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View Poll Results: What Van did you Own before the Transit?
Another Ford 25 31.65%
Chevrolet/GMC 13 16.46%
Sprinter 10 12.66%
Nissan 1 1.27%
A car 4 5.06%
A pickup 11 13.92%
Other 15 18.99%
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post #31 of 39 (permalink) Old 12-11-2016, 03:37:PM
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2004 Chevrolet Express, long wheelbase, 6.0. I sold it to a friend with 819,759 miles. We're still friends and the van is still running. Original engine and transmission.
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I just traded in a 2003 Ford Explorer NBX (167K flawless miles) for my Transit T150. The Transit will be my daily driver and make a much more capable and comfortable dog/recreational gear hauler/basic camper.

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Replaced 2006 Ford E250 with Transit 150. Transit is my daily driver instead of a 2012 Expedition and the E250. Transit has better fuel mileage, can haul everything I need and I can now stand up without hitting my head. T150 MR 3.5EB 3.31LS cargo van.
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Direct replacement for a 2003 Chevy 2500HD with a pop up cabover camper. When it is loaded with rafting gear I can't get into the camper to use anything or sleep.
It's been a great rig other than that. Gonna clean it out and polish it up then sell it.


Got the Transit so I can haul all of my gear whether for snowboard/ski trips or whitewater rafting and still be able to sleep in the rig. I'm super excited to do the build out.
Still have my 2001 GMC Sierra, it just turned over 300,000 miles and still going strong. Gonna keep it as an around town beater to haul dirty stuff I don't want to put in the van...

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GMC 1ton extended Savana cargo. 247,000 miles. Bought it with 197,000. Made it reliable and drove it with the intention of getting a Transit when Ford started making them available. Got to the point that I felt it wasn't dependable enough for long distance travel so I sold it and got the Transit. Couldn't be happier. Mid roof 250 extended wheelbase. So far (5,000+) I'm at 18 mpg.

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Had an '05 Nissan Armada LE with only 120K on it when I sold it 4 months ago.
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Traded in a 2012 Ford Transit Connect cargo van which was our utility daily driver. Throw our junk in the back and go traveling and camping.

Liked the good gas mileage, but it was just too small. Had both Coleman cots in the back, then tried a quick&dirty platform bed made from Home Depot shelf units with storage below. Sitting headroom, but had to tilt the seats forward to set up the bed, and tear down the bed to put the seats in driving position. We did not like that part.

Took that little van far out into the badlands of central Nevada, and had a blast. Low ground clearance, but very capable.

Absolutely love the 2015 Transit MR, 148"WB, 3.7L. It's huge compared to the Transit Connect. Feels like a real truck to me.

2015 T150, cargo van, no windows, medium roof, 3.7L, 148"WB, limited slip differential, aftermarket red alert brake light, cruise control, backup camera.
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I traded my yellow 2000 Mercedes SLK AMG Sport in on my 2016 T250 LWB EX. The Mercedes had given me good service over many years and was kind of the filling between my 68 Triumph Spitfire MKIII and 1993 Viper (ex SCCA pace car). We license and insure about a dozen other vehicles including 3 Jeeps, a 76 Dodge Power Wagon and a 2003 Dodge 2500 diesel.

The transit will be used around the farm and as an iron tent to haul race cars to the track or jeeps to the trail head.
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Replaced a POS Sprinter that spun a main bearing with on 52K on the clock. I wish the Transit was an option before I bought the Sprinter.

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