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Old 04-21-2019, 09:33 AM   #1
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Which of these 2 vans would you buy? 2013 E250 eb 24,000 mi. or 2014 E350 eb 45,000mi

Edit: the e350 is a 2012
Both vans have a 5.4 L V8
Both are asking $24,000
Both are extended cargo vans, which is what I want.
Thinking the E350 would be better for towing but has higher mileage at 45,000 miles. (Still pretty low mileage).
And the benefit to the E250 is that it only has 24,000 miles. But a lower tow rating.
The 250 is further away and would involve a 30 hour one way drive.
The 350 is only 12 hours away.
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Old 04-21-2019, 10:11 AM   #2
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E-350. You will be surprised how much your van will weigh when it is built out. The added payload of the E-350 is priceless.
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Old 04-21-2019, 11:06 AM   #3
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Edit: the e350 is a 2012
Both vans have a 5.4 L V8
Both are asking $24,000
Both are extended cargo vans, which is what I want.
Thinking the E350 would be better for towing but has higher mileage at 45,000 miles. (Still pretty low mileage).
And the benefit to the E250 is that it only has 24,000 miles. But a lower tow rating.
The 250 is further away and would involve a 30 hour one way drive.
The 350 is only 12 hours away.
I've been doing a lot of looking too, nice cargo vans are hard to come by, I want an R.B. with side barn doors, all I see are sliders, not sure where you are, but $24,000 seems WAY over priced to me.
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Old 04-21-2019, 11:47 AM   #4
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With a full build out and 4x4 you're going to want a full float rear end. Another reason for the E350 although many were built with the semi float so you'd want to run the VIN to be sure. You could swap it later but it ain't cheap... talkin from experience here.

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Old 04-21-2019, 02:11 PM   #5
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not sure where you are, but $24,000 seems WAY over priced to me.
Im buying nation-wide.
The kbb for this vehicle is $17,500-$21,000.
So hopefully pay no more than $22,000.
But like you said.. a good low mileage van with all the options you want can be hard to come by. Iíd rather pay an extra $1,000 or $2,000 for a good van than wait forever to find the right one at a better price.
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Old 04-23-2019, 04:26 AM   #6
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Im buying nation-wide.
The kbb for this vehicle is $17,500-$21,000.
So hopefully pay no more than $22,000.
But like you said.. a good low mileage van with all the options you want can be hard to come by. I’d rather pay an extra $1,000 or $2,000 for a good van than wait forever to find the right one at a better price.
These KBB citations are pretty worthless for an out-of-production vehicle that is undergoing increased interest from the buying public. Even if one has been in a dealer's inventory for a while they might be holding out for their price----chances are they'll get it sooner or later. Time is on their side.

Any E-Series with under 50K miles is a great potential van. As mentioned the E350 EB would be the better vehicle as you don't have to worry too much about how much additional weight your build out will add. If you plan on towing that's another benefit.

From your list it seems the E350 is screaming for you to come buy it.
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Old 04-23-2019, 07:39 AM   #7
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E350. I bought one 2yrs ago from a Ford dealer in NC. 30 miles from ujoint. It had 50k and ford pre-certified warranty 7 yrs etc. That gave me a kinda warm fuzzy feeling. I paid 23k 2 years ago. It's the v8. I have a minimalist interior build with a ccv top and it's 9k empty without gear. Only problem from the Ford factory side is the a/c which was an easy fix. Thanks to youtube.Anything touched by the 4x4 conversion and interior folks not so much.
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Don't know where you live... But there was a 2010 black e350 eb cargo barn door... 38K mi with a $19K BIN on eBay. V10. Think it was out of Orlando or Tampa.

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