Cargo vans are an important aspect to many businesses as well as private enterprises. There are several key items of interest when searching for such a vehicle. Find a reputable van dealer who will give a reasonable van quote. Check the van's mobility, what shape is it in anyway? Is it a work van or simply a van for occasional usage? What maintenance is required?
Finding a reputable van dealer isn't difficult. This is especially true of used ones. However, I suggest you think twice before you buy that sweet looking deal from your neighbor's backyard. You'll have to do a lot more digging to find out the van's background to verify their price quote.
Go to a dealer with an actual license. Find one that uses something like car fax for vehicle background verification. This way if anything goes wrong with the vehicle you have a greater viability if you must take them to court later. The required paperwork you had to sign can save your case. GMC, Ford, and Chevrolet have worldwide dealerships and have maintained an excellent relationship with their customers as far as keeping parts available for repairs.
The van's mobility is the next major factor. Check the tires. Do they need air? How are the treads? Check the oil gauge. Take a good long look under the hood. Is the body damaged and beat up? How many miles are on the odometer? Be detailed in every aspect of the vehicle. Once you sign papers only the worst case scenario will be looked at in terms of making the dealership repair it for free. That minor nick or spot of rust might not seem so bad right now. However, they will charge you to repair it later should you bring it back.
Be certain to verify how many miles per gallon of gasoline or diesel the vehicle takes. This is a reliable means of knowing how soon you'll have to replace various parts.
The final aspect of determining the best van for you is usage. Are you using it for work or play? A work vehicle needs to be solid, dependable, and capable of being easily repaired. You should look into adding extra insurance on it as well to help assuage any accident costs and damage to your transported materials.
A family cargo van needs to be looked at for its comfort and number of passengers available as well as the load it can carry.