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This maybe a bit early;),but I thought I would post this anyway:). Here's the rules.

ANY TRANSIT
ONLY USE MILES for our Canadian owners (aah:laugh:) convert to miles
ROUND OFF TO THE NEARSET 100

OK, I'll start 10,100 MILES
 

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By this time on the Promaster forum just about everyone had at least one issue that needed dealer attention and they were all build quality related. Squeaking brakes and suspension, sliding doors that would not open due to cable stretch, spare tire mounts that failed, leaking marker light housings, numerous weird electrical issues, etc. and that's just the non-recall stuff.
 

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The lack of people loudly complaining about any sort of problem is encouraging - although most of them have only been on the road for a few months.

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From what I have been reading here, our van will be racking up the highest miles here at over 2000 a week. This means nothing for most people though to be honest. One of the biggest problems comes up from heat cycles. We rack up over 2000 miles with just 14 heat cycles and there just aren't many others doing that.

As an example, if our brakes last 90,000 miles, don't expect some doing all city driving to last 90,000 miles.

It's nice to be able to brag about high miles, but don't try to project our results on yourself.
 

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The lack of people loudly complaining about any sort of problem is encouraging - although most of them have only been on the road for a few months.

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I agree. Looks promising. At my age I did not want to wait another year while Ford sorted out the normal startup problems on a completely new design. I normally would have waited a year. It is beginning to look like Ford has done an excellent job of engineering and decided to delay the introduction until they had it right. So far so good.
I do know that after 2500 miles I think the Transit is far superior to the sold Sprinter. I am impressed.
 

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From what I have been reading here, our van will be racking up the highest miles here at over 2000 a week. This means nothing for most people though to be honest. One of the biggest problems comes up from heat cycles. We rack up over 2000 miles with just 14 heat cycles and there just aren't many others doing that.

As an example, if our brakes last 90,000 miles, don't expect some doing all city driving to last 90,000 miles.

It's nice to be able to brag about high miles, but don't try to project our results on yourself.



Speaking of brakes, Looked at mine at 10,000 miles, their is no wear:), the rotors have twice as much meat as they did on my Sprinter:eek:thats with mixed driving


you should get well over 200,000 miles out of your brakes, and 500,000 miles from your rotors
 

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By this time on the Promaster forum just about everyone had at least one issue that needed dealer attention and they were all build quality related. Squeaking brakes and suspension, sliding doors that would not open due to cable stretch, spare tire mounts that failed, leaking marker light housings, numerous weird electrical issues, etc. and that's just the non-recall stuff.
The lack of reliability and lack of dealer support was a primary reason I went with the Transit over PM. Go to the PM forum and you'll see all sorts of problems--diesels with CEL that comes on on the way home from the dealer!! Squeking brakes, leaking radiators, broken flex plate..and on and on.

Worse part-- take it to the wrong RAM dealership and they will refuse to fix saying they are not certified to fix the PM.

BTW..the automatic manual in the PM diesel is just awful, awful, awful.

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Personally, my opinion after a 34 year auto manufacturing career, I don't believe the ProMaster was ready to be released when it was. It sounds like the initial bugs are finally being worked out on them though.
Still, there's those issues with the diesel CEL's on the way home from buying the vehicle, and the fact that on some, the dealer has no clue what to do. And the fact that there's some dealers that won't touch them. Kinda like the Sprinter issues out there.....
 

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I ruled out the Promaster due to the lack of service support. One of the main reasons for selling the Sprinter was the same issue. I was not comfortable driving the Sprinter in areas that did not have service support. Except for the engine/transmission in the gas PM, the Fiat is in the same situation as the Sprinter. The Sprinter is probably better supported than the Fiat.

If you are driving in a local area that has dealer support then it is not an issue.
 
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