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Old 10-08-2013, 11:48 PM
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Now FORD is saying the new Transit won't be available until Summer 2014.

Last time I asked local FORD commercial truck sales they believed Transit would be in dealers before end of this year.

Been too busy to follow what's going on & wondered if this is the latest from FORD on Transit?

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Had also not seen FORD's 2014 E-Series online presence. If you only looked at the website you might think E-Series was Business As Usual.
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Hi Club Wagon,

You may want to check out these Transit articles as well: https://media.ford.com/content/fordm...4-transit.html Your local dealership will be the best source of information regarding when order banks will open. They'll be happy to keep you updated on the latest and greatest Transit news.

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Old 10-09-2013, 11:24 AM
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With all due respect, the link I posted at least refers to the introduction of a 2015 Transit next Summer, while your link still discusses an apparently never to be 2014 model.

It appears that FORD has delayed bringing the full size U.S. Transit to market twice now? Dealership info that predicted a 2014 Transit before the end of 2013 seems to have been superceded.

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Hi Club Wagon,

You may want to check out these Transit articles as well: https://media.ford.com/content/fordm...4-transit.html Your local dealership will be the best source of information regarding when order banks will open. They'll be happy to keep you updated on the latest and greatest Transit news.

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Have visited several FORD dealerships in my area hoping to get "updated on the latest and greatest Transit news". Unfortunately it's proven difficult to find anyone at these dealerships who even knows what the full size Transit is. Most assume I'm inquiring about Transit Connect & can't let it go. A few salesmen were curious enough to go on internet & search Ford Transit in front of me.

Sorry, but it's been surprisingly disappointing to try & rely on local dealerships as a "source of information".
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If you go to Ford.com you'll be able to see the new transit. Ford's site has always advertised the van as a 2015 available in the summer of 2014.
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You obviously did not go to both links mentioned & do not know how long "has always" really is.

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If you go to Ford.com you'll be able to see the new transit. Ford's site has always advertised the van as a 2015 available in the summer of 2014.
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You obviously did not go to both links mentioned & do not know how long "has always" really is.
I didn't go to either link and I had no intentions of it. I visit the Ford site frequently.
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Sorry moderator tseekins, but like I said; "You obviously did not go to both links".

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I didn't go to either link and I had no intentions of it. I visit the Ford site frequently.
Had you gone "to both links" you would've known they were both "Ford.com" & my link refers to 2015 Transit, but Crystal's refers to 2014 Transit - before intentionally posting:

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If you go to Ford.com you'll be able to see the new transit. Ford's site has always advertised the van as a 2015 available in the summer of 2014.
If you did "visit the Ford site frequently" - since they announced the U.S. Transit, you'd know ford.com web pages had referred to it as 2014 Transit. You'd also know the Transit's introduction has been delayed.
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Ford is having vendor problems that is causing launch issues. Ford is ready to go but the low bid vendors are not.

I have seen the van in high top version at the Michigan NASCAR race in August. Should have taken pics. Looks good.
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Please reserve the term "high top" for the ubiquitous fiber glass Turtle Top conversion vans. Did FORD, or any other maker for that matter, ever accommodate aftermarket converters by building vans w/o roofs, so that the steel roofs didn't need to be cut off to do Bubble Tops?

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I have seen the van in high top version at the Michigan NASCAR race in August. Should have taken pics. Looks good.
Had thought that Transit's 3 U.S. roof height options were all achieved using welded, unitized, steel?

Hadn't heard of "vendor problems". Of course we had a fancy new FORD dealership open this year & 2013 sales are way up. Didn't think FORD's new plants were "ready to go" yet.
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Well if the rumor is true about this thing failing crash testing it likely represents quite a bit of re-engineering, testing and re-tooling especially if they were gearing up for production. Aside from that it has to be embarrassing for them if that happened and it's not like they haven't already been building these things for a long time overseas. Are Europeans driving around in death traps or what?
Not sure where this rumour came up, but it appears the higher ups at Ford are being extremely tight lipped about the issues impeding its release.

Not sure I should be posting this, but I personally feel it's going to suffer a similar fate to what the Sprinter did for Chrysler. Let's face it, Ford has not had a very good track record with vehicles brought from overseas to the North American market. (Any of you old enough to remember the Capris, the lovely Merkurs XR4Ti and Scorpio?) So with that said, I'm not overly disappointed with the delay in the release of this forthcoming delight from FoMoCo. E-Series sales continue at a moderate, steady pace. Discontinuing it, I see as Ford shooting themselves in the foot yet again. My two cents.
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Ford is having design issues with the full size transit platform. The delay is not the issues, but how they are getting resolved. Germany is the lead on this platform and all design issues have to be resolved through them, which is slowing things down.

The Tooling Trial build happened in August. Pilot Production build is scheduled for the week of January 6. Mass Production phase 1 is currently scheduled for March 2014.
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