At what point will a used van become expensive to maintain?

I'm looking to convert a Renault Master High Top LWB into a horsebox. Should I buy four to five year old van with 200,000 miles or an eight to nine year old van with 120,000 miles? Also, at what point do these vans become expensive to maintain? It will be very low mileage post conversion.

Asked on 20 October 2017 by

Answered by Dan Powell
I wouldn't buy either. Simply because old and high mileage vans require considerable maintenance. From £12,000, you should be able to find a 2014 van with less than 20,000 miles on the clock. For our top 10 vans for £12,000 or less, see:

If your budget is really tight, perhaps check out a local auction and look at ex-lease vans. These will have be run by businesses, but limited to strict mileage caps. They will also have a full history, so you'll know exactly what life the van has had before you buy it:
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