How to get a used cargo van cheap?
December 12, 2011 12:21 PM Subscribe
Straightforward question: How do I go about getting the best deal on a used Ford Econoline cargo van?
posted by lore to travel & transportation (3 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
More info: I plan on driving it between 10,000 and 20,000 miles over the next year, mostly freeway miles. I don't need it to last much longer than that, but I'd very much like it to be reliable, because I'll be traveling through some very remote places.
I don't care about appearance. Dents and dings are fine.
A/C is important. Manual or automatic are both fine. Diesel is probably best, but not necessary.
I'm willing to travel for a very good deal, maybe as much as 250 miles from the San Francisco Bay Area.
I have no skills in car repair.
I can spend about $7000. More if I really need to, but obviously less is better.
If you think the Econoline is a bad choice for a used cargo van, I'd be interested in hearing specific better alternatives.