Should I buy an ex-highway maintenance van?

Could buying a low mileage, ex highway maintenance vehicle, be a good buy? It’s a 2008 Ford Transit, high top, medium wheel base that’s done 77,000 miles.

Asked on 16 May 2022 by Andrew Jackson

Answered by Dan Powell
That would suggest the van has been used for around 5,500 miles per year or it has spent a number of years off the road. Either way, I would be cautious and (unless it is very cheap) suggest getting a mechanical inspection.

Vans are designed to cover 200k+ miles over six or seven years before being scrapped. There are some excellent and older vans on the road, but they do tend to suffer from a range of age-related problems that make them very expensive to maintain.
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