Jack of all trades, master of some
Use as my car and weekend escape vehicle
Wider than you think, lower than it looks, quicker than it should be with more equipment than you would expect in a van
Purchased in January 2020 at Ford Dealers for $50,990.00.
A great reliable and economical transportation.
My transit was coverted ito a camper and one a year I tour Europe for aproximately 30,000 Km.
It has 286,000 Km and had no major breackdown. The engine 2.2L Diesel 140HP is fuel efficiently 6.2 L/ 100Km. Doesn't consume any oil between changes ( 15,000 Km ). I use only 100% Synthetic oil 5W 30.
I had to replace the left hub bearring. I will replace the 4 injectors and the EGR valve to improve the emission and to stop the slight black smock on shifting gears.
It is a very reliable vehicle and drives comfortable. The turning radius is not tight due to the front wheel drive and a the long wheelbase. The passenger door fails to lock sometimes.
Purchased in June 2008 at Privet sale.
Great Tradie Van
This is a great Van, there is room for all your tools you can pretty much customise the back with however you need to work. Gets good fuel mileage too and is super comfortable to drive.
Purchased in March 2016 at Private Sale.
Older Ford Transits better than new ones
I have a Ford Transit Winnebago 2001 and its been fantastic. I'm the 3rd owner and the vehicle has performed very well. Travelling around Australia, if I do need anything incl servicing, all mechanics know Ford. And parts are easy to get.
All the bad reviews are referring to newer models.
Mine is 2001 - yes its 18 years old, but things were built differently back then, better quality = built to last.
I wanted to put this here to balance out the bad reviews. Keep in mind, people are more likely to spend time writing a bad review than a good one. It gives them a vent. I would buy an older Ford Transit chassis again, just the older models. They go forever.
Ford Tourer Motorhome about 6.5 mtrs long with high top roof and a 6 speed manual gearbox. This vehicle whether it be a motorhome or a work vehicle is very well laid out ergonomically and very satisfying to drive insofar as seat comfort and response is concerned.
Very well appointed dashboard and heaps of glove boxes/storage areas and an auxillary plug for your ipod, along with strereo and cd player and a folding top table as part of the dash top cover...great idea when parked at the beach or in the rain having fish and chips or just a cuppa....
Great little work horse
Vehicle inspection by mechanic well worth $$$
2007 2.4 litre diesel swb van which has done 100km since purchased.
Have replaced waterpump. I keep it serviced at 10km intervals.
A pleasure to drive, zippy little machine, economical and handles couriering just fine.
Stepped out of a VW crafter and prefer my transit.
The best all round car I have ever owned
Bought a new 280 Low Roof MWB FWD in 2012. Fitted windows all round, folding rear seat, fans & insulation & lining to rear cargo area. This is my daily driver & family wagon & work van. Very comfortable ride, handles extremely well, does NOT drive like a van. Would I buy another one? Most definitely.
Faults - the front passenger bench seat is a little too upright for real comfort
- small leak from power steering column at 60,000km and 5th gear shredded at 65,000km. Both fixed under warranty by Lane Ford, with no hassle from Ford Australia - excellent service from both parties.
Purchased in June 2012 at Lane Ford for $33,000.00.
Van runs perfect until you hook up and tow it gets a gear like warning light that relates to petrol engines but its a 2.4 turbo diesel, turbo shuts down and has no power, taken to ford dealers they are useless also clutch pedal has no pressure after long drive but fine if driven short term
Ford Transit VM Dual wheel jumbo. An excellent delivery van
We run an urgent freight transport business delivering newspapers from print site to newsagents 7 nights/week. Purchased a new 2.4ltr dual wheeled jumbo Transit 4 years ago. Has been used constantly on multi drop runs (usually 30 drops per run) as well as regional and some interstate overnight work usually at maximum load.
After 180,000klm we have had no breakdowns and no major problems. For a big van it is a dream to drive, plenty of torque, silky smooth 6 speed box, comfortable and all the electronic controls to keep it and the driver safe
I have had my 2010 transit for 6 months and very happy with it so far. I have my own plumbing business, the transit pulls through with flying colours, it is always fully load and when it needs tow a trailer it dose it with ease. The transit has a good balance off power and fuel efficiency.
Plenty of room in cab and cargo area, a pleasure to drive.
Parts are a little expensive for a ford, a little more power would be great.
i have 375000 klm on my 06 transit regular service never had a problem i am sure that a Japanese van would have died by now as i regularly have 1.5 ton in the back and another 1 ton on the trailer i have towed a xr Fairmont to every state in Australia and never broke down , i bet a smaller van would do that , i have been very happy with the van my wife drives it as well and loves it , keep up the good work ford thanks for a great van
turbo good view from the drivers seat , easy to park great tow car turbo diesel stand in the back with out bending over
bumpers should have been color coded , long way up to the drivers seat and i am 6 foot tall
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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