Where does it say that? The whole point of the Caravelle, to me, is that you can configure the seats how you like. We’ve taken one of them out, plus the table, so there’s less weight to the car (fuel consumption bonus) and also to give us all extra room inside (even bigger bonus for me when it’s pouring down with rain because we can all clamber in and get sorted without getting soaked in the process). The only downside for me is that when I went to move Ds1 to a stage 1,2,3 seat the In Car Safety Centre told me he couldn’t have the captains chair facing backwards for travelling because the 5 point harness isn’t tested for safety in that position. So having the extra seat stored in the garage gives me the space I would have had if the 2 middle seats were facing backwards