Decided I'd quite like a van, I'm always lugging DIY kit about. Bikes and other hobbies mean it would make some of my leisure time easier... and quite fancy doing the odd Saturday morning for £50 for colleagues etc to get extra beer money.
I've currently got an 06 plate civic cdti and I reckon I can get about 3.5k for it on a private sale.
I can feasibly push another grand on top of this (although £500 would be more ideal) so budget is about £4k with an absolute max of £4.5k.
VW transporters were my first choice but seem to fetch a premium and are probably out of budget so have been having a quick scout about.
Quite like Mercedes Vitos and I've heard Ford Transits are good for the money.
Anything else I should consider?
What's the tax like on a van?
Insurance companies that I should look at? Currently pay about £350 fully comp, is this likely to be much higher?
Any advice much appreciated as I know very little about them, driven a few when renting them to move house in the past etc but beyond that I'm a complete novice.
Would like one that can get 35mpg+ if possible?