any red flags? Ford E-350 7.3 4x4
I am new to the forum and would love your expert opinions about a van I am considering. It's a Sportsmobile Ford E-350 7.3L diesel 4x4 2003 w manual poptop. After checking it out, I love it even more, and it got a thumbs up from the mechanic who checked it except for a recommendation to replace the drive belt sooner than later and that there was a very small oil leak, expected at this age.
I have always wanted a van like this, but many years have passed since I first thought of getting a van like this. I am wondering if I am stuck on this model and year, and if I should be moving on to "newer" models. I've always had it in my mind that this was my ideal van, and I've always been told this engine would last forever (it has 65,000 miles, good maintenance records).
I'm 45 and would use it for road trips w my husband and 4-year old.
Are there any red flags I'm unaware of with this van and year?
What should I expect to be reasonable to pay for this?
Thanks in advance.