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Good stuff! Looks like my local dealer will have that van on 5/16, hoping to get a look.
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The girl I am refering to was a young Ford engineering employee, she had her scan card around her neck that I had seen/needed to get into the Ford buildings. She noted everything I asked her, was very polite, but did not know any of the answers ( Detroit show 2013).
Her boss never showed up, they would not let me inside of it (at that time). She was able to answer a few questions but that was it.
To this day, I have found that the members here who are going to lay down the CASH are still the best source of info.
I will 100% buy 1, get what I want.
Plan B is to log my info so when I go to the Dealer and they say what? I will show them.
A good dealer/sales person who can get answers I will buy. What I want is not "off the rack"

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Hi, I'm new here. I just found this forum when searching for info on the Transit vans. I have spent a lot of time on the Ford site building the vans so I think I have a feel for what they are offering. What I didn't know was that it is brand new and not out yet! That explains why no dealers have them listed..

From what I learned, none of the models have a sliding passenger side door. We who come from minivan land, need them for many things, not the least of which is AIR CIRCULATION. Having that cross-ventilation is really important for cooling it down quickly in warm weather till the air can do it's job. Plus when I am shopping, I just open that door and put my bags in there without having to go to the rear or opposite side. Never really understood why full-size vans insist on NOT having that door.

As far as air circulation, the only options are windows all around in the van version with 2nd and or 4th row "tilt-out" windows. Love to see what those look like - I doubt they would do much to cool the van fast, but it may be better than nothing...They have these tilt-open windows as an option on the wagon also.

Another interesting thing I noted from the specs was that you can get a full height (5' 7.6") interior height if you get the WAGON with the LOW roof option. But if you get the VAN, you must order the MEDIUM roof option get get enough room to stand up (6'). This is the reason I want a Transit - I need something I can stand up fully in and the 5' 7.6" height is enough for me. I compared other dimensions to my Toyota Sienna Minivan and was happy to see that other than height, the external width and length are not too much more than my Sienna (which has to fit into a parking spot). The standard 130" wheelbase model is 19.9" longer than my Sienna and only 3.9" wider - just to give you an idea if you currently have a minivan.

Look forward to seeing these arrive!
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According to the NADA site the left side slider is available in the van but not the wagon.
I believe the 5'7" interior height is the medium roof wagon and takes into consideration the insulation, flooring material, and headliner.
No way would the low roof allow you to stand up even at your height.
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thanks for the insight worg
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I just called 1 dealer, June 5th date, he told me the training was for SALES PEOPLE.
"YES you will be able to get in it,poke around" 1 day event?
Need to call more dealers to get dates, June 5th I will be ON M.I.S. driving one of Rusty Wallace's stock cars, they set the rev limiters so you can only get about 160 mph out of it. Youtube if you got any questions about it. Xmas present from friend. "Danger is my middle name"
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Everyone, do you homework,call your dealer(s) around your area.

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Here are some pics that my buddy took of the training van. For what it's worth I believe the driver said he was getting around 18.5 MPG average with the diesel.
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Very NICE wagon. Looks like a airliner inside (overhead storage bins?)
Make mine XLT
center walk thru to the back

Thanks for pics, I am Cargo, but nice,Very nice
(who needs American Picker for diesel fuel mpg numbers)
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Maybe side overhead lights
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Here are some pics that my buddy took of the training van. For what it's worth I believe the driver said he was getting around 18.5 MPG average with the diesel.
Thank you for posting those photos!

Our first look at the pop-open windows! I consider those an absolute requirement for the stealth camper cargo van. Thanks!
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