Have you guys read some of this stuff? It's pretty comical. - Ford Transit USA Forum
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Have you guys read some of this stuff? It's pretty comical.

https://autos.yahoo.com/photos/2015-...sit-slideshow/

The comments in that comments section are pretty unreal.

I'm actually worried Ford will lose market share because too many people think like that.
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It looks like the transit will be higher priced than the sprinter without the diesel.
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Gas versions are cheaper than the Sprinter and diesel versions of each are close in price.
The Ford will have less expensive parts and can be serviced/repaired in many more locations than a Sprinter. Should definitely have lower operating costs than a Sprinter. Nothing exotic about Ford whereas the Sprinter has some very strange design "features".
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It looks like the transit will be higher priced than the sprinter without the diesel.
The Transit starts at $29K.
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I think that the convenience of having a Ford vs. a Mercedes does count for something, especially with a vehicle that people will be using more for work.

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Which design "features" are you referring to exactly?
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i'm kind of scared of what i might have to go through with it being a mercedes and would actually feel much more comfortable going with a Ford
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I think that the convenience of having a Ford vs. a Mercedes does count for something, especially with a vehicle that people will be using more for work.

@orton

Which design "features" are you referring to exactly?
Driveshaft that does not have replaceable bearings. You have to buy complete $800 dollar assembly.
An automatic transmission that is not an automatic. You must shift it manually to prevent engine from running at 99% load.
Lug wrench that bends before wheel bolts loosen
Wrong material choices.
Plastic side moldings that leak water into interior
Drive shaft hanger bearings without a dust seal
No temperature guage.
Junk tires.
Rear doors rattle
Fuel filter buried inside engine.
Air conditioning indicator light on when air conditioning off.
Inadequate rear sway bar.
Rust
Odd electrical design

There is more but the above is what comes to mind as a starter.
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Lug wrench that bends before wheel bolts loosen

Fuel filter buried inside engine.

Air conditioning indicator light on when air conditioning off.
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I read about the lug wrench early on so I carried a breaker bar and socket. Never had to use it, but I was prepared.


Not only is the fuel filter buried, but it requires replacement every 10,000 miles! It's a full hour of labor at German luxury car rates, and if you don't do it you'll walk home rather than limp home.


I got used to light on meaning A/C off, but I heard that it's been changed to conform to normal now. So probably no longer an issue.
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most of your typical internet commentary comes from people with no interest in purchasing said vehicle It always makes me giggle reading the comments section of a mainly commercial van that take the mickey on the basis of styling. FEck its not a fashion accessory its a god dam VAN!
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most of your typical internet commentary comes from people with no interest in purchasing said vehicle It always makes me giggle reading the comments section of a mainly commercial van that take the mickey on the basis of styling. FEck its not a fashion accessory its a god dam VAN!
I see it all the time and makes you wonder why the heck are they even posting about it, some people don't have anything better to do lol.
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