THE good new for anyone wishing to sell their vans goes on and on.
Due to a dip in sales of new vehicles in the troubled days after 2008, stock is short, so most vehicles on the used van market are finding homes easily and are making good money.
Citroen Berlingo and Peugeot Partner vans continue to attract buyers
George Alexander, chief editor, commercial vehicles at Glass’s Guide, told Business Vans that both light and heavy vans are in short supply.
On light vans, he said: “Early indications are that the New Year should quickly find its stride, which will see LCVs continuing their run of good fortune as supply continues to outstrip demand.
“Although buyers are keen to get their hands on low mileage Ford Fiestas and Vauxhall Corsa vans over the closing months of the old year, there were few to be found. The obvious alternative to these comes from Fiat Nemo, Peugeot Bipper and Fiat Fiorino models where numbers are higher and prices lower.
“Citroen Berlingo and Peugeot Partner vans continue to attract buyers, with the best low mileage types commanding bids that equate to Guide with an especially keen following for crew-cab variants.
“Now to be seen in slightly greater numbers, there is good demand for Transit Connects, with the best stock up to four years old selling comfortably to Guide.
“Any Trend or Limited vans with sensible miles find little trouble in attracting bids to Guide. Of late, there have not been that many VW Caddy/Caddy Maxi lots to be seen at auction with a proportion of those that did surface struggling a little. Despite the prices paid for Caddy SDIs being lacklustre, Kombi variants are highly sought after.”