Great van, terrible technology
10,000 km 12 moinths
Van and functional stuff is great
Centre console is straight out of the *early* 2000s
I'm 185cm, and can't reach the radio etc from the driving position
SatNav is useless (prompts -after- the turn in city situtions) - now using phone and TomTom
Voice control is laughable (but it doen't understand laughs or swearing)
Radio is dangerous to use while driving (illogical controls)
Reverse camera cuts out if a call comes in!
Don't park on a slope - rear-up with <20% tank. Won't start! ...
Perfect!!! Just need tow bar and back seat
Just need to know can I fit a back seat to my 2007 model vm ford transit, it's a work model with no windows it does have plug holes where something can go in I think. It's says TRW 19 on the plug hole area? Is that a code for a seat or anything
blown head gasket problems
Purchase Vm Cab Chassis new in 2010 has been a great vehicle, allways regularly serviced with lots of country driving. Just one concern about been told that they can blow a head gasket or worse around 150k t0 180k . My just hit 152k and guess what has happen, a blown head gasket or worse. Has anyone else heard of this or had this problem. deciding whether to sell once repaired ?.
i owned a transit VG for 12years and replaced it with a 2011 VM with 200,000 Klms on clock, yes a lot of K's for a 2011 model, but theses were highway klm's carting eggs, this is a excellent van, looks new, motor is very powerful, storage departments all over the van which is really handy, 1st gear is a bit slow, but wynds up after that, although the turbo is noisey, i have not replaced anything yet at 230,000 Klm. i did look hard for a van like this at the right price $23,000 on the road, i would not but anything lest that 2012 model now, otherwise you may inherite other peoples problems, and have it checked out by a accredited mechanic !!! i want a sprinter but cost too much, This van was a great choice and so far so good.
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New Ford Transit Custom Van, first 1000Km review.
Hello, Got my new van on Thursday and a week later I've managed to put 1000Km on it.
Now, I have to state this, the company I work was paying for it and it didn't have any major budget restriction, so even the high end Vito was considered.
Let me start, I've always said I'd never buy a Ford, but, as I was looking around, it became clear this van was the only one that would fit everything I needed in the short wheel base variant.
I've looked at the Transporter, which is my old van and I loved the engine, had the twin turbo diesel 2.5L and I...would say it had plenty of power, put over 250,000Km in about 4 years and the only major problem was an oil leak which was fixed for about $1,000, BUT, as I said, I could not fit everything I wanted. Looked at just about everything that was available, from the Toyota HiAce through the Mercedes Benz Vito. What I ended up getting is the short wheel base with the City Pack option. For starters, it is comfortable, just done a daily Sydney-Canberra-Sydney with a couple of jobs in the middle and my back is happy. It has plenty of cup holders, I need to keep hydrated, so I drink lots of water, they're place handy and out of sunlight, so it doesn't get warm if you leave a few hours in the sun, unlike thew old Transporter.
Questions & Answers
Hello. Does anyone know much about the locking system on a 2006 v j transit camper van?
Nup. But after reading all the endless expensive repair bills on ford transit vans theres no way lm buying one now
Well after sorting out the couple of little problems known with these models. I'm now very happy to report, the ol Transhit is running sweet, and I'm pretty happy at the moment....
What is the difference between a fa and a vm chassis?
to be honest I do not know ! my experience is with the new Transit custom long wheel base, great looking, goes well, the drivers seat did not suit me to the point with 500kms on the clock I traded it back to Ford, not a cheap experience !!
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