I generally use older vehicles for work as I know they are going to get banged about a bit with every day use, but the downside is they do tend to need a bit of work when I go for MOT's. Last year I must have spend close to 2k on an old van I had, then it still was going to need another 1k spent on it because of a problem with the rear suspension, so I had enough and got rid. But I just bought another old van. I will get a good year or two's use out of it, but after than I think I may consider buying something a bit newer. For the guys that have shelled out of a bit on a decent van, is it just the case the everyday use will take it toll on any van regardless of age, or could spending more buying new save me more money in the long run, with a vehicle that will last longer and need less repairs, plus look more professional. Now then there is the cost of new van, a new renault traffic is close to 20k. Even if I kept that 10 years, it is still 2k a year. plus repairs. I have had a look at lease vehicles, but these companies make there money from you, and repayments on a larger van is around £2500+ annually. So really just wanted to hear some thought on the best way to keep expenses down with regards to vehicles. Buy old every couple of years? buy new keep it for a good few years, or lease a vehicle. Or on the other side of coin, is it just a case of pot luck with vehicles, will you get old ones that will do you well, and some new ones that will cause you nothing but headaches?