What's the best workhorse van to buy?

What's the best workhorse van to buy?

Asked on 20 October 2017 by Simon

Answered by Dan Powell
The Ford Transit Custom is the best all-rounder in my opinion. Both the 2.2 and 2.0-litre diesels are excellent and most vans will carry over 1.4 tonnes when it comes to payloads. Choice on the used market is also plentiful: vans.honestjohn.co.uk/van-reviews/ford/transit-cus.../

The latest Volkswagen Transporter T6 is another one to add to the list. It’s more expensive than the Ford, but more refined and gets lots of kit as standard: vans.honestjohn.co.uk/van-reviews/volkswagen/trans.../
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