They sprung for leather but did a complete radio delete? Man, people are weird. I don't think it would cost anything extra to just get the basic sound system and then at least there are speakers in the holes. With a delete I'm sure there is nothing.....but more work.
I priced one not long ago, and the cutaway with a custom box looked like the way to go; similar to what Victorian did. Saves ~$10k on van, and you can get a longer wheelbase too.We think we may want the extended version. We got a quote for the extended (see following post) and it ends up pretty high - about $54000 (with discount but before negotiation). That seems like a lot of money for an empty van.
But the main reason we walked away from that specific one was the transmission. The way it shifted did not feel right. At low speed, from a stop, it seems like it was a bit jerky and wanting to shift too fast. It is hard to explain, but it did not inspire confidence. I tried the manual mode, and they it "jerked" when downshifting to a red light.
I felt I was in a small cell with now windows apart Form windshield. Didn’t like how it felt inside.We need more windows. I was okay with adding some aftermarket windows (such as Tern Overland) but we think we would prefer to have the factory ones, at least in the back.
It has vinyl seats.They sprung for leather but did a complete radio delete? Man, people are weird. I don't think it would cost anything extra to just get the basic sound system and then at least there are speakers in the holes. With a delete I'm sure there is nothing.....but more work.
That's also exactly how we felt (about the lack of windows). Good info about the Crew Van.Yesterday I went check out Transits vans in Hudson Valley, NY.
I was mostly interested in cargo vans, but this is the reason I changed my mind;
I felt I was in a small cell with now windows apart Form windshield. Didn’t like how it felt inside.
However, on the lot there was a rw crew wan, long/mid roof. It was a huge difference between these two.
The crew van has got extra side windows, factory removable 2nd row seats, and airbags for the crew wich is a good safety feature and rear door windows with defrosters. I am tall and the rear seats fell quite good. It can be removed vary easily.
One thing I did not like was that the crew platform is a 2 inches higher than the loading area behind.
Generally, I liked the crew van way way more and It’s very likely I’ll go with that.
Also, I learned the cargo awd vans are relatively easy to find, there were handful on the lot, but the crew awd vans are not so much easy to find. According to the dealer he only had Transits with an LSD a few times and they sell a lot of Transits. So If I were to buy a new Transit I would order one to make sure I get features like LSD, dual batteries, towing option, factory outlets, etc.