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new member and first impressions on my Transit

I'm selling my 2006 Econoline and after several weeks of searching, picked up a 2016 low roof, 148", 3.5, 3.73LS blue cargo van that I will be converting to a camper van. It was a new van, sold as a used vehicle due to some minor hail damage on the hood. I got a GREAT price on it! I had never driven a Transit until I flew down to pick it up! I assumed it would feel and drive the same as my Econoline did. I was wrong! It felt twice the size of my econoline! When i finally made it home, I parked the two vans side by side and you could hardly tell a difference on size between them. Quite odd. The new Transit feels so much bigger! But the biggest surprise was the acceleration and power with the 3.5 ecoboost, this thing is a rocket! Really impressed with the power out of that 6 cylinder. I can't wait to see how it is when towing the boat.
I'll be busy the next few months doing a bunch of things (floor, adding a window, seats, running boards, cruise control, adding tow package, upgrading radio, etc..)

here's a couple of pics with the two vans together for comparison

This forum has been very helpful! Jim
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Kind of weird that the Transit looks bigger from the rear and the Econo looks bigger from the front! I too made that trade and I feel like I am driving some sort of spacecraft now.

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The 3.5 is very impressive towing.

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