Top 10: small used vans for sale for under £5000
These are the best small vans for sale for under £5000. There is a huge choice of models from Citroen, Ford, Mercedes-Benz, Vauxhall and Volkswagen. Look through our list to find the best budget van.
The Nemo is a versatile small van that punches above its weight when it comes to practicality. At home in both the city and on the motorway, the Nemo is offered with petrol or diesel engines and 2016 models can easily be found for under £5000.
Can't find a Nemo to match your needs? The Fiat version - called the Fiorino - is mechanically identical and is plentiful on the used market for £5000 or less. Like the Nemo, the Fiat has a maximum payload of 610kg and a load volume of 2.8 cubic metres. It's also offered with a 1.3 petrol or 1.4 diesel engine.
Ford Fiesta Van
Another compact van that is affordable as a used buy is the Ford Fiesta. Most 2017 used vans for sale are priced between £4000 and £5000. The 1.5 litre TDCi Econetic diesel is also great for those who cover long distances, returning an advertised 88.3mpg.
Ford Transit Connect
The first-gen Ford Transit Connect is - in our opinion - one of the best budget used vans. For £5000, you can easily secure a 2013 model with a full MoT and service history. Simple to work on and hugely practical, the Connect is a dependable buy for those who want the most from their second-hand van.
Refined and easy to drive, the Mercedes-Benz Citan is a huge improvement over the Renault Kangoo it's based on. The 109 CDI BlueEfficiency is the model to aim for, with official economy ranking at 65.7mpg. A budget of £5000 should source a 2015 model with a full service history.
Good to drive and capable of hauling two Euro pallets weighing up to 750kg. We'd recommend buying a second-hand NV200 in SE trim as this gets more equipment as standard, including rear view camera and Bluetooth hands-free mobile phone connectivity.
Cheap to buy, inexpensive to run and capable of carrying a Euro pallet weighing 610kg, the Peugeot Bipper is the small van with big potential. What's more, from £5000, you should easily find a 2016 example with modest mileage.
Plentiful on the used market, the Kangoo is ideal for most business needs thanks to its 3.0 cubic metres of loadspace and driver-friendly cabin. There are three versions of the impressive 1.5 dCi diesel engine available in the Kangoo range with varying outputs of 70, 85 or 105PS.
The previous-gen Vauxhall Combo is a rebadged version of the Fiat Doblo Cargo which is good news, as the Fiat is a capable and quality van with proven mechanicals. A budget of £5000 will tap into 2015 models with average mileage and one or two previous owners.
The Volkswagen Caddy has lots to offer used van buyers, with car-like handling and big carrying capacity. Mileages on Caddys in the £5k classifieds vary wildly, but don’t be afraid of higher mileage examples. Indeed, short drop vehicles with lower mileages may well have had harder lives.