After researching this van and finding out the little eccentricities about it, pertaining to the cons I really like it, when compared to others. I like the fact that its small and still large enough and handles like a car - from what I have been hearing a lot from others and comfortable long rides. I also like the looks of the cargo van. To me a major aspect is how it handles, I have owned bmw's and that is one thing I love about them is the way they handle and are fun to drive. Reliability seems ok. But here is the thing I am 2 hours away from a Mercedes dealer, Do I buy a Ford transit -( not the transit connect, which is pure ugly and too small ) because the dealer is 30 min away or a metris.???? I would need the van for part of my business and if it were out of commision for a while thats ok. But not looking to put more than 11000 miles per year on it. What would others do? My time and money is important of course, but just feel the driver satisfaction would not be as great with a ford. Initially my pick was the Nissan NV 2500 as that van is indestructable but a gas guzzler. Also are windows in back a necesity??? since driver mirrors almost everyone complains about. Are there a lot of die hard mettris fans on this forum that like their van that much that would be willing to be located 2 hours away from a dealership??? Just a thought like to hear what other think, of course some practicality matters. Thank you.