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Buyers choosy over van condition

USED commercial vehicles in poor condition are rarely being bought at auction as buyers are increasingly on the lookout only for good examples.

Car-derived vans are especially popular, according to George Alexander, chief commercial vehicle editor at EurotaxGlass’s, with diesel Fiesta and Corsavans with ‘sensible’ mileages selling at the first time of asking.

Prices of Peugeot 206 vans have dropped recently due to high volumes at the sales, while early Astravans have been under some pressure.

Peugeot Partners and Citroen Berlingos are seeing interest from retail buyers, especially if they have side loading doors and are sub-30,000 miles with a warranty.

For the smaller Ford Connects, a side loading door is a must, Mr Alexander said.

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