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Re: Trafic Vs Transit.
I used to work in Ford's Customer Service division, and the dealership (to be honest) is a mixed bag - same with a lot of businesses - if you have a great dealer, then you are sitting pretty, if not - you're on your own.
The transit is a well-thought out van, but they aren't problem-free. Dual mass flywheels fail regularly (many swap them for solid ones), and the corrosion resistance is poor - many 3-4 year old vans look very shabby indeed.
If you were happy with the vehicle, but not the aftercare, then why not switch to either the Vauxhall or Nissan alternatives - they are essentially the same.
P.S. rather than going for a respray (if you need to in the future) - consider getting the van vinyl-wrapped instead.
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2005 FIAT Ducato 2.8JTD LWB Gran Volume, 2000 Kawasaki ZZR 1100 D7 'fullpower' in black + full GIVI & KAPPA luggage, 2007 MB R-Class 320 CDi Sport LWB uprated by Brabus to 300Bhp don't know if there's a 155mph limiter - will be fun finding out! 2004 Mercedes Vaneo 1.7 CDi Ambiente 7-seater