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Any Particular Year(s) to Stay Away From?

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1st post here, I'm in the market for a Transit and haven't decided on 3.7 vs eco, pretty sure it'll be a 148/Medium. I also haven't decided on new vs used, with that said is there any specific year or year/engine combination that is particularly better or worse?
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They are almost exactly the same from 2015-2019. Other than a sticker saying what year the van is, there will be no difference. That's how Ford rolls.

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Thanks for the reply. To elaborate a little further, with this being a fairly new product to the market I'm hoping to learn about any issues that might've been associated with the early models and if those issues could not be resolved. I've stumbled across a couple minor issues but i think they were all resolved with recalls.
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The main difference is on the 2015 where the rear view camera is a option and starting in 2016 it is standard. The rear view will be from the corner of the rear view mirror on non-CD radios, in the instrument cluster in a 4" screen on all of the CD radio options, and in a 6" screen with the SYNC 3 Navigation.
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I seem to recall reading that 2015 cargo vans did not have front side airbags. Perhaps CrewVanMan can comment.
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I seem to recall reading that 2015 cargo vans did not have front side airbags. Perhaps CrewVanMan can comment.

Right, my T250 cargo has no air bags on the seat sides. Might have been an option; I bought mine from dealer stock.
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My 2015 custom order has front side airbags.
It also is a 6" screen nav mytouch, but with Sync2...which is kinda sucky.
But outside of an early issue with a popout window, been pretty trouble free.
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I seem to recall reading that 2015 cargo vans did not have front side airbags. Perhaps CrewVanMan can comment.
My 2015 does not have side air bags. It was an option I did not buy.
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The main difference is on the 2015 where the rear view camera is a option and starting in 2016 it is standard. The rear view will be from the corner of the rear view mirror on non-CD radios, in the instrument cluster in a 4" screen on all of the CD radio options, and in a 6" screen with the SYNC 3 Navigation.
The rearview camera and other electronic gadgetry is not part of the drivetrain, which is what the question was about.
And besides, aftermarket audio/navigation is far superior at 1/4 the cost of anything a manufacturer has to offer.

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Yes, mostly interested in mechanical problems but the rear camera was good to know about. If I go that old I'll make sure to look for the camera...
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