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I'm buying a new van. Should I choose a petrol or diesel engine?

I've run Ford Transit Custom models (2.2-litre diesel and 2.0-litre diesel models) for the last 6 years. Next year I'm considering downsizing to a smaller van (such as Citroen, Toyota, Peugeot) to reduce lease repayment and running costs. I also found that I don't need a van with such a large payload. I'm a heating engineer and my daily work involves 20-mile trips (30% steep hills, 60% A/B roads and city centres, 10% motorways). Would a smaller petrol or diesel engine be the way to go?

Asked on 8 September 2020 by Alex Calder

Answered by Dan Powell
I think you'll be fine with a diesel if your minimum journey is 20-miles. The latest Vauxhall Combo/Peugeot Partner/Citroen Berlingo are all excellent small vans. The Ford Transit Connect is also very good.
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