Top 10: Used vans for £12,000
These are the best vans from Ford, Mercedes-Benz, Vauxhall and Volkswagen that you can buy right now for £12,000 or less. These values are based on commercial vehicles being advertised at Honest John Vans For Sale. Please note, some prices may not include VAT.
Practical, well-equipped and easy to drive, the Citroen Dispatch has all of the credentials for a very good medium size panel van. A budget of £12,000 opens up a rich choice of 2017 models, in Enterprise trim with the 1.6 or 2.0-litre diesel engine.
There is no shortage of choice when it comes to the Fiat Doblo. The used market is awash with short and long wheelbase 2019 models with delivery mileage. There is also a lot of options when it comes to trim level, which means you can make significant savings against the Doblo's list price.
Ford Transit Custom
The Ford Transit Custom is one of the UK’s best-selling vans, which means there's a huge choice when it comes to buying used. Spend £12,000 and you will easily secure a 2017 or 2018 model in Trend trim with the 2.0 EcoBlue turbodiesel engine.
The D-Max is one of the heavy hitters in the pick-up market, with the Isuzu capable of carrying one-tonne payloads. Used models are extremely sought after, thanks to their proven 4x4 system and gargantuan 3.5 tonne towing ability, but a budget of £12,000 will secure a 2015 or 2016 model in Yukon trim.
It might be based on the Renault Kangoo, but the Citan is a refined and capable small van that feels a step above its French stablemate. What's more, with £12,000, you can easily secure a low-mileage 2018 model in short or long wheelbase.
The Renault Master is one of the most rounded medium vans on the road and it's easy to find a 2017 model with modest mileage for £12,000. The 1.6 dCi engine is also a strong performer with lots of low-gear torque for hauling heavy loads.
Looking for an affordable small van that will cut your running costs to the bone? Nissan has recently axed the NV200 from its commercial vehicle line-up, which means there are lots of deals on 2019 models. Despite its small exterior dimensions it's surprisingly practical with a cargo floor that stretched two metres long.
The Toyota Proace is a practical van that's based on the Citroen Dispatch. However, unlike the Citroen, the Proace gets a five-year/100,000 mile warranty as standard. That makes a 2017 model, available from £12,000 or less, impressive value.
There are some great deals on the Vauxhall Combo, with delivery mileage 2019 models being advertised for just £12,000. There's a rich choice of 1.5 and 1.6-litre diesels too, in both Edition and Sportive trim levels.
Comfortable and well-equipped, the Caddy is perfect for general builders or delivery drivers, with its compact but practical load area capable of carrying a Euro pallet. £12,000 will secure a 2018 2.0 TDI Caddy with modest mileage a sizeable chunk of its manufacturer warranty remaining.