I agree that generally speaking a lightly used vehicle would be cheaper in the long run, but with trucks and vans that margin of savings isn't as large as on most cars. When I was shopping for a van I had a few things I really wanted that limited my used choice. I found a 2017 and a 2018 that were close to what I wanted, but both of those people had bought early in the year before rebates came out.. Thy were asking what they thought was a fair price based on what they had paid, and some people just pay way too much for a new vehicle. I came across more than one where the buyer had apparently paid MSRP for their van. One private seller was asking $2,300 below MSRP for a van with 7,000 miles and thought that was fair. More power to him if he can get that out of a used van, but it was a high roof extended white cargo with few options. New ones were less than that. When I looked at ordering exactly what I wanted, and factored in the rebates and the great deal from CrewVanMan at Matt Ford, the used 2018 close to what I wanted was $1,200 more than a new one configured with more options, and exactly the way I wanted it.
If you want a standard white mid roof long wheelbase, there are probably thousands of used ones floating around and so the price is lower. I just looked at Autolist.com and there are 17,828 Transits listed there for sale, both new and used and of those 16,247 are white.
2018 T350HD Dual Slider Dual Window 3.5EB 3.73 LSD
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