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Jared
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Posted - 09/06/2012 :  11:46:46 AM  Show Profile  Visit Jared's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Today, Ford started the campaign of the new 2014 global Transit:



http://www.ford.com/commercial-trucks/transit/2014/


It looks better than I thought it would but its going to take some getting used to for me.

rickhamilton620
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Posted - 09/08/2012 :  2:34:27 PM  Show Profile  Visit rickhamilton620's Homepage  Reply with Quote
It looks good. When they announced that the Transit would replace the E-Series I pondered what a Transit chassied Type-A would look like and was kinda disappointed that they will keep the E-Series cutaway around for quite a while.
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Tatum
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Posted - 09/08/2012 :  6:05:32 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Looks just like the Dodge Sprinter and the Merecedes counterpart to the Sprinter.
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rickhamilton620
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Posted - 09/08/2012 :  7:52:02 PM  Show Profile  Visit rickhamilton620's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Tatum

Looks just like the Dodge Sprinter and the Merecedes counterpart to the Sprinter.



That's pretty much how all the euro fullsize vans look. Here's GM's (well..technically GM, Renault and Nissan's) take on the formula:
Opel Movano:



If GM decided to put the Express/Savanna to bed like Ford has with E-Series...it could come here.
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Jared
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Posted - 09/09/2012 :  07:47:14 AM  Show Profile  Visit Jared's Homepage  Reply with Quote
And here is the Dodge (Fiat Ducato) being tested in Detroit:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/jaredg21/sets/
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RD9000
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Posted - 09/16/2012 :  2:10:49 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Although its a nice looking van, I will be sad to see the E-Series retire. It has been a staple in the box van and school bus industry for as long as if not longer than many of us have been alive. I hate to see the move for the US to be just like Europe. The Euro-vans look like they are a PITA to work on. The major negative I have heard about the Sprinter van is the labor costs for repairs. This looks to me to also be a situation where we will be supporting overseas jobs as I seriously doubt any of these manufacturers of the Euro-vans will begin producing them in the U.S. We need to take a stand and buy American. If you appreciate your job- you will!
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