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Ford Transit Custom Plug-In Hybrid

Diesel vans still make the most sense for the majority of users, but the Ford Transit Custom Plug-in Hybrid will appeal to those who mainly drive in city centres and want to do their bit for air quality (and avoid hefty penalties for entering clean-air zones). The Transit Custom Plug-in Hybrid combines a 1.0-litre petrol engine with an electric motor and a battery located under the floor. It can cover up to 35 miles under electric power alone,...

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Ford Transit Connect Sport

The Transit Connect Sport is one of the best small vans money can buy, according to Dan.

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Mitsubishi L200

It won't win any awards for power or refinement, but the Mitsubishi L200 remains one of the toughest...

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Latest News

2021 Toyota Hilux gets updated styling and new 2.8-litre engine

The Toyota Hilux is getting a comprehensive update for 2021, with new styling, tech and a turbocharged 2.8-litre diesel engine.

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Volkswagen launches electric eTransporter

The electric medium size van has been developed by ABT in-line and will cover 82 miles on a single charge.

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Ford Ranger Thunder returns as specialist edition pick-up

Just 1400 models will be sold in the UK, with enhanced styling and performance.

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Mitsubishi L200 recall: Security flaw leads to June recall

Thousands of Mitsubishi L200 pick-ups are being recalled over a security flaw that may result in doors not latching correctly or automatically opening in the summer heat.

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White van man urged to be more open about mental health

Men aged between 20 and 49 are more likely to die from suicide than cancer, road accidents or heart disease.

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Running Costs, Tax & Clean Air Zones

Van and pick-up road tax VED rates

Latest road tax VED rates and bands for vans, pick-up trucks and light commercial vehicles.

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ULEZ van checker - Will you have to pay the low emissions charge?

Use the ULEZ vehicle checker to see if your van is up to the ultra low emissions zone standard.

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Cheap van tyre buying advice

You guide to getting the best van tyres for the lowest price.

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Van tax explained – what you have to pay

Don't know your BiK from your VAT? Let us help you with our simple guide to van tax.

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Buy, Hire Or Lease A New Van?

Is buying a van always the right thing to do? We explain when you should buy, lease or hire a van.

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Buying & Selling

How to buy a used van

Everything you need to know when buying a used panel van from a private seller or dealer.

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Cheap van finance and advice

Read our finance guide to get the best deals on a new or used van. From cheap lease deals to the best bank loan rates, our tips and advice will help you make the most informed decision when it comes to funding your next vehicle.

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Buying and selling vans at auction

An auction is often the best place to buy a cheap used van or sell your existing van for cash.

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How to buy a new van

Everything you need to get a great deal on a large or small new van for your business.

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Free & cheap van & pick-up history checks

Everything you need to do your own background research into the history of a van, camper or pick-up for free, along with details of how much a van history check costs from major providers such as HPI, The AA and My Car Check.

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Buying and selling a van on eBay

Everything you need to know when it comes to buying or selling a used van on eBay.

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Advice & Guidance

Everything you need to know before towing with a van or pick-up

Check out our essential guide to towing with a commercial vehicle, van or pick-up.

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What type of licence do you need to drive a van?

Want to know if you can drive a van on your car licence? Honest John Vans explains the laws around licencing and light vans.

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Do you need a tachograph to tow?

Tachographs are usually associated with lorries, but some vans legally need them too.

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Van drivers urged to be aware of DPF problems

Looking for a new van, but only cover a few miles each day? A diesel might not be the wisest choice.

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Camper Vans & Motorhomes

How to buy a used camper van

Everything you need to know when buying a used camper van from a private seller or dealer.

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Cheap camper van insurance

The Honest John Vans insurance guide makes it easy to find cheap cover for your large or small camper van.

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Can't find the right commercial vehicle for your business needs? Why not try our easy to use Van Chooser.

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