self converted not a proper camper...
The transit wasn't as refined as a car but for long drives was way more comfortable, it's designed to be driven as a job.
It all depends what your after it for, is it your only car? If so then you get the downsides of higher fuel costs and lower practicality in some respects.
We had another car for short trips/shopping etc that we used when we didn't need the van. Before moving I was down to just the van, there was a cheap 1l run around at the end of the street for £500, it would have been cheaper to buy that and run it into the ground for 3 months than commute in the van.
Now I'm without one I'm trying to get another one.