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Old 04-11-2018, 01:59 PM
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Said Goodbye

After two years of turbulent ownership, I said goodbye to our Transit last Friday. Aside from the no-start issue that was solved by avoiding E85, the van itself was great. We put 33,000 miles on it over those two years, and I still think it's the best driving full-size van I've driven. No regrets with the 3.7L either, it was more than adequate, and gave better fuel economy than a van this size could be expected to.

Our problems were with an absolute lemon of a wheelchair lift that spent months in the shop, and after getting divorced we no longer needed something quite so large. So last Friday it was traded on a '15 Sienna XLE with a Braun Rampvan XT conversion. The automatic ramp is much easier to use than the hydraulic lift in the Transit, and of course the minivan is much less cumbersome to drive. I'd own another Transit if it ever fit my circumstances again, I've got lots of fond memories of it. Here's the final photo I have, taken right as I was driving away in the new Sienna.
 
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