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Finally own a Transit

My Wife and I have 6 kids, and as they are getting older, we were finding it harder and harder to fit them all (and us) into a standard eight seat mini-van. In the past we owned an E-350 12 passenger van, and frankly we were not impressed with it.

When the Transit came out, it was instantly on our short list for the replacement for our mini-van. The only issue was the purchase price for a new van was out of our reach, so we had to wait on the used market. We live in California, and out here Transits are commonly used for carpool vans. The leasing companies typically keep them for a year or two and then sell them as used vans for about half what they retail for. Earlier this month my Wife and I started hunting for a used Transit. She had two requirements: Any color but white, and it had to have the sliding door. Unfortunately, 99% of the ex-commuter vans are White with the bard doors. We got lucky last week, and found a brown transit with the slider in Upland, California. It comfortably seats our entire family, and gets pretty decent gas mileage as well.

Overall we are pretty happy with our van. The only modification I am looking at right now is possibly a blind spot detection system. For me, the mirrors do ok on the driver side, but I find the passenger side blind spot mirror a bit too small.
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