TRANSIT VS. SPRINTER (Part II - Page 10 - Ford Transit USA Forum
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I didn't choose a rear end, so I'm guessing I get the 'default' option 3.31?

I have no doubt the 3.5EcoBoost will get significantly better mileage than the current E250 5.4L V8 I'm currently driving,

however, compared to our Sprinter which is getting 30+mpg hwy, the Transit has no chance to compete with that. Even a pricier diesel Transit can't hold a candle to it.


Even though I left a deposit and custom ordered a Transit to my taste, on more than one occasion, I've seriously considered walking away from the deal and ordering the forthcoming M-B Metris which has the same drivetrain as the Sprinter which has left me suitably impressed, and no doubt being smaller and lighter, will get better mileage!

I'll wait till next spring, and pass on my Transit to one of the other guys, and grab a Metris, from everything I've read about it so far, its calling my name!



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That mpg advantage may go away if Ford brings over the 2.2 liter Duratorq diesel they use for the Transit in Europe. My guess is they will roll it out along with the 10 speed transmission in about 2 or 3 years. I think it is the only engine you can get in the Euro Transit.
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Never fear, your dealer has his pickup time covered with the invoice you receive for each service. It is just buried.

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Nonsense, when we bought, M-B offered offered a promo for CDN customers which still applies to 2015 models, "3 years free maintenance". We are on year 1 and using our first maintenance.

Not a dime out of my pocket and PURE PEACE OF MIND for this year, and for the next 2 years. So even if I do go to the dealer, I can stuff my mouth hole with all the coffee and croissants my little heart desires.

After the 3 year term, I can take it to any mechanic, or choose to go back to M-B for service.


(I know, I know, next you are going to tell me the service was buried inthe purchase price.... *eyeroll* )


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My T1N is a great van. Been very reliable. I'll be very impressed if my Transit lives up to the standard it set. That said, you couldn't give me a NCV3. Wouldn't drive it.
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I've read that where the fasteners for body molding penetrates the sides of the Sprinter, water is able to enter the van.

Does anybody know if this is going to be a problem in our Transit vans that have 'body cladding' with attachments that pierce the sides of the van?

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I've read that where the fasteners for body molding penetrates the sides of the Sprinter, water is able to enter the van.

Does anybody know if this is going to be a problem in our Transit vans that have 'body cladding' with attachments that pierce the sides of the van?
Poor design copied from Sprinter. I spent hours inside vans at the dealership taking measurements before mine was delivered. One had an inch of water in the bottom of the enclosure behind the sliding door. So the answer to your question is yes. I will put sealant around each penetration before insulating.

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Poor design copied from Sprinter. I spent hours inside vans at the dealership taking measurements before mine was delivered. One had an inch of water in the bottom of the enclosure behind the sliding door. So the answer to your question is yes. I will put sealant around each penetration before insulating.
Good point orton. Do the passenger Wagons share the same molding attachment point bad design? Seems like they must going by the photos. Thanks

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Do the moldings pop off from the outside and would a caulk work?


Since my interior will be in, I'm thinking I would have to seal from the outside.


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Do the moldings pop off from the outside and would a caulk work?


Since my interior will be in, I'm thinking I would have to seal from the outside.


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Search Sprinter site for info. Some there sealed from outside.

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[QUOTE=onetwo;116769]Nonsense, when we bought, M-B offered offered a promo for CDN customers which still applies to 2015 models, "3 years free maintenance". We are on year 1 and using our first maintenance.

Not a dime out of my pocket and PURE PEACE OF MIND for this year, and for the next 2 years. So even if I do go to the dealer, I can stuff my mouth hole with all the coffee and croissants my little heart desires.

After the 3 year term, I can take it to any mechanic, or choose to go back to M-B for service.


(I know, I know, next you are going to tell me the service was buried inthe purchase price.... *eyeroll* )

Do not forget to ask about the delivery charge, that Mercedes conveniently does not advertise ( over $3,000 here).
Also if you live 100 miles from the closest dealer 3 year " free maintenance" is worthless.
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Poor design copied from Sprinter. I spent hours inside vans at the dealership taking measurements before mine was delivered. One had an inch of water in the bottom of the enclosure behind the sliding door. So the answer to your question is yes. I will put sealant around each penetration before insulating.

OH CRAPPOLLA!!!!!

Already insulated with Reflectix against the body wall, and Thinsulate from Hein, and put the OEM cladding back in....

DANGIT DANGIT DANGIT....

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