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Welcome to Vanarama Solent

I am John McLaren, the local van and truck leasing specialist for the Solent area.

There are so many things to consider when buying a new van or truck; will it meet all the requirements for your business or domestic needs? Does it represent great value for money? What would be the most financially viable means of purchase? Researching all this can eat into your valuable time.


Customer Reviews

We're here to give you the best customer service possible, as well as the most competitive deal on your dream vehicle. Read our latest customer reviews below.

  • July 2020

    Excellent service from the first enquiry right through to delivery

  • February 2020

    Very happy

  • September 2019

    Very good service and easy to order.

  • September 2019

    Very good. Shame I couldn’t have tyres I requested at the start.

  • July 2019

    From the first phone call to the delivery of the van is a journey of excellent service, friendly staff that keep you up to date. Very pleased with the service and the van of course 😊

  • May 2019

    Service was good but got the van before anyone knew and payments took a while to get sorted.

  • May 2019

    From the first conversation with Gill & right through to delivery this was a very easy transition,everybody was helpful & my new van was delivered exactly how I expected it 😀 I would highly recommend Vanarama to any one & the price for my lease is fairy good. 5 out of 5 *****

  • March 2019

    Perfect Solent Office

  • February 2019

    Solent office absolutely superb, Gill and John are always fantastic throughout the whole journey

  • February 2018

    Efficient, quick and kept updated throughout the whole process.

  • February 2018

    Very Good

  • January 2018

    Excellent service

  • November 2017

    John McLaren is helpful as always.

  • June 2017


  • June 2017

    My primary contact John at Vanarama was great. Then the enquiry got lost at the Head Office so I went back to John. Then I went with the order and spoke to so many - very friendly - people on the phone. I was pleasantly surprised to be honest.

  • April 2017

    John McLaren was great. I appreciate his approach. It didn't feel like I was pressured. That is what clinched the deal for us.

  • April 2017

    John and Gill were great from start to finish.

  • March 2017

    Absolutely brilliant service. Highly recommended. Thank you for a very good deal right through to delivery.

  • February 2017

    An easy, straight forward service from start to finish. Helpful information given throughout. Our van fleet manager John Mclaren also went above and beyond to help us out.

  • December 2016

    I cannot overstate what fantastic service Vanarama provided throughout from the initial enquiry to the follow up call after the vehicle had been delivered. You will be my future first port of call & I can enthusiastically recommend you to anyone. Well done!

  • November 2016

    Good response to initial enquiry through to setting up the contract hire.

  • September 2016

    I had a great experience with the guys at Vanarama Solent. All the way through the process I felt very informed and definitely valued as a customer and they answered every question clearly and professionally. Massive thanks to John McLaren for sorting everything out.

  • August 2016

    Very good apart from receiving two calls from two offices asking for the same information. Not a big deal but annoying.

    Autorama Response. Dominic Tutton, Customer Relations Manager, writes:
    Dear Mr Moore, thank you very much for your comments and I'd like to apologies for the duplication in calls. We are constantly looking at ways to improve our systems and lines of communication, within and outside our business. We consistently see improvements in this area and will continue to strive to ensure that we provide a top drawer level of service. We hope that your Citroen Berlingo is fulfilling all your needs – we are always on hand to assist you in any way in the future. Kind regards, Dominic Tutton.

  • July 2016

    Very quick and easy service.

  • May 2016

    Very good.

  • May 2016

    I have been more than pleased with the service I received. I was kept informed at every stage of my order and my van was delivered ahead of the estimated delivery date. I would not hesitate to use your service again or even recommend you to others!

  • February 2016

    Very good, especially John, very quick to return my calls and answer any questions.

  • December 2015

    Great van, great customer service, couldn't ask for better.

  • November 2015

    Service was second to none. Disappointed with the van as it has got a minor issue. It's being dealt with, however, means that I have to give the van back within 2 weeks of owning it.

  • November 2015


  • October 2015

    Class service. Really happy with service.

  • October 2015

    From start to finish I can't fault the service I have been given all the guys at the end of the phone have been fantastic. I can not thank Gill and John my initial contacts enough for the time and patience they have shown towards me.

  • October 2015

    Overall very pleased, the temporary use of a courtesy vehicle was a big help.

  • June 2015


  • May 2015

    Overall very good

  • April 2015

    Great service from start to finish. Thank you Louise! Wayne & Lynn

  • March 2015

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  • February 2015

    John and Gill were first class, a personal professional service in every aspect. I need another vehicle soon and will be definitely using your company again.

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Expert guidance

At Vanarama Solent, we can provide expert guidance to help you answer these questions. What's more we'll save you time by coming to you with impartial advice on all the commercial vehicle marques available in the UK. Vanarama is not tied to a franchised dealer, by remaining independent, we can give you access to the best deals available from your choice of manufacturer.

Expert van leasing advice in the Solent area

Vanarama Solent is part of Vanarama UK. This national strength not only means that we can negotiate superb discounts, but our partnership with leading funders enables us to source the perfect means to finance your new vehicle.


Worry-free leasing process

You don't need to worry that buying from an independent will mean you have less aftersales care; all our vehicles come from main dealers and come with the full back-up of the regional representative. What's more, your new vehicle will be delivered direct to you at no extra charge.

So, if you want to take the legwork out of buying your next commercial vehicle and want competitive prices with local service please contact me on the number below or complete the on-line response form.