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What's the best van to use for courier work?

Can you advise me what van would serve me better as a courier and what would be the best way to finance it?

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It very much depends on how much you’ll be carrying and how far you'll be driving on a daily basis. If you'll be covering more than 15 miles per drop then a modern Euro6 diesel will meet your needs and avoid any emission zone charges. However, cover anything shorter than 15 miles and you'll leave yourself open to DPF problems:

The Ford Transit Custom is the best diesel van on sale right now, with lots of carrying capacity and car-like driving dynamics:

I’d also add the Vauxhall Vivaro and Toyota Proace to your list, with the latter getting a five year warranty as standard:

If your deliveries will be mostly in towns/cities and involve lots of short runs then a petrol van might be a better option as it’ll avoid any costly DPF problems. The Volkswagen Transporter is offered with a 2.0 TSI petrol engine and provides similar carrying capacity to the standard diesel. We ran one for three months as a daily driver and you can read our long term test report here:
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