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How Many Transits Will Ford Sell?

Obviously the question is a touch ambiguous. Looking at RAM Promaster sales data I'm just curious...


oct 13: 570
nov 13: 828
dec 13: 1872
jan 14: 607
feb 14: 597
mar 14: 1106

Total: 5580

average per month: 930

TO put this in perspective the Econoline moved 11,642 units in March 14 alone, and 125,356 units in 2013. Do you think Transit will be able to replicate the success or will it see similar figures to the PM?
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Ford will sell more transits in the US than all others combined. I predict 100,000 the first year and stepping up to 150,000 the second.

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I feel some of the Sprinter guys buying these as well, The Fiat import badged has a dodge just don't work. Ford clearly used the sprinter as a benchmark.
The sprinter is a good van, but getting them serviced is there #1problem.
Yes, I am VanMan on sprinter-source. Hope this forum becomes as helpful as that one, I will buy the Transit ans feel it will live up to the econoline history

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I feel some of the Sprinter guys buying these as well, The Fiat import badged has a dodge just don't work. Ford clearly used the sprinter as a benchmark.
The sprinter is a good van, but getting them serviced is there #1problem.
Yes, I am VanMan on sprinter-source. Hope this forum becomes as helpful as that one, I will buy the Transit ans feel it will live up to the econoline history

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Hello , too have a Sprinter, an 04 with over 5000,000 miles on It still gets great fuel mileage average is 23. However when it breaks down it in the shop for a few days and the parts are about twicw as much as a ford. So my next van will be a Transit gas. Diesel has no advantage over gas, unless your gonna haul heavy, over 3,000 lbs on a regular basis, ot tow over 10,000 lbs.
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The PUMA (ford internal name for the inline 5 cyl diesel) is a modern design: piezo fuel injectors and VG turbo. You have to remember that this engine is built south of the equator with different Labor rates and shipping costs.
The engine is used in other countries. I plan on buying a ecoboost 3.5 GDI engine. I live in Michigan and this last winter has shown that a diesel needs to be preheated, so add this to your operating cost. GDI is the future of gasoline engines, Ford and many GMs have it. My van is (will) not be a primary vehicle so fuel mileage is not #1. Every one that I know with a American van wishes it had more headroom.
For me= midroof,long wheelbase,3.5L eco,cargo

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The Transit is the benchmark and Sprinter is the copycat. I fell in love with the Transit 12 years ago in London. Todd
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Sadly I think a good number of people will see it the other way as the Sprinter is pretty much everywhere and was I think the first cargo van of it's type in america.
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the sprinter is a popular van but that doesnt mean sprinter owners wont jump over to other vans

there are more options now than ever.
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The PUMA (ford internal name for the inline 5 cyl diesel) is a modern design: piezo fuel injectors and VG turbo. You have to remember that this engine is built south of the equator with different Labor rates and shipping costs.
The engine is used in other countries. I plan on buying a ecoboost 3.5 GDI engine. I live in Michigan and this last winter has shown that a diesel needs to be preheated, so add this to your operating cost. GDI is the future of gasoline engines, Ford and many GMs have it. My van is (will) not be a primary vehicle so fuel mileage is not #1. Every one that I know with a American van wishes it had more headroom.
For me= midroof,long wheelbase,3.5L eco,cargo

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welcome to the show Van Man, you're right about GDI being the future, but what does concern me is the studies now coming out finding that GDI engines pollute worse than typical injection as well as worse than Diesel. Once action is taken against this I fear the efficiency garbage they will be federally mandated to outfit are going to choke the feck out of GDI engines...

New car engines emit more harmful particles than predecessors: study | Reuters
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welcome to the show Van Man, you're right about GDI being the future, but what does concern me is the studies now coming out finding that GDI engines pollute worse than typical injection as well as worse than Diesel. Once action is taken against this I fear the efficiency garbage they will be federally mandated to outfit are going to choke the feck out of GDI engines...

New car engines emit more harmful particles than predecessors: study | Reuters
Wow never knew that, thats not good at all. I wonder if any other major media websites have picked up on this.
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