Ford Transit Nugget review

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Introduction

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Fast food fans might be disappointed to hear that the Ford Transit Custom Nugget doesn’t dispense little chunks of battered and deep fried chicken. Nope, Nugget is the name given to a camper based on Ford’s popular medium-sized van. The conversion is carried out by well-known specialists Westfalia and is available through selected Ford dealers.

You can buy a Nugget in either of two lengths; the regular Nugget does without a toilet on board, the longer Nugget Plus adds that and a washbasin. All in all, and compared with some rivals, the Nugget is very well appointed inside, and that’s something we’ll come on to in our review.

It’s powered by a 2.0-litre diesel engine with a choice of power outputs and an automatic gearbox is optional, but those who like to camp on challenging terrain are wise to note that  there’s no four-wheel drive version – unlike some rivals.

Ah yes, rivals. Ask most people to think of a camper and it’ll probably have a Volkswagen badge on it, the VW California (and super-sized Grand California) being the latest in a long line of homes on wheels. Volkswagen doesn’t have the market to itself, though, there’s the Mercedes-Benz V-Class Marco Polo and the Vauxhall Vivaro Elite Campervan, not to mention a multitude of companies that will convert all manner of other vans.

Over the next few pages we’ll tell you all about the Nugget’s capabilities. From how it drives to your favoured camping spot to what it’s like once you’ve set up, and of course what it’ll cost, we’ll cover it all in our four-point review. And should you be in the market for a new motor, our New Car Buying service is on hand with big savings on hundreds of new cars.

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