Ask TFL: I Cannot Buy or Order a New Ford, Mercedes, or GM Van – What Gives?

It's affecting many people across the country.

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It is currently VERY difficult if not impossible to purchase a new full-size van.

TFL viewer, Mark N., sends in this report and feedback.

In September of 2022, I tried to place an order with Ford For a 2023 Ford Transit. Three dealers turned me away, citing that the 2023 books are closed. The same thing happened to me at Mercedes with the Sprinter van. Chevy reports that their new passenger Express vans have the big 6.2L V8. None of these vans exist within a 3,000-mile radius of my zip code. Is America open for business anymore? Also, does the new Ford Transit Trail van exist? It seems to be a fake model.”

A short supply of new large vans and big fleet orders are making it very difficult for a private party or small business to purchase a new van. Please let us know if this is affecting you as well.