Driving the new Transit. Brilliant!

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  1. BobtheBass

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    I collected our new Chausson 718 the other day (I will change the avatar as soon as I can take a nice photo), and drove it back from Somerset. All I can say is wow! it was superb to drive. Steady as a rock on the motorway even though it was windy, accelerated really quickly (155hp on a 4.1 tonne chassis) and very car like. The engine noise was very subdued and there was very little rattling from behind. One other benefit that might be overlooked is the size of the windscreen and side windows, which give you unbelievable visibility. So far I am absolutely delighted both with the Ford side of things and the motorhome itself. I am so pleased I chose the Transit version.
     
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  2. Popeye

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    The New Transit looks a very good option to many these days.....
     
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  3. DuxDeluxe

    DuxDeluxe Funster Life Member

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    Sounds good..... though the look of the front end is something that only it's mother could love. No doubt we will get used to the Americanisation of the design, but being good to drive is a very major plus point (y)
     
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    A great choice! We'd have one!

    Wait for the doom mongers with their stories of broken dual mass flywheels and dodgy back axles from thrashed fleet vans of two or three generations ago!!!!!!
     
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  5. DuxDeluxe

    DuxDeluxe Funster Life Member

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    There is a good reason why the Transit is popular with large sections of the building and travelling community. Reliability, at a guess
     
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    Cant beat a Ford we dumped a C class Merc bought Mondeo Titanium absolutely fantastic vehicle. We'd have a Ford chasis happily if the layout was right for us. Oh I like the look of the new trannie.(y)
     
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  7. DuxDeluxe

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    I think the looks are so different that they will eventually become familiar - very reminiscent of an American pick up, which is the intention as they will be selling many many thousands more transits into the USA than anywhere else. All part of Fords global rationalisation plan
     
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    Probably why I like it I love old American pick up trucks.
     
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    I have a love hate thing with Tranny's they are soooo nice to drive quite reliable but as a panel van they were never wide enough at the top for my work-:eek:-as a m/h with a CB body I think they come into there own (y) I think the new small p van looks lovely(y) yet the large one is pig ugly :(in fact that's a insult to pigs :D so I am with Dux on this :)
    terry
     
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  10. Jaws

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    Just for you Forestboy.... :rofl::rofl:

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    Cant see it but can guess what it is just realised what I said.:rolleyes:
     
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    Nothing wrong with a good Trannie. Try Danny's bar in Antwerp - ask @rangitira (y);)
     
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    You know what they say if you ain't tried it don't knock it.
     
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    And whose to say I aint tried it ! LOL !!
    There are, somewhere, several pictures of me dressed up as:
    a Fairy ( in wellies )
    A Tart ( in wellies .. I like welllies )
    And a 1940's house wife ( no wellies )
     
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    Bloody hell guy buys a new van and somehow it turns into a purves paradise on minutes :whistle: Only on Fun eh !!!
     
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    ROFL !!!
    Like you said mate, don't knock it till you try it ! :rofl::rofl:
     
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    Not sure how this thread has been sidetracked.......... I'm pretty sure I didn't originally post anything about Funster's personal preferences in the haute couture department?
     
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    for all those wondering whats being discussed, picture of new ford based camper. had a ford based CB from 2007 for 4.5 years. they are OK but nowhere as good as a Fiat. lets hope they have caught up at last....

    personally think it looks like a distressed fish :)

    looks very nice inside though what with the island bed and at approx £40k looks good value (import).
    http://www.promobil.de/test/premiere-chausson-welcome-718-eb-volldampf-voraus-6545999.html

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  19. DuxDeluxe

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    It wouldn't be a Fun thread unless it drifted into something completely random and is then dragged back kicking and screaming to the original subject, would it? :)
     
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    Hmmm kinda reminds me of the Dodge Ram truck. Very 'yankyfied' !

    Actually.. looking at for a while it kinda grows on me. Like that bulldog look
     
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