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First of all, thanks to all the folks who post here; your info was so helpful when it came to choosing our van.

I've got five daughters (with more sure to come), and we had outgrown our Odyssey. We first looked at a Nissan a few years back, but then anxiously awaited the arrival of the Transit.

We picked up our Transit yesterday: Ingot silver, medium room Wagon XL. It's got the Ecoboost (of course!) and is actually pretty optioned out: Sync, Power drivers seat, reverse sensors and backup cam, and of course cruise, etc. My wife wasn't sold on the medium roof at first, but realized how cramped the Low Roof would feel as our kids got older.

My wife can't believe how easy it is to drive! She says it's easier than our Odyssey (which, admittedly, is over ten years old).

A few more questions for your Transit Pros:
1) Do you get better fuel economy on the highway when the tranny is locked in 6th gear (where the turbo does the work), or when you let it choose?
2) Has anyone found a place to purchase aftermarket wheels? The steel with black hubcaps isn't doing it for me! (Or perhaps does anyone know what the hub design/lug pattern is?

I will update with fuel economy numbers soon!
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Congrats! I look forward to seeing your pics. The EcoBoost is awesome and the tranny does a great job so just leave it in auto.

The lug spacing on the wheels is not common, nor is the offset. The only aftermarket wheels I've seen were listed on this Euro Transit forum post. Look for posts listing wheels for the Mk8 Transit which is the same as ours.

The other option is search eBay for the factory alloys. I've seen some listed with tires for around $1350 before shipping.

I think this thing would look great with some 18" alloys and lower profile tires but the tires might not meet the load rating.

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