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What's the best compact long wheelbase van?

I'm looking to buy a small long wheelbase van that's good on fuel and the lowest on van tax. What do you suggest?

Asked on 4 March 2019 by Sue jones

Answered by Dan Powell
Vans are taxed differently to cars, with drivers paying a flat rate that's governed by the age of their vehicle:

Assuming you need a panel van, something like the Ford Transit Connect would meet your requirements. Payloads range from 600 - 1000kg while fuel economy for the diesel and petrol sit in the mid-40s.

I would also add the Volkswagen Caddy to your list. It's easy to drive, comfortable and will carry up to 900kg.
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