When purchasing a vehicle for rental purposes, there are many considerations that are different than if you were purchasing a vehicle for personal use. Some of these considerations include:
- Low purchase price
- Resale value
- Simplicity of operations
- Return on investment and cash flow
In this guide, we’ll provide an overview of our recommendations for vehicles when getting started with Fetch.
Best First Vehicle For New Fetch Partners: Nissan NV200 (6’ Cargo Van)
Revenue potential: $700 – $1,400 /month
If you’re a first-time partner with Fetch, we recommend purchasing a Nissan NV200 as your first vehicle with Fetch.
Benefits of the Nissan NV200 include:
- Low cost of maintenance (Nissan NV200 is powered by a four-cylinder engine)
- Easy to park and drive for drivers
- Low initial purchase price
- High revenue potential
Highest Earning Vehicle Class: 9’ High Roof Cargo Van
Revenue potential: $900 – $2,500 /month
High Roof Cargo Vans are the best-selling vehicles on Fetch, as they provide the most cargo capacity of any cargo vans and allow renters to use the vehicle for moving, furniture transportation or business uses.
We recommend the Nissan NV 2500 for Fetch partners considering purchasing a high-roof cargo van. While slightly more expensive, we also recommend the Ford Transit.
Vehicle Class Overview
6’ Cargo Van
6’ cargo vans consistently perform well on Fetch and are the simplest vehicles for owners to maintain. We strongly recommend this vehicle class for new owners.
6’ cargo van models include:
- Nissan NV 200
- Ford Transit Express
- Ram ProMaster City Cargo Van
9’ Cargo Van
9’ cargo vans are the standard cargo vans most commonly used across the industry. This vehicle class historically performs well on Fetch and provides a balance between revenue opportunity and maintenance costs.
9’ cargo van models include:
- Nissan NV 1500
- Ford Transit 150
- Ram ProMaster
9’ High Roof Cargo Van
9’ high-roof cargo vans are the best-earning vehicles on Fetch. While their revenue potential is large, please be aware that maintenance costs are higher on these vehicles, due to the additional size and weight of these vehicles.
9’ high-roof cargo van models include:
- Nissan NV 2500
- Ford Transit 250/350
- Ram ProMaster
- Mercedes Sprinter
8’ Pickup Trucks
8’ pickup trucks are standard work trucks with 2 doors and an 8 foot bed. These pickup trucks allow for a variety of use cases including moving equipment, landscaping supplies or furniture.
The biggest drawback to pickup trucks is their variance in utilization due to the pickup bed being exposed to weather. This means that when it is raining, a pickup truck will not typically be rented, as there is no option for a renter to protect their cargo (unlike a van, which is always covered).
8’ pickup truck models include:
- GMC Sierra
- Ford F150
- Nissan Titan
Vehicle Category Summary
|Vehicle Price, New||Vehicle Price, 3 years old||Revenue Potential||Maintenance Costs||Seasonality|
|6’ Cargo Van||$24,000||$15,500||Medium||Low||Low|
|9’ Cargo Van||$30,000||$24,500||Medium||Medium||Low|
|9’ High Roof Cargo Van||$35,000||$26,000||High||High||Low|
|8’ Pickup Truck||$29,000||$24,000||Medium||Medium||Medium|
While all classes of vehicles have been successful on Fetch, we do recommend new owners consider starting with a smaller cargo van. As you establish your fleet, you can then add larger cargo vans and pickup trucks to diversify your vehicle portfolio.
Purchasing a new or used vehicle is also a personal decision. New vehicles have the benefit of fewer maintenance repairs being required and also being under warranty. Used vehicles typically provide a strong return on investment.
We look forward to welcoming you as a Fetch partner. If you have any questions or would like feedback on vehicles you are considering, please contact Fetch’s partner team.