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What's the best cheap van to buy if i'm renovating a house?

I am about to start a house transformation and wanting to be hands on and keep costs down I thought I could buy a temporary van rather than use my car to take stuff to the tip. I want to ensure it meets a combination of not more than 2 metres high (to get in tip), fit 8x4 sheets, perhaps a bath as well as, cheap to buy, reliable, economical and easy to resell. I have about £3000 to £5000. What vehicles would you recommend?

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I'd probably go with the old Ford Transit. I's easy to drive, practical and cheap to insure. There are also loads to choose from on the used market: vans.honestjohn.co.uk/van-reviews/ford/transit-200.../

Spend £5000 and you'll get you a sub-100,000 mile van in good condition, with a full service history and clean interior. However, there’s also plenty of choice around the £2000 marker. Given the potential knocks and bumps the van will take in the process of the house rebuild, I'd aim at the lower end of the market - that way you won't lose lots of money if you accidentally dent the load area or scuff a bumper.

For our used van buying guide, see: vans.honestjohn.co.uk/how-to-buy-and-sell/top-10-t.../
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