Do you have any tips for getting a good deal on a van?

I want to buy a new van for private use, but the brokers you recommend don't deal in commercial vehicles. New-Car-Discount.com seem to have good reviews and ratings. Why do you feel unable to recommend them? What specific reservations do you have? Also, do you have any tips for getting a good deal on a van?

Asked on 6 July 2017 by B Wren

Answered by Dan Powell
Our broker recommendations are based on experience and positive reader reports. Most brokers operate by forwarding you onto a franchised dealer from which you can buy the vehicle at a favourable price. By channelling a lot of customers through that dealer it enables the dealer to obtain volume discounts, which is how the reductions are made. The downside is that the dealer offering the discount may be miles away from where you live.

Personally, I’d search for a pre-reg deal. You can save up to 30 per cent by choosing a pre-registered van and they’ll generally have less than 100 miles on the clock.You can find hundreds of pre-reg vans for sale in our vans for sale section: vans.honestjohn.co.uk/vans-for-sale/

For all of our buying and selling advice, see: vans.honestjohn.co.uk/how-to-buy-and-sell/
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