My wife and I watched American Pickers that we recorded and saw the end where Mike took delivery. I too am curious as too how well their Transit does. I couldn't help but notice how obvious that Ford played a big hand in the advertising in that episode.
Is the 3.2 a Diesel? if so is it Ford-Built? I think Ford has become a sponsor of AP and provided the Transit to them.
As mentioned, its Ford built. It has been in the previous model Transit, and the current model Ranger sold elsewhere for a number of years.
It seems to have been pretty reliable, but I'm not sure what emissions equipment it will come with on the Transit delivered to the US. I know in Australia none have had Urea injection, and only a few models have DPF. I expect the US will require both of those.