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Re: Nice vans...what do you have?

Postby Mitchel_12000 » Sun Aug 26, 2012 8:26 pm

It has a 1.5 petrol engine with the enormous amount of 50hp :wink: .

We want to make a bed in the back so we can go to beachparty's in the weekends and sleep in the van. In the morning I can go surfing :-). Living the good live :D

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Re: Nice vans...what do you have?

Postby WildDuke » Sun Aug 26, 2012 11:42 pm

Vin Stefanelli wrote:why the heck is the usa version of the ford transit so much uselessly smaller than that one!?!?!?!


Because you have those wonderful E series vans! I'd rather have one of those!

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Re: Nice vans...what do you have?

Postby Vin Stefanelli » Mon Aug 27, 2012 12:18 am

Econoline? nooo. this here is my preferred beach cruising awd safari
at a pit stop on the way to buxton
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Re: Nice vans...what do you have?

Postby davesails7 » Mon Aug 27, 2012 2:32 pm

WildDuke wrote:
Vin Stefanelli wrote:why the heck is the usa version of the ford transit so much uselessly smaller than that one!?!?!?!


Because you have those wonderful E series vans! I'd rather have one of those!


The currently available small Ford van for the US you're talking about is the Transit Connect, different from full sized Transit.

Good news though, the US is getting the full sized European Transit van in 2013 as well! Ford says 25% better fuel economy than E-Series. The Transit in the US will be available with eco-boost V6 and a diesel.

Some overlap with E-series. E-series is sticking around until 2015 or something like that.

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Re: Nice vans...what do you have?

Postby rightguard » Mon Aug 27, 2012 7:12 pm

You seem to be in the know so I'll ask... Those full size transits, can you fit a sheet of plywood inside? What kind of gass mileage do they get?

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Re: Nice vans...what do you have?

Postby davesails7 » Mon Aug 27, 2012 7:39 pm

rightguard wrote:You seem to be in the know so I'll ask... Those full size transits, can you fit a sheet of plywood inside? What kind of gass mileage do they get?


Not sure about the cargo dimensions, check out Ford's UK website and you should be able to find it.

They didn't release fuel economy yet, but the RWD F150 with the Ecoboost V6 gets 16/22 city/hwy. Probably the same for the Transit with Ecoboost. About the same weight and size. That would be about 25% better than the current E-Series (with A LOT more power).

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Re: Nice vans...what do you have?

Postby islandbound » Mon Aug 27, 2012 9:19 pm

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Vintage 1993 Dodge 318 3500 Roadtrek.

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Re: Nice vans...what do you have?

Postby Caesar » Sat Sep 01, 2012 3:05 am

This would be my favorite: http://www.boreme.com/posting.php?id=34432

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Re: Nice vans...what do you have?

Postby longwhitecloud » Sat Sep 01, 2012 12:40 pm

that is so sick, diff lock 4WD and some clearance - jeez that would be so awesome - would just live in it

check this from great wall - 4wd, prob not huge torque tho
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Re: Nice vans...what do you have?

Postby starkitesuk » Sun Sep 02, 2012 8:10 pm

Here is my Baby 8)
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