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Finally Got It

After 3 months, the Transit finally arrived. Must be hand assembled!

I'm coming from an 2011 Express cargo and, overall, I am very pleased.

Some initial impressions after several weeks ...

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The smooth EcoBoost engine and transmission play well together.
Steering and turning radius are good.
Excellent brakes.
Large mirrors with blind spot mirror offer safety.
Imax size windshield offers a commanding view.
Rear doors and sliding side door operate nicely.
Excellent tie down anchors in cargo area.
LED interior lighting is super bright.
Backup camera is very helpful.



No daytime running lights really ?
Cheezy ratcheting arm rests.
The T where the rear doors meet impedes the view of vehicles behind you.
Operation of the fuel door is awkward.
Lane Departure yawn.
Blind Spot Monitoring sensors would be welcome for safety.
One could bleed out if that stiletto key stabs you in the groin. Its quite long.
I could use another 1 rearward travel from the power seat. (Im 64)
Power seat not heated SMH.
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Well...Congratulations! I look forward to getting mine and giving it the first time assessment.

Yeah, those armrests are pretty bunk. I'm convinced that Ford won't make these vans "too nice" as to cut into sales of the other vehicles. I personally can't imagine anything more perfect as a family hauler...Aussiemom here had the right idea.

I don't think we'll ever see really nice seats or a big, reasonably priced Nav. screen.

'16 T150-148" MR-Caribou-3.5EB-3.73LS-Premium Pkg-Leather-Side and back glass-Alloys-Block heater-Short power heat + sig-Reverse sensors. Here comes the painter with the real nice van...
Ordered 10/26
Built 12/23...in transit two days later
ETA Jan 13-19
Laid before my feet on Jan 14
I'd put a TRUMP bumper sticker on it, but I'm quite certain it would be vandalized.
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After 3 months, the Transit finally arrived. Must be hand assembled!

I'm coming from an 2011 Express cargo and, overall, I am very pleased.

Some initial impressions after several weeks ...

+

The smooth EcoBoost engine and transmission play well together.
Steering and turning radius are good.
Excellent brakes.
Large mirrors with blind spot mirror offer safety.
Imax size windshield offers a commanding view.
Rear doors and sliding side door operate nicely.
Excellent tie down anchors in cargo area.
LED interior lighting is super bright.
Backup camera is very helpful.



No daytime running lights really ?
Cheezy ratcheting arm rests.
The T where the rear doors meet impedes the view of vehicles behind you.
Operation of the fuel door is awkward.
Lane Departure yawn.
Blind Spot Monitoring sensors would be welcome for safety.
One could bleed out if that stiletto key stabs you in the groin. Its quite long.
I could use another 1 rearward travel from the power seat. (Im 64)
Power seat not heated SMH.
spongebob, congrats on finally receiving your prized van!

The "cheezy ratcheting arm rests" are actually a feature I like.
They also come in other vehicles to include the Honda Odyssey.
I currently drive a van where the arm rests are set in place and it drives me nuts that when I sit more upright the arm rests are too low and when I lean the seat back during a long trip they are angled too high...
I rented a Transit for a mini-vacation with the family and thoroughly enjoyed being able to always rest my forearm/elbow on the adjustable height arm rests.
The one bad thing about the arm rests is that they are so narrow and lightly padded I can see them wearing out rather quickly just like the lightly padded seats.
It would be tempting to purchase a second pair of seats for the entire van so as to be prepared for the inevitable day when their padding wears out faster than expected!

Hopeful future owner of:
T150 Wagon XLT, RWB, MR, 3.5L EcoBoost, 3.31 LS, Silver, 10-Psngr, HD Tow Pckg, Factory-Intstalled Upfitter Switches, Running Board, Privacy Glass, Keyless-Entry Keypad, Engine Block Heater, Perimeter Alarm, Securilock PATS, Reverse Sensing, Dual Batteries, Short-Arm Power Heated Mirrors, Aluminum Wheels, MyKey, All-Weather Mats, Trailer Brake, Pwr Invrtr, Lane Keeping Alert, SYNC 3 with Nav, Leather 10-Way Pwr Frnt Seats!
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