The question is, Transit Connect, Econoline, or Nissan NV?
They all have their pros and cons.
-Comparatively great gas mileage
-Engine pretty easy to access
-Small engine, not very powerful
-Tall and narrow, may be susceptible to crosswinds
-Not as much living space
-Huge amount of space
-Readily available parts
-Cheap to buy, long reputation
-Engine is buried underneath dashboard = hard to work on yourself
-Poor gas mileage
-Has more 'free candy creeper' vibe than other vans
-Easy to access engine
-More space than Transit Connect
-Better gas mileage than Econoline
-Proven engine from Frontier and Titan-based platform mean it should be reliable
-Long nose = less space for overall size (but still plentiful)
-High resale value (high purchase price for me)
I'm not sure why the idea of living in a van particularly tickles my fancy, but it does. I'm just daydreaming here, but I eliminated the GM twins and the Nissan NV and new Ford Transit because reasons.