gibson wrote:cooper mini. great little car. we do mostly commercial stuff, so the car gets loaded for doing a particular job. it holds a surprisingly large amount of gear, and the gas mileage is great. it fits into smaller parking spots, it's a sport edition, so it even makes driving to a job more enjoyable.
We have in the past used a mix of larger and smaller service vehicles. For the small vehicles we use a small station wagon (estate car) remove the passenger seat and disable the passenger airbag. We instal in place of the seat a workbench for keying locks. It has a pin kit, a small vice, a block for tools such as followers, files, tweezers etc. Underneath is storage and the whole thing slides on the same track as originally the seat did.
The rear seat is removed and replaced with a swivel boat seat on the passenger side. The rear compartment and side next to the swivel seat is covered in marine plywood. To the left of the swivel seat is a key machine and cabinets for key storage. The rear is used for stock and tool bags, drills etc. We also have some stock on the front passenger floor in front of the pinning bench. Last ones were Ford Focus, before that Escorts and before that Mazda 323, before that Mazda GLC.
We use these vehicles in the city because of the ease of parking, but also on simple jobs that are located a fair distance due to their better mileage. We use trucks for larger stuff, delivering safes (with trailer), carrying doors, door frames etc.