Which van is suitable for short journeys for use by a plumber?

My son in law is just starting out as a plumber and is considering buying a Peugeot Partner diesel. Having read your page for a number of years I told him that he might have problems with a diesel as he will not be driving long distances. Could you give your opinion on the suitability of this vehicle and recommend alternatives

Asked on 30 March 2013 by JF, via email

Answered by Honest John
They're not good for repeated short runs from cold starts, as the Post Office is finding out. Citroen currently has a 1.4 petrol Nemo on offer at £5995 plus VAT. It's smaller, but might suit.
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