Been there done that:
I must confess that I have experienced everything. From hiring taxis to commute daily to work and ten owning a van for a short while and then hiring a van for a period of 36 months at one go. Now, if I am eligible to give you my viewpoint then I would definitely speak in favor of the van hiring.
Building an asset:
No doubt that when you buy a car or any other auto/van outright, you are building an asset and that can go a long way in making your financial portfolio look good but with ownership comes the headache of being in charge of the maintenance and regular servicing and the insurance cover et al.
With hiring a taxi to and fro for work did not entail all the above liabilities but extra services always came at an extra cost and the kind of financial burden that it can put on your wallet can be excruciating; because at the end of the month, my paycheck was always lighter than what I strived for so hard.
Then I hired a van:
They say, necessity is the mother of invention and also of understanding. A friend introduced me to the van hiring service and surprisingly, I was too happy with the offer as it gave me what I actually wanted and at a price that was not only reasonable but exactly what worked for me.
Hundreds of them:
There are several leasing companies in your locality and you probably have not yet understood the positive implication that hiring a van from the right van leasing company can have on your finances in particular and life in general.
You may be asked to provide for the general or comprehensive insurance cover whatever the case be; but the rest of the headache of servicing and the maintenance of the vehicle is not your job. It is on the other hand the job of the company. And what is more? You can drive a new model of car every few years. Or if you like the van, you also have the option of buying it yourself at a great price at the end of the lease period!