Buying an economic car for a small business - what would you recommend?

I need help to choose the right car. This will be my first car in the UK. I've started a small business recently and we're looking for an economic and spacious car to carry wicker and wooden products (baskets, fire log baskets, etc). We don't need a large van but we may need something larger that a standard estate car. I'm totally confused with so many different types of cars and insurance groups. How about cars like Renault Kangoo, Citroen Berlingo which are quite spacious? Are they in a van insurance group already? How do I choose and what do I look at?

Asked on 29 December 2016 by Marcin Kwiatkowski

Answered by Honest John
You need a Citroen Berlingo Multispace, Peugeot Partner Tepee, Fiat Doblo, Renault Kangoo, Vauxhall Combo Kombi, or a smaller Citroen C3 Picasso. Best not to buy a van because the insurance is higher. Best also to go for petrol if you can because short runs cause problems with diesel DPFs and EGRs. If you want something smaller, under 100g/km you could consider a Fiesta 1.6 TDCi van or a Vauxhall Corsavan, but they are car derived vans and don't have the capacity of the cars I have already recommended. There is also the Fiat Qubo, Citroen Nemo Multispace and Peugeot Bipper Tepee.
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