We had been talking about replacing our 2004 15 passenger van for awhile.
While it served us well, with very little issue for almost 8 years--it was literally starting to fall apart.
Then Covid hit and we decided since it wasn't getting a whole lot of use, we would wait until next year to replace it.
Well, a couple of Sundays ago, we were all dressed and loaded into the van for church and it wouldn't start. Not even with a jump.
It was a fairly simple fix, but just one more thing added to the list against it.
A day or so after it was fixed and road ready, we had a fairly lengthy drive on a super hot day.
The A/C doesn't work and the big back window latch was broken so couldn't be opened.
Needless to say, it was miserable.
I'm not really big on a/c either, but on a day like that it was necessary and didn't work.
I believe it was literally the day before when I was informed that Mike had a van trade-in at work.
He ended up bringing it home for a test-drive.
A 2016 12 passenger transit van.
The dealership has never had this kind of trade-in during the entirety of his hire there.
Hardly any miles on it and too good to pass up.
It seemed very providential that at this time and place it pretty much fell into our laps.
Sooo, paperwork is completed and we now have what is dubbed "Crunch."
The wrap is slowly coming off.
Out with the old and in with the new.
It does not have the same beefy feel of the E350, the front end is shorter, a few less seats and a couple of other differences--but overall we are pleased. It rides nicely.
We thank the Lord for His provision!