A very good question. It is not my choice. The Ford Transit was bought for Radio live broadcasts with an antenna, large mixing consoles, loudspeakers, wires, cables, antenna's, equalizers, amplifiers, RTV-Arnhem banners, tables, chairs and other equipments.
I would prefer a smaller car due to parking possibilities, easier access to some places, but we have a limited budget and believe me or not this Van doesn't cost a lot. We use it for a lot of things, shopping for the company (batteries, new equipment every now and then, driving to destinations which are hard to reach). We often have appointments with accreditation -official allowance to enter an important meeting or special place- and it is nice that with the RTV-Arnhem car we are easily recognisable. I also act as a chauffeur sometimes, picking colleages and guest from home and bring them to a place where they have to interview somebody.
I like driving the Ford Transit, love that Diesel Van. But you are right, it is obviously to big for just carrying my tv camera and TV tripod. I would prefer a small Peugeot, Volkswagen or Smart car. But we have the Ford and have to live with it. I am not from the financial department, the accounts (bookkeepers) have their reason for keeping the Ford. Because I drive this Ford for years now and don't have my own car (I have two bikes) I have become a van (Ford Transit) driver. Cheers, Pieter
Aaah, now I see my question was stupid because you do need such a big car for all that recording stuff. I wasn`t aware.