Buying a new commercial – pick up or van?

My trusty old Volkswagen Transporter has given up the ghost after many years of service and I need to buy a new commercial vehicle. I’m tempted by the Mitsubishi L200, as I’ve always wanted a pick up, but am worried my heart is ruling my head on this matter. What would you buy?

Asked on 24 October 2013 by Richard Mashall

Answered by Dan Powell
The Mitsubishi L200 is getting very old now - it was launched in 2006 – and it would leave you at a disadvantage, with higher running costs and lower carry capacity. If you MUST buy a pick-up, go for the single cab Toyota Hilux or Ford Ranger.

However, I’d be more inclined to buy another van, with the Ford Transit being at the top of my list; it’s on the verge of being replaced and you might be able to get a deal on one as they look to clear out their stock.
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