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Ford Transit Van guide

Ford Transit Van guide

Posted On 06 Mar, 2019

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The Ford Transit has been a mainstay of the working man in Britain since 1965 when it was first released. You don’t have to go far to see a used Ford Transit or a Ford transit for sale. That’s thanks to the excellent range on offer to suit the needs of almost everyone. That means that whatever your requirements are – there is a used Ford Transit for the job.

When you’re searching through the many Ford Transit vans for sale don’t forget about the different engines (petrol and diesel), the wheelbases (Ford currently makes 2) and excellent fuel economy on offer – up to an impressive 70.6mpg. Be sure to check out a Ford Transit expert review too.

What Rent2Buy Offers

Hertz Rent2Buy currently has over 600 vehicles for sale including many Ford Transits, are only 15-18 months old and still come under their manufacturer’s warranty. If you want to extend your warranty even further – we can help you there too. So you’ll have real peace of mind when you buy from us.

We’re proud of our simple 3 step approach to getting you on the road in your used Ford Transit.

  • Choose it: Browse all of the Ford Transit Vans for sale on our website.
  • Try it: Once you’ve found the right Ford transit for sale, you get to try it! With an extended test drive as standard for 5 days. Giving you all the time you could possibly need to decide if it’s the right used Van for you. During the Ford Transit test drive you’re free to take the used Ford Transit to your local mechanic to give it a thorough inspection.
  • Buy it: If you decide that it’s the right used Ford Transit for you and you want to buy it – the Ford Transit test drive is free. We’ll get you all of the paperwork, spare keys and help you with advice and guidance as much as we can.

Hertz Rent2Buy doesn’t have the traditional used car salesman pressuring you into buying a vehicle you’re not sure about. We give you the space you need to make the right decision for you at a no-negotiation-needed price.


We understand that if you’re browsing our Ford Transit vans for sale, you are probably buying it for the purpose of work. So, you’ll want a reliable one.

When developing the Ford Transit, Ford subjected the Transit to a rigorous 680,000-mile real world reliability test. 310,000 of those miles were done by actual Ford customers in their daily work capacity. It looks like Ford understand the importance of a durable and reliable tool, making sure that their customer’s work is unaffected by reliability issues.

The Ford reliability and durability testing covers more than you might expect. With impact, corrosion and powertrain tests cramming over 10 years of strain into just 6 months. You can read more about Ford’s reliability tests over on Buyacar.


Our huge range of Ford Transits for sale is sure to have something for you. We know it’s got to be versatile too. Just check out some of the Ford transit reviews and Ford transit expert reviews to see what customers and experts are saying.

Compared to older used Ford Transits, the newer models have about 10% greater load volumes, meaning that you can fit more in than ever before. This Ford Transit expert review from WhatCar says that it’s ‘still one of the most flexible vans on sale’ and ‘it’s the best van to drive..’.

The Ford Transit brings both brains and brawn to the table. Coming in many shapes, sizes, volumes and editions: whatever your job, there is a transit for it. There are over 50 configurations of the Ford Transit available and many more accessories (roof-racks, tow bars, side mounts etc) available to tailor your van to your unique needs.

Specifications at a glance

 Ford Transit Specifications 
Engine Size (CC)
Service Interval (miles)
MPG Combined
CO2 Emissions (g/km)
Fuel Tank Capacity (L)
Warranty 3 years/100,000 miles 3 years/100,000 miles 3 years/100,000 miles
Load Space (mm)      
Volume (m3)
Max Towing Weight (kgs) 2800 2800 2800

We have a huge variety of Ford Transit vans for sale and we’re certain that you’ll find a used Ford Transit with the specification you need to complete your job to the highest standard. With such a wide range on offer, a Ford Transit test drive might be worthwhile to narrow down your options.

Ford Transit Expert Review: Rent2Buy’s Verdict

The Ford Transit is a versatile and reliable workhorse, you can’t go wrong with a used Ford Transit van for your business. It’s much better to drive than most vans, offers a wide range of different models, options and sizes to suit every need.

The Ford Transit offers excellent fuel economy, reasonable service prices and you’ll never be too far away from your local Ford Dealer – if you do need them. There’s a reason that the Ford Transit is the mainstay of many of Britain’s industries.

If you’d like to read more Ford Transit expert reviews or Ford Transit reviews from customers - you can find them on websites like Auto Express, WhatCar and Auto Trader.

Why Choose Us?

Hertz Rent2Buy gives you the benefit of time. 5 days in the vehicle of your choice –doing what you would normally do on a day-to-day basis. You can even take it to your mechanic for an inspection – we’re that confident in our vehicles.

There’s no pressure from a car salesman either, and all our vehicles are advertised at a ‘no-negotiation-needed’ price. If it fits in with your life, your work and feels right – you can buy it. We’ll even waive the 5-day rental fee if you do decide to buy it.

You’ll get the vehicle’s service history, maintenance records and all the remaining manufacturer’s warranty too. If it sounds too good to be true (we promise it isn’t!) - check out our customer reviews here.

Your Questions – Answered

You’ve probably got a lot of questions right now about the process and how it all works. We’ve got answers to some common questions here:

  • Where can I obtain the service history for my previously owned Ford?
    Don’t worry, once payment for the vehicle has been received – we’ll hand you all of the used Ford Transit’s maintenance records.
  • Where can I find technical specifications for my Ford Vehicle?
    For the detailed technical specifications of your used Ford Transit, click here and find your vehicle.
  • How can I optimise the fuel consumption of my Ford?
    3. How can I optimise the fuel consumption of my Ford?
  • How I do ensure my air conditioning keeps working efficiently?
    Regular servicing of your air conditioning unit will ensure it is working efficiently.
  • How can I purchase an extended warranty for my Ford?
    If you want extra peace of mind when your used Ford Transit van’s warranty ends, you can purchase an extended warranty directly from your local Ford dealer.
  • How do I find more information on Motability?
    To find out more information about Motability and your used Ford Transit contact your local dealer and they’ll be able to assist you.
  • Where can I find a Ford Transit expert review?
    You’ll find expert reviews on Hertz Rent2Buy’s website. If you’d like to see what others have to say you can check out Whatcar, Auto Express and Auto Trader - they have lots of Ford Transit expert reviews and Ford Transit reviews from customers.

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