It would be sweet to get a 6 speed manual Transit. Should be a 20+ mpg full size van. Couldn't believe it when U.S. only got automatics - Just the opposite of Europe! Still disappointed they dropped the Front Wheel Drive too. That combo ultimately became a deal breaker for me. Europeans get to choose FWD, RWD, or AWD!
Mystified by Ford's thinking. Over 90% of E-Series had the 60/40 hinged side doors, that I hate. Now over 90% of Transits have sliding doors. Got to wonder if they ever listen to customers?