What used, reliable, small van models do you suggest?

I want to buy a small van as I'm fed up with always putting the back seats down in my saloon. It must be a reliable make and cheap to run. Probably about 8 to 12 years old. What do you suggest?

Asked on 26 April 2021 by julian dearden

Answered by Dan Powell
The Ford Transit Connect would be my recommendation. It's practical, easy to drive and has a good reputation for reliability. Early models are also plentiful on the used market, which means you can be quite picky when it comes to spec and condition. You can read our Ford Transit Connect review and used buying guide, here: vans.honestjohn.co.uk/van-reviews/ford/transit-con...2
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