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Old 02-01-2019, 03:36 PM   #24
The Gritz Carlton
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Agree 100%.

Even without the hybrid version, there is a lot to like about the Transit Custom, and I think it would be very well received by a lot of do-it-yourself builders who want or need a daily driver that is also gareagable at home.

It comes in 2 lengths and 2 roof heights. The factory high roof model has 5’-10” of interior height, so it’s quite a bit more than the low roof RAM ProMaster which is the only other van in US that provides close to standup room for shorter people, yet has overall height under 8 feet. Even after a little insulation, 5’-7” or so would make moving around inside much easier than old low-roof vans. And all in a vehicle that is garageable through an 8-foot door.


On diesel, these vans are rated at ~30 MPG, so they would make great second vehicles, maybe even primary vehicles that can be used for light camping. With a gas engine about 25 MPG should be possible. The hybrid would just be icing on the cake.

I would buy the diesel tomorrow if it were available here. I have a Chevy Express 2500 LWB up-fitted for basic overnighting. I bought it for the dogs (lab hair) but "we all" use it for excursions downtown, day games, etc. This little Custom fills many gaps!!
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