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Thought I had all the options figured out but what is online at Ford site and others is not completely accurate. Went to Ford site and selected Transit. Then selected "search dealer inventory". That takes you to a listing of what is in stock at closest dealer to the zip code entered. Mine had showed one in stock but it has not actually arrived yet. If you select"extended inventory" you will see a listing of Transits the dealer has ordered for future delivery. You can select a vehicle and "view window sticker" to see copy of the sticker.

What was interesting after I reviewed numerous window stickers I found several options that are not shown or not allowed when doing a "build your own" vehicle configuration. So not all options are included in the "build your own" vehicle.

The two I found are $35.00 for a black wheel choice and $325.00 for the X7L 3.73 limited slip rear axle with the 3.7 gas non turbo engine.

So options are available that are not included in the "build your own".
 

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Yup you are correct.. I ordered my 350 cargo on 4/30 loaded it equipped. Until you sit down with the dealer and go on their site and order by code, your just guessing with all the false info floating around. I'm told 3 more weeks. We shall see....
 

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I looked at about 50+ (on line) @ the ford site. Alot! of WHITE ones, alot of diesels,But the midroof/cargo 3.7L was the most of them.
 

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Does anybody know the differences between the 150 and 250 (as well as between the 250 and 350)?
 

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Recently had a chat session with Ford to answer some questions about 150 vs 250.

The differences between the 150 and 250 are 400lbs payload, $940 base cost. They couldn't give me any more information re: springs, shocks, etc. They thought towing capacity would be greater, but all published specs say towing capacity and all other specs are the same if all else is equal (engine, axle ratio). Vehicle weights are also shown the same (with the same engines). For 130 WB, Med high top, 5060 with 3.7, 5130 with 3.5eco, 5500 with 3.2 Diesel, so engine choice, especially the diesel, eats into payload.

Chat person said ground clearance is 6 inches for 150, same for 250. She didn't know if this was empty or with rated load.

Seems like the 150 might ride a little better, less harsh, but it might also be more susceptible to wind. $940 buys some nice options.

Larry
Portland, OR
Planning 130WB, Med Top RV
 

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I was not interested in the passenger vans so can only say they looked fine to me. I sat in drivers seat and found it to be comfortable. Did notice that the space under the passenger seat was crammed full of what looked like climate control stuff. The batteries are under the drivers seat. The electrical fuses are under the hood. Not much excess space under hood with diesel. DEF fluid is added by opening a second door below fuel door. A bit risky. Might be a good location for my electrical reel plug on my gas Transit. DEF tank just ahead of fuel tank. Maybe buy a formed to fit DEF tank for a gray water tank with gas engine? The overhead shelf over windshield was a not rigid. Jack is in back. Would have thought they would have found a better place for jack. Rear doors are much more solid than Sprinter.
 

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I posted a couple of youtube videos in the "pictures" thread
Some wagons being driven by ford people doing "training"
If you have not seen, type "pictures" into search bar, 2nd page
 

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Not all options are available on all models so it only shows the options that are available to the specific model you're building online.
Also the difference between the 150 and 250 is the suspension. That's why the greater payload and the same towing specs.
The van I ordered is just a 150 because I don't plan on having very heavy loads in it very often.
And the wagons didn't start production until late July according to fords build schedule and that's why the dealers are starting to get cargo vans but no wagons (except a few preproduction ones that were out way early).

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There are options available that are not shown on the "build your own" section of the Ford Transit site.
Where can you find those options then? Are they in the brochure?

The amount of options for the Transit is already overwhelming so even more options are welcome, but it also scares me a bit.
 

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Where can you find those options then? Are they in the brochure?

The amount of options for the Transit is already overwhelming so even more options are welcome, but it also scares me a bit.
Most options are listed in the Ford publication "2015 Transit major product features" which is a 18 page form. I have found additional options that are not in that publication. Example 64H for black wheels. Probably the only complete source is your Ford dealer.

The 72 page "2015 Transit whats important" is also very helpful in explaining what is standard and available for each vehicle.
 

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The 72 page "2015 Transit whats important"

The 72 page "2015 Transit whats important" is also very helpful in explaining what is standard and available for each vehicle.
I've searched for this document, but can't find it. Gotta source?

Please don't say "Your local Ford dealer"... :(:(
 

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Do you guys know what type of lights are on the R and L side of the bumper on the transit photo that is on top of this forum ? Just wondering if they are a option , don't see them on most transit images.
 
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