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I own both a Sprinter and Transit - want to make a video comparison - suggestions?

I have both a Sprinter Crew Van (high roof) and the EXT 350 Transit wagon.

I'm planning on selling the Sprinter shortly and figure I should do a video comparison while I still have both.

Any suggestions on what you'd like included?

My own thoughts on what I'd like to include:
I think the Transit is much better "family" vehicle. My wife actually likes driving it too.
Transit drives much more like a car.
Sprinter is noisy.
I do like the Sprinter's v6 diesel engine though. Not so much the transmission.
Sprinter has better quality seats IMO.
The view from the Sprinter's driver's seat is more awesome.
Transit doesn't lean as much in turns.
Sliding door on the Transit is better.
Opening the rear doors from inside on the Transit - WTF.
I always hit my head climbing from Transit driver's seat to the 2nd row.
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I suspect that folks would be interested in the interior dimensions.

1. top of corrugation to bottom of roof rib.
2. Cargo length from back door surface to top of seat pedestal
3. Width between inside wall surfaces at different elevations.
4. Width between exterior sheet metal at rear window indent at 30" elev. (I am curious about that one)
5. Sliding door opening height from top of floor corrugation.
6. Top of floor corrugation to the ground.

Back door handle is easy fix:

http://www.ortontransit.info/otherpage3.php Second item.

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I have my T250MR parked next to a 2005 T1N SHC in my yard (working on a camper conversion for someone).

something of note; they are very close to the same height overall, yet the T1N has 4-5" taller interior, and T250 has 4-5" higher floor off the ground. But T250 has a few inches LESS ground clearance?! Wondering why.

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Definitely include the for sale sign on the Sprinter
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2 major thing, Fuel Consumption & maintenance cost.

I will assume that you carry about the same amount of load in a daily routine manner, so comparing these 2 item should be easier than most people......
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