Whether you’re looking for low-cost vans on finance or a Euro 6 diesel van that won’t break the bank, it’s essential to do your homework to ensure you get the very best deal. When it comes to making that all-important purchase or signing a lease – here’s what you need to know.
Older means cheaper, right? Well, not necessarily. Sure, nearly new vans may be slightly more costly upfront, but they could save you a good wedge of money in operation costs. This is because older vans tend to be less eco-friendly, pumping out more fumes than an efficient, modern runner. Fuel guzzlers will see you spending more at the petrol station. But there’s another reason why it’s in your best interest to look for used van dealers who sell vans that meet the latest Euro 6 emissions standards and that’s the introduction of low emissions zones in cities across the country.
Indeed, London’s ultra-low emissions zone is already operating and will expand across most of the city in 2021. Vans that are over two years old are subject to a £12.50 daily charge to drive in central London which equates to £62.50 if you cover this area Monday to Friday. That’s around £250 each month. Birmingham also has plans to follow suit, as do other UK cities. So, going down the Euro 6 used van route is certainly the number one option for van contract hire as these can enter low-emission zones for free. The rules are less strict for petrol vans registered post-2006 and all-electric vehicles can drive free due to their very nature.
When looking for used vans for sale, it’s good to know that newer vans – sold from 2016 onwards – had to comply with tighter emissions regulations and are therefore more efficient and cheaper to run. That said, many vans on the roads still only meet Euro 5 criteria and therefore keeping an eye out for the limited number of Euro 6 vans available is a must.
Capable, practical and highly adaptable, the Fiat Doblo is a Euro 6 diesel ready to take on a hard day’s work. It’s strong, determined and available in multiple body lengths and roof heights as well as four trim levels. There are numerous engine options too, with the Euro 6 van complying to emissions regulations.
Models from 2016 onwards tick all the Euro 6 emissions boxes and are a cost-effective joy to drive. As well as efficiency, you can also benefit from beautiful aesthetics, a clever interior loaded with technology and handy storage solutions to make life on the go a breeze. Despite its compact dimensions ideal for urban life, the Berlingo boasts an impressive 3,300 litres of loadspace.
An all-around showstopper and high performer, the Vauxhall Combo is practical, efficient and will fit into your daily life with ease. It has a load space of 3,400 litres, a payload of 750kg and a fuel economy of 56.5mpg making it a top used van choice.
With sliding doors, a comfortable, spacious interior and a load space of up to 8,400 litres, the Renault Trafic towers over other Euro 6 vans and is ideal for businesses that regularly carry larger loads. Go for the business trim level for a fold-down middle passenger seat that can double up as a laptop table.
If you’re looking for cheap, Euro 6 used vans, Vanwise Group offers plenty of choices. Check our available stock for many different types of pre-owned commercial vehicles.
If you'd like to test drive one of the used vans for sale, have a look at our website to see what we have for you, and call us at our Essex dealership on 01279 216163. Ask us about our vans on finance and van contract hire offers too.