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 Post subject: Re: Looking for a new van.
PostPosted: Mon Mar 02, 2015 11:55 pm 
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that sucks dude.

icbc is a joke.

get them to let you take your parts off, and then work on the payout, if the parts aren't stock to the van, they cant increase value

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 Post subject: Re: Looking for a new van.
PostPosted: Fri Apr 03, 2015 5:04 am 
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Wow what a bummer. What did you end up getting?

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 Post subject: Re: Looking for a new van.
PostPosted: Mon Apr 06, 2015 5:37 pm 
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yeah I am curious as well. Ive been back and forth for a couple years now about what I can replace the van with. NV2500 would be great but no AWD option ( yet ). The Sprinter can be had with AWD but there is definitely some sticker shock.

I am leaning towards a savana / express AWD myself.


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 Post subject: Re: Looking for a new van.
PostPosted: Tue Jun 07, 2016 2:16 am 
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blacknome wrote:
The Sprinter can be had with AWD but there is definitely some sticker shock.
The sprinter would be absolutely rad. I noticed the city bought some as maintenance vehicles. Unfortunately, @ $50k+, not within my budget. Need to buy a home first.

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I am leaning towards a savana / express AWD myself.
Ditto, but ones with a slider are rare as hens teeth. BTW, they are discontinued as of this year. Econolines already discontinued last year. It's the end of an era folks.


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 Post subject: Re: Looking for a new van.
PostPosted: Thu Jun 09, 2016 4:54 am 
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blacknome wrote:
I am leaning towards a savana / express AWD myself.
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Ditto, but ones with a slider are rare as hens teeth. BTW, they are discontinued as of this year. Econolines already discontinued last year. It's the end of an era folks.
Ya, I like those too. Funny though, I was thinking I would like those barn doors on the side, especially on both sides.

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 Post subject: Re: Looking for a new van.
PostPosted: Fri Jun 10, 2016 3:00 pm 
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doyoulikeithere wrote:
Ya, I like those too. Funny though, I was thinking I would like those barn doors on the side, especially on both sides.


Aren't there some contractor package vans that have barn doors on booth sides AND the flip-up rear win-doors? That would be sweet.

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 Post subject: Re: Looking for a new van.
PostPosted: Tue Dec 04, 2018 8:39 am 
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Sorry to come so late, @timelessbeing , but any progress on the replacement-truck hunt? I recently acquired a 1997 GMC M11006 to replace a completely-worn-out Ford E-250 that's too big and heavy for my operating budget anyway, and I've no vehicle to spare. To my knowledge the first downsize commercial vehicle that General Motors manufactured with sliding doors on both sides is the Chevrolet® City Express™, but that model's a front-wheel-drive that I ruled out of further consideration early on for lack of ground clearance and breakover angles - it's not easy to lift a front-driver.

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