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Old 12-13-2012, 02:57 PM   #5731
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I tried to hold out for a 2014 fullsize Ford Transit but could not wait until the third quarter of 2013. Thought about buying a Nissan NV 200 as a small work van and it would be big enough for one race bike. But NO !! Nissan pushed back production until late first quarter or early second quarter of 2013 .

I went down to Mercedes and got a Sprinter 144" short roof today ! I got tired of waiting for the big three ( Ford/GM/Dodge) to make a euro style van for the US market and then having to wait a year or more to get one !
I walked into the dealer and the Sprinter sales guy wasn't a dick ! Then he introduces me to the GM who is a KTM rider , not bad ... We go back to service and the lead service tech has his BMW Single parked in the back of the Sprinter bay... Then we go to the service manager and he rides a BMW 800 Adventure .
So we go in to make the deal and the sales guy says makes me a sweet deal on the van . It was like " Pinch Me" , I must be dreaming.... The paperwork was painless , no bullshit upsale from anyone and I had errands to run and will go back this afternoon and pick up my new van . Load it up in the morning and go racing this weekend .


I have been dreading buying a new van and I was prepared for alot of bullshit car dealer crap , but they made me feel at home and when I left the dealer I felt like I wasn't raped and begging for a new van so I could just leave ! What a concept ! Customer Service !!
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Old 12-13-2012, 08:04 PM   #5732
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Old 12-13-2012, 09:24 PM   #5733
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Old 12-14-2012, 02:17 PM   #5734
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Old 12-14-2012, 02:43 PM   #5735
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Dude! That's nice! I <3 me some Ford!
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Old 12-14-2012, 03:44 PM   #5736
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I will pick up my van from Ujoint tomorrow. 'til then:



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Old 12-14-2012, 04:39 PM   #5737
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Old 12-14-2012, 04:42 PM   #5738
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Something you guys in Co. might find useful this time year.




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Old 12-15-2012, 04:56 AM   #5739
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Old 12-15-2012, 08:15 AM   #5740
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^^^ $10,000.00. Not driven long enough/fast enough for the visor to cause problems. I know, had the same visor on my 78. May still be up in the rafters somewhere...! Much better vans in the 20 Series anyway. Tough as hell and cheap to fix.

Time warp all right....even the Cragars. When they became popular dad had to buy me (mostly) a new tire machine. Coats 10/10...not good so I only ranted once and he traded for a 20/20.Had to keep up with the changing times back in the 70's.

BTW....sold my 78 a few years ago for $200.00. Had well over 200,000 hard miles and but for the rust was running like a top.350 4 Bolt main ... And is still running, saw it on the road last summer. Heavy mover that one.....rocks,gravel, motorcycles, lumber and then swing down the bed, back to camping.

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Old 12-15-2012, 10:11 AM   #5741
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spending this winter getting this guy restored in hopes of taking it for trip out west next summer

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Old 12-15-2012, 12:31 PM   #5742
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I tried to hold out for a 2014 fullsize Ford Transit but could not wait until the third quarter of 2013. Thought about buying a Nissan NV 200 as a small work van and it would be big enough for one race bike. But NO !! Nissan pushed back production until late first quarter or early second quarter of 2013 .

I went down to Mercedes and got a Sprinter 144" short roof today ! I got tired of waiting for the big three ( Ford/GM/Dodge) to make a euro style van for the US market and then having to wait a year or more to get one !
I walked into the dealer and the Sprinter sales guy wasn't a dick ! Then he introduces me to the GM who is a KTM rider , not bad ... We go back to service and the lead service tech has his BMW Single parked in the back of the Sprinter bay... Then we go to the service manager and he rides a BMW 800 Adventure .
So we go in to make the deal and the sales guy says makes me a sweet deal on the van . It was like " Pinch Me" , I must be dreaming.... The paperwork was painless , no bullshit upsale from anyone and I had errands to run and will go back this afternoon and pick up my new van . Load it up in the morning and go racing this weekend .


I have been dreading buying a new van and I was prepared for alot of bullshit car dealer crap , but they made me feel at home and when I left the dealer I felt like I wasn't raped and begging for a new van so I could just leave ! What a concept ! Customer Service !!
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Old 12-15-2012, 01:45 PM   #5743
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I can't seem to get the photos posted yet... Don't know why .
I am going to do wheels,tires,audio ,driving lights , 3M clear bra ,floor mats and line the walls . This is my race van and tire hauler so I can't go nuts as I would like.
I will get photos later.
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Old 12-15-2012, 01:49 PM   #5744
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spending this winter getting this guy restored in hopes of taking it for trip out west next summer

Gorgeous! If you get to Salida, CO, I'd love to see it!
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Old 12-15-2012, 05:43 PM   #5745
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Done. It was worth the wait.





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