What's a good short term van purchase?

I am aiming to buy a car again soon. However I will shortly be moving house and this is likely to be a prolonged move. I have wondered about buying an older panel van in the short term? Due to my health it would need to be an automatic and easy to handle. I would also want it to hold its value as I would be trading it in against a more modern, but not new, SUV.

Asked on 15 May 2024 by Westmerian

Answered by Craig Cheetham
The good news here is that if you buy an inexpensive van you won't find it hard to sell on, and are unlikely to lose much on it. If you want an automatic, then the best options at that prices are the 2007-2014 Vauxhall Vivaro/Renault Trafic or the 2004-2011 Mercedes-Benz Vito, both of which offer a durable automatic transmission and inexpensive second-hand prices.
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