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Love my Ford Transit Wagon 15 Passenger
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By Nick Yager
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2017 Ford Transit Wagon Van 350 XL Low Roof w/60/40 Passenger Side Door 3dr Van (3.7L 6cyl 6A)


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I bought this vehicle because I needed to replace my 12 passenger Ford E350 which had been a great vehicle for our large family and business. We upgraded to the 15 passenger so that we could remove some rear seats for expanded cargo. The kids and grandkids love the reclining receipts and we have been very happy with the vehicle overall.


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Ford Transit out shines Mercedes Sprinter
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By Jeremy
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2017 Ford Transit Wagon Van 350 HD XLT High Roof w/Extended Length 3dr Van DRW (3.7L 6cyl 6A)


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Better vehicle and a better value than it's competition. Surprising that Ford let Sprinter dominate the US market for so long before introducing the Transit. After my first 800 mile drive from the dealer to home, I really enjoyed the diesel version and it's smooth transmission. Even with the high roof, it tracks well through the mountains without much wind impact until after 70 MPH. It's hard to believe the 350 HD drives so nice without the hard bumps that you would expect to feel with a unloaded dually.


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15 SEATER? NOT FOR HUMANS
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By Rusty Shackleford
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2017 Ford Transit Wagon Van 350 HD XLT High Roof w/Extended Length 3dr Van DRW (3.7L 6cyl 6A)


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Looked forward to the detailed test drive of the 15 passenger extended length high roof wagon. While the diesel engine performance, overall drivability and front driver and passenger seats did not disappoint, the rear seats (remaining 13 seats) were a disaster. What was ford thinking putting in these tiny narrow seats? Who is the 15 passenger rated for? small kids or tiny half human sized beings? Keep in mind that the rear most bench seat has the wheel well making the outboard seats unusable for any passenger. So count those two seats out, that leaves the total passenger count (including driver) to 13, then look at the single seats in each row, I am 5'10" medium build and I couldn't possible fit in those tiny narrow toy seats, I can see a small child or small person being able to use those two seats so count those out for adult passenger use. This leaves us with 11 remaining seats. Keep in mind that rest of the rear passenger seats are very narrow and if you want to seat 3 adults in each row like ford rates it, you will be practically sitting on each others laps. Only hope is to remove all the rear passenger seats and find aftermarket seats solution (if thats available). For that reason the preconfigured passenger version of fords Transit van (wagon) doesn't make sense to anyone that is going to actually use the 15 seats for adult passengers. I was extremely disappointed in ford for this. Bottomline, if you are looking for cargo version or perhaps wagon version to later install custom seats in (or have it customized), its a great van as far as drivetrain and driving characteristics are concerned. But if you are looking for a turn key solution for a large family or shuttle business where you need to be able to utilize close to full seat occupancy, this is going to be a huge disappointment.


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