Is a high mileage used Transit a safe buy?

I am thinking of buying a 2015 Ford Transit Custom with 138,000 miles. I'm a little concerned at what to look for with this mileage, but I will only average 2000 miles a year and would probably keep it for five or six years till I retire. I would appreciate your opinion.

Asked on 8 September 2019 by Bob Hutt

Answered by Dan Powell
There's no reason to shun high-mileage vans, so long as they have a full-service history that illustrates responsible maintenance and annual oil and filter changes. However, given your low mileage, I think a diesel van will prove to be more trouble than its worth. Diesels use complex anti-emissions equipment that relies on the vehicle being driven significant distances to regenerate. A diesel van driven only short distances (less than 15 miles per trip) will clog up and breakdown.

An electric Nissan eNV200 might be a better option:
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