2003 Chevrolet Express Cargo 2500 Rwd 3dr Van (4.3L 6cyl 4A)
Bought van used in 06 w/ very low mileage. Ample space and hauling capacity. Great, modern look for a work van. 4.8 V8 is reliable as they come, but underpowered for a van this size, especially if you carry a massive amount of equipment as I do. Then again, these vans are made for hauling, not speed. I will buy another Express in the future, but instead go w/ the larger 6.0L engine.
Seats are surprisingly comfortable, but you'll still bounce around w/ out a full load. Still a truck.
Larger V8 should be standard, especially for the 2500 and above.