When it comes to panel van purchase, most Daily models retail somewhere in the £30,000 to £40,000 bracket, depending on spec. That's a little more than most rivals will charge, but then you pay for toughness and quality. Panel vans will be our focus here, though as usual with this type of vehicle, a wide range of other body derivatives can be ordered if you want them, including a chassis cab (which can be ordered with a dropside body and space for crew if needed). And minibus derivatives with space for up to fifteen people if required.
In choosing your Daily, first you've to decide how heavy your loads are likely to be and then choose your gross vehicle weight from three different classes designated 'L' (Light - under 3.5 tonnes in Gross Vehicle Weight), 'S' (Single Wheel and 3.5 tonnes in weight) and 'C' (Classic - the heavy double-wheel variety with weights of 3.5 tonnes or over). There's a single 2.9-tonne option in the 'L' class, then a 3.5 tonne model in the 'S' class. Beyond that, there are five different GVW options - 3.5, 4.0, 5..0, 6.5 and 7.0 tonnes - in the heavy double-wheeled 'C' class. Payload capacities range from as little as 1,185kg to well over 4,000kg in the heftiest top '70C' model and will have a big impact on which of the three suspension set-ups you order - parabolic, semi-elliptical or air.
Beyond that, you've to decide whether you want extra space for crew (catered for by the Crew Van line-up), then select between three body heights, three wheelbases and four veicles lengths that will determine a cargo capacity that can be anything from 7 to 17.2m3. That only leaves manual or Agile automatic transmission, the selection between two or four-wheel drive and a choice between three trim levels.