Originally Posted by maxdepth
This is basically where my head/budget is at - either building out an e-series van or an older transit and potentially converting it to 4x4. Do you mind sharing how much quadvan wants for the transit 4x4 conversion? Thank you
I think it will be in the $10-15k range. My E350 was $12k.
I looked for quite some time at older E350s. Mine was a 2008 with diesel and when I put 4x4 and bigger tires I was consistently in the 12mpg which bothers me.
Without getting into a religious war, I'll probably avoid diesels going forward but I'm not a tow person so much of the value is lost on me.
The Transit has better mileage on a strong 3.5 twin turbo engine. It's my favorite aspect of the new van.
As I look at the build side, I suspect it will work out more expensive to build than if I just bought an older used built version. That said, I like to try new things so this will keep me busy for the winter. If I do a good job and my wife likes it, I'll probably add the 4x4 and a CCV poptop.
There are some spectacular resources out there including this forum. Good luck of your search.