What's the best van for £1500?

A friend is setting up a small business: gardening, handyman and decorating. He has about £1500 to buy a small van and will appreciate your advice on the best options taking into account road tax and insurance costs.

Asked on 30 June 2020 by Andrew Bradshaw

Answered by Dan Powell
He won't get a lot for £1500. Most vans in this price bracket are worn out and have sky high mileages to match. A Ford Transit Connect will be the best option, due to it being cheap to run and fix: vans.honestjohn.co.uk/van-reviews/ford/transit-con...2
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