On "Transit"... my wife and i attended the Seattle Ford Transit Tour in August, and we were glad we did...but for the opposite reason i'd hoped!
I did a nice full write up of our visit
__at my build thread, scroll down to the third post on page 11_
The bottom line for my wife and i was that unless FORD listens to what regular folk are saying about driving-discomfort of steering and seating these rigs will be for day-trippers and daily work vans...and not for those wanting to utilize them as replacements/entry into the all-day-driver of an RV... which our full size Chevy van certainly is. We intentionally drove our Chevy up to Seattle (3+ hour drive) so we had and immediate comparison.
The Ford Transit for myself at 5'8" and my wife at 5'2" was un drivable for any more than a round the city rig. It might be great for delivery drivers who are in and out and don't mind driving with something that reminded me of a school bus style steering wheel. WHY in the world didn't Ford work in a full tilt steering column?? Our Chevy Van's wheel can adjust from nearly horizontal to full vertical and telescope. The rigs we were in and drove (extended body high roof eco boost) wheel would only adjust about ~10% down from horizontal. It was like driving a school bus...and not something we wanted. I know this will be a non issue for many, but for my wife and i that will regularly drive 5 to 6 hours to a camp site, driving comfort is mandatory.
Also, the seating position for us was to low. If we wanted a car like feel in the cab we would get a sedan. We want (and currently have) a commanding view of traffic (especially with an additional lift in the van).
While i do like the look of the new euro vans (yes even the PM!), i'm not ready to trade a comfortable working rig like the Chevy quite yet.
PS...sorry for the crazy text formatting...
some things like TapTalk and iPads just don't mix well IMO.