The Best Used Cars to Buy If You’re a Plumber

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Plumbers need to carry around all manner of tools and supplies. If you’re plumbing a large building, or even a decent sized home, you’re going to need a vehicle that has quite a bit of cargo capacity. A car isn’t going to cut it. You need a used cargo van.

With that in mind, we have evaluated a number of full-size vans, and identified five that we think are the best for a plumber. Here they are, in order from smallest to largest.

  • Chevrolet Express: The smallest van on our list, the Chevy Express, has a cargo volume of 284.4 cubic feet maximum, length being 146.2 inches, height 53.4 inches, and space between wheel wells 52.7 inches. The most powerful engine available is the turbodiesel V8. This van is relatively small when it comes to the full-size class, but handles well and would probably suit most residential plumbers.

  • Ford E-350 Econoline: The Econoline has a maximum volume of 309.4 cubic feet, length being 140.6 inches, height 51.9 inches, and space between wheel wells 51.6 inches. The 6.8 liter V10 is the most powerful engine. It performs well in traffic, and you’ll find you can merge and pass without difficulty.

  • Nissan NV 2500/3500 HD: The Nissan NV has a cargo capacity of 323.1 cubic feet, length being 120 inches, height 76.9 inches, and space between wheel wells 54.3 inches. The 5.6 liter V8 is the most powerful engine available. There’s not a whole lot more space than with the Express or the Econoline, but again, it should work well for most residential plumbers.

  • Ford Transit: Here’s where we up the ante, with 496 cubic feet of cargo space, length being 171.5 inches, height 81.4 inches, and width between wheel wells 54.8 inches. The 3.5 liter twin turbo V6 is the most powerful engine, and since it delivers 350 hp and 400 lb-ft torque, you won’t care that you can’t get the Transit in a V8.

  • Ram ProMaster: You won’t get much bigger than the ProMaster, with maximum cargo capacity of 529.7 cubic feet, length being 160 inches, height 85.5 inches, and width between wheel wells 55.9 inches. This van isn’t built for speed, but it is huge, and very reliable.

Of the vans we’ve reviewed, these five stand out as the ones best fit for a plumber.


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Bernie

50 years of experience
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Bernie
50 years of experience
Honda Accord - Brake Pads Replacement (Rear) - Phoenixville, Pennsylvania
I specifically asked for Bernie to come back, since I was so pleased with the work he did on our other car. This time I got to meet Bernie personally. He is a kind family-man who exhibited the quiet confidence of someone you would expect with the 50 years of automotive experience that he has. I felt very comfortable giving him the key to my car. Two of my kids (ages two and four) came out to greet him, since they remembered him from his first visit. Bernie is great around kids and was very kind to my two-year old son who was trying to "help" Bernie do his job. Thanks again, Bernie!
Honda Odyssey - Brake Pads Replacement (Front, Rear) - Phoenixville, Pennsylvania
I was very pleased with Bernie's work, professionalism, and courteousness. Best brake job I have ever had, and I have had many done (and several done myself, but not on this vehicle). This was a maintenance appointment -- not a repair of something broken -- so I was surprised when the brakes felt so much better after Bernie did the work. You can really see the care he took with our vehicle when I examined everything after he was finished. Thanks, Bernie!

Daniel

9 years of experience
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Daniel
9 years of experience
Hyundai Sonata - Brake Pads Replacement (Front, Rear) - Sacramento, California
Awesome customer service. On time and answered my questions with patience. Listened to my concerns and made helpful suggestions. Seemed very knowledgeable and experienced. I will be glad to request him again. Thank you!!

Breck

18 years of experience
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Breck
18 years of experience
Toyota RAV4 - Brake Pads Replacement (Rear) - Conroe, Texas
Breck was awesome! He called ahead of time and asked if he could arrive early. He was friendly and easy to talk to. He made me feel comfortable with the service he was going to provide and explained things clearly to me. He smiled and made this experience a good one. I will absolutely be booking future appointments with Breck and I will recommend him and Your Mechanic services to others I know. Thank you!

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19 years of experience
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Brian
19 years of experience
BMW Z4 - Brake Pads Replacement (Rear) - Phoenix, Arizona
Brian knows what he is doing and I am so happy yourmechanic.com suggested him for my Z4 car inspection prior to purchasing and even happier he was available to perform my 1st service on the vehicle I purchased. His knowledge on the brand gave him ability to to an in depth inspection and he communicated very well informing me what to prepare for in ownership of my BMW. When he came to perform maintenance on my vehicle he shared so many tips with me. I will absolutely be having Brian come back out when I need future servicing on my car.

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