When purchasing a second-hand minibus, get some background information on the vendor to learn more about how reliable their products are. Read the reviews regarding the products and the vendors themselves to make a more informed decision.
In addition to researching the dealer, learn more about the minibus you plan on purchasing. Examine the interior and the exterior of the vehicle, and watch out for potential issues in its general condition. Poor exterior and interior upkeep may take many forms, and performing an in-depth inspection allows you to discover hidden problems that buyers may not want you to find. In addition to the surface appearance, check the mileage of the vehicle, and ask for a complete history report of the vehicle's usage. Make sure that the vehicle did not have any significant problems in its past, and do not proceed with the transaction if the vendor is not interested in providing you with these key pieces of information.
Ask about warranty programs as well, as many vendors provide their customers with minibus and used van warranties. The warranty protects you from potential problems, such as basic repairs during a specified period after the purchase process. Ask informal questions as well to learn more about the van and the vendor's experience.