$2000 doesn't sound like the price associated with a "saved from the crusher" story to me.
It sounds more like an "I just bought a regular daily driver van" story.
To me, saved from the crusher implies that the scrap price is more than the market would bring selling it.
Were they really considering crushing a $2000 van?
Am I missing something? LOL
I paid $2300 for my van a couple or three years ago, with 68k, working A/C, and it had new tires on it.
No matter how you crush it though, I'm glad you found a van you like, as that's not as easy as it sounds.