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Used Vans Buyers Guide

Used Vans Buyers Guide

Posted On 02 Jan, 2019

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There’s barely anything new that we can tell you when it comes to buying used cars. But is it the same when we talk about used vans? Interestingly enough, there are some tips that we should share with you to help you in your van buying endeavours. So let’s not waste any more valuable space on that page and get right on to the van buyers’ guide that we’ve prepared.

  • Determine the type/size – the capacity of the van really matters because it also affects the power of the vehicle and even the engine size.
  • Don't skip the research – the obvious question is: Which is the best used van to buy? The thing is, it comes down to your own personal preferences and needs. Surely, we can help and give you a couple of names, but we can’t guarantee anything about the condition of your soon-to-be van.

The 2017 Volkswagen Transporter Trendline is one of the more beautiful choices if you want to go for decent size and capacity. It has six seats but has room for cargo as well. But this van might be too big for most people’s taste. So which is the best medium sized van?

You can definitely go for the FIAT Talento SWB. While it has just 2 seats, it will give you excellent mobility and very decent capacity. It is also available with a diesel engine.

  • Vans private dealers or licensed ex-fleet vehicles? – This is a rather important thing because it affects the price. Buying from “just a guy" will come cheaper but if you go to a dealer, you will have more legal protections.
  • Age versus mileage – that’s a tough one. Who knows what is the average mileage per year for a van? According to most drivers, the average distance traveled annually by a van is 80,000 miles. This number sounds scary, but it’s normal.
  • Always test what you buy – make sure you check the van through and through with the help of an expert if needed. Do a test drive – this is crucial when you buy used vehicles of any type.
  • Check the paperwork – this is our final tip, but it is a vital one. If you can look up the service history of the van, by all means, do it. Every time you buy used vans, you want to make sure the vehicle has a V5C document. It should match the VRM and the VIN of the van.

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