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A nice pic of the 2014 Ford Econoline replacement

Discussion in 'Truck Talk' started by roadeyes, Aug 16, 2012.

  1. roadeyes

    roadeyes Veteran Expediter Charter Member

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    I'm not a ford fan but I have to admit this is a pretty neat looking van.
    The Shelby racing stripes and the rims make it look "future cool".



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  2. Lawrence
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    Lawrence Founder Staff Member

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    I'm very much looking forward to this van here in the US. It looks like they've perfected their craft in Europe first and are now bringing it over here. Everything I've read - it will give MB a run for their money.
     
  3. littlejoe

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    Yeah ok whatever Lawrence!

    When it has a diesel that does 20-24 mpg I'll be interested

    Till then I'll stand by my trusty SPRINTER with the MB diesel

    Joe

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  4. scottm4211

    scottm4211 Veteran Expediter Owner/Operator

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    Trusty sprinter lol
     
  5. littlejoe

    littlejoe Veteran Expediter

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    Yes scott. TRUSTY!!!

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    Hopefully they are as reliable as the old econoline.
     
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    xiggi Veteran Expediter Owner/Operator

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    They might need a diesel with the gasser they are talking about using.

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  8. scottm4211

    scottm4211 Veteran Expediter Owner/Operator

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    It will have a diesel option.
     
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    xiggi Veteran Expediter Owner/Operator

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    That was supposed to read "not need"

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    Would this van get sprinter rates?

    Dont steal, the government hates competition. ~Ron Paul~
     
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    The van in the picture wouldn't. The longer, taller version most likely will. As far as I know we haven't seen any actual dimensions yet. You pretty much need 12 ft of cargo length and 6 ft of cargo height to get Sprinter rates.
     
  12. LDB

    LDB Veteran Expediter Retired Expediter

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    If they get the projected mileage from the eco-boost engine it won't need diesel. Supposedly real world 2x mpg on regular gasoline. They just need to HURRY UP and get it here.
     
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    maybe it'll cost less to service than the sprinter, and stay out of the repair shop
     
  14. littlejoe

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    Ha ha ha and ford stands for:

    Fix
    Or
    Repair
    Daily

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    Turtle Administrator Staff Member Owner/Operator

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    I want a Sprinter so, oh so bad, I just don't want it to be a Sprinter.
     
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    I was told ford was
    Found
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    That's exactly it!
     
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    That was my thought too! I would be driving a new Sprinter right now....if it weren't a Sprinter.
     
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    My son bought an F-150, short box, crew cab, FWD with the V-6 Eco-Boost. He has been averaging 19 mpg city/highway combined with an open box. When it comes to driving I'm a bit more conservative than he is. I'm sure I could average 23 mpg or better with the same truck. I'm thinking driven conservatively, a long and tall Transit with the Eco-Boost should be able to average in the low 20's mpg wise. Plenty of power, although I only drove it once, unladen. I did gouge on it and there was no turbo lag.

    One drawback I see to this engine is when one or both of the two turbos goes OTFL. I imagine this won't be a cheap repair bill. Does anyone know what the average life expectancy of these turbos are? From my limited experience, I believe the Eco-Boost would be a great engine for expediting, whether it is in an Econoline or a Transit. I guess time will tell about the longevity of the turbos and the engine.
     
  20. littlejoe

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    Why is every one dissin' the Sprinter? ????

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