What used van do you recommend for £8000?

I'm looking at buying a Toyota Proace, Peugeot Expert or Citroen Dispatch (around three years old). It’s for my business, but will also need to tow my caravan. Is the 2.0-litre Proace the better option due to its weight and five-year warranty? I have about £8000 to spend.

Asked on 19 December 2017 by Kevin Smith

Answered by Dan Powell
They are effectively all the same van, so prioritise condition and history over the badge. That means a fully documented service record and wallet of receipts to show any work that's been done. It's also important to note that the previous-generation Toyota Proace was only ever sold with a three-year warranty; the five-year cover was introduced with the 2016 van: vans.honestjohn.co.uk/van-reviews/toyota/proace-20.../

That said, a good 2.0-litre Proace/Expert/Dispatch will suit your business needs, but opt for the more powerful 160PS version if you're planning to tow on a regular basis. For all of our used van buying tips, see: vans.honestjohn.co.uk/how-to-buy-and-sell/top-10-t.../
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