Diesel or petrol?

I'm looking at buying a van for a new venture, pet services. I will be driving short journeys visiting pets in their own home and collecting dogs to walk. Should I opt for a diesel or petrol van?

Asked on 30 January 2017 by Caroline Simpson

Answered by Dan Powell
A modern diesel with a DPF will not be very suitable for short journeys.For more information on the reasons why, see: vans.honestjohn.co.uk/van-news/comment/van-drivers.../

I'd recommend buying a petrol van. Something like the Ford Transit Connect EcoBoost: vans.honestjohn.co.uk/van-news/comment/van-drivers.../

Or perhaps the electric Nissan e-NV200: vans.honestjohn.co.uk/van-reviews/nissan/env200-20.../

The Volkswagen Caddy is also available with petrol-power: vans.honestjohn.co.uk/van-reviews/volkswagen/caddy.../


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