The small vans that triumphed in the 90s and that in the early 2000s seemed to have fallen into oblivion have come back into fashion, after competing with other vehicles such as SUVs and minivans, to carve their own niche in the market, with a fairly identifiable driver profile.
There are four main characteristic features that are considered the strong points of this type of vehicle: the number of seats, its load capacity and habitability in the camper concept, versatility and the different body options. All this, sometimes, for a lower price than other spacious vehicles such as minivans.
For all those who are thinking of opting for a small van, both for camper and for everyday use, it is advisable to follow a buying guide that helps to get the necessary vehicle and the purchase does not end with a wrong choice.
Attention to the engine. The power and a longer use without failures depends on it.
Take into account possible accessories and modifications, which will allow you to better personalize the van.
If it is to camper, check the possible options.
If the vehicle is second hand, many aspects will have to be reviewed and all the documents are in order.
Choose the right size taking into account its intended use.
Watch the traction, depending on the usual routes perhaps it is better to opt for a 4×4.
Add to the price of the van the possible expenditure on extras or camperisations, to have a global idea of the final budget.
Before embarking on the purchase of a vehicle of this style, you must ask yourself the same questions as when purchasing a new passenger car: What do I need the vehicle for? Where am I going to move? How much space do I need? What budget do I have? When making any decision, it is important to have considered all the pros and cons.