The Volkswagen Transporter has been named as Glass's Used Van Hero for August, for offering toughness and reliability alongside strong specification and value.
Each month, Glass's commercial vehicle editors hold a meeting to name the current Used Van Hero in the UK market - the model they believe offers outstanding value, quality and ability.
Glass’s recommend the 2011 Transporter T30 2.0TDI 102 LWB model, which should be available for around £8,000 with 60,000 miles.
Andy Picton, senior commercial vehicle editor, said: "The Transporter is an iconic commercial vehicle for very good reasons. It is excellent to drive, superbly well-made and has strong support from its specialist dealer network.
"The only downside is that these advantages come at a price. It is not a cheap vehicle although it very much proves the adage that you get what you pay for. A well-looked after used Transporter will remain reliable for many years.
"However, as long as it has air conditioning, it should prove easy to sell and will hold its residual values, which are right at the top of its class."
Andy added that, at this time of year, used Transporters had additional appeal because so many were used as the basis for camper van conversions.