Originally Posted by mikracer
Seems expensive for an 04, 5.4, 2wd. Its low mileage and looks very clean though. Is that the layout that you are looking for?
I thought that at first, but the more I look, it has Starcool, a Fiamma awning, very low miles, a really great color and interior, and it is an 04, which is on the newer side IMO for SMBs under $50k.
Bong, I would love to see you get it for 35, but I think it's a great van. I would have absolutely no worries about a 5.4 in that van. Maybe a little underpowered if you ever go 4x4 or tow a trailer often, but my 5.4 with a similar layout and a much heavier and higher CCV pop top did fine. I would recommend a tune from 5-star tuning ($500) and then it will be plenty peppy to move you and your goodies around. Durability wise, they are bulletproof. Mine blew up at 140k and I replaced it, but that was a very rare failure stemming mostly, I think, from my penchant for bad luck.
The 'million mile van' was a 5.4, but there are tons of em with 3-400k running around in every fleet, doing just fine.
Also, my personal opinion of that floor plan, it is an extended version of the floor plan we have with Rusty (plenty of pics in my gallery) and we love it. I would REALLY love to have the extended version you have found so I could sleep downstairs, but it is a really useful floor plan. It seats 4 very comfortably, 6 easily and probably has seat belts for 8. Beat that with anything else on the road besides a straight up passenger van! We also really like the walk through floor plan. With the top popped, the front seats turned and the penthouse bed raised you have a lot of walk around space inside. Good luck, that looks like a great van.