Looking to go cheap for a van to test out this lifestyle while in grad school. I’ve been eyeing some retired police Ford Explorer (or Police Interceptor) SUV’s for conversion. A 2014, 2015, or 2016 has been going for about $3,000-4,000 and has about 150-160k miles on it. Aside from being cheap vehicles, they come without back seats (saving me a little bit of time trying to figure out how to remove them) and provide an extra stealth mode as they look like undercover cop cars. 99% of my time in the vehicle will be in highly populated, high crime, urban areas.
Because I am in school, cheap, safe, and live-able are my key words here.
Is this a terrible idea? What are your thoughts? Any suggestions?