I bought the Ford Transit in Fall of 2021. I chose the Ford version of the van because we had a break down on a trip and were left at the mercy of a specific dealer and had to wait the weekend until they could open up again and find our parts. (We did get to meet Alice Cooper in the mean time so it was in the end a nice dovetail to the vacation). I learned that the Ford is easily worked on by any mechanic in the country. Parts are easy to find too. I liked having the Sprinter but currently plan on building out the Ford with the hopes that I will start a fully electric van build in 2025 or thereabouts.
I am taking on the project with a few different goals in mind:
Using the van for dirty work (mulch, sand, scrap metal)