how can they not be AWD? - Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums
 

Go Back   Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums > Ford Vans and other vehicles > 2014+ Transit
Log In 


2014+ Transit 2014+ full size Ford Transit Van, Wagon, Cutaway and Chassis-Cab

how can they not be AWD?

Reply
 
 
 
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 06-22-2014, 11:54 AM
tom18287 tom18287 is offline
Senior User
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 148
tom18287 is starting off with a positive reputation.
how can they not be AWD?

I've been waiting for these vans to come out for a couple years, now i find out they aren't AWD. I want a van so badly, but i want nothing to do with anything that is two wheel drive. kinda disappointing. any word if they will release it all wheel drive later?
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 06-22-2014, 12:56 PM
03 SVT VERT 03 SVT VERT is offline
Senior User
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 451
03 SVT VERT has a good reputation on FTE.03 SVT VERT has a good reputation on FTE.03 SVT VERT has a good reputation on FTE.
Not sure why you thought the Transit would be AWD/4x4? They're RWD just like the E-series before them.

With that said, there are plenty of converters out there. Quigley is one of the big ones. They've been making 4x4 Ford vans for years and are getting ready to make Transit conversions.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 06-22-2014, 05:58 PM
tom18287 tom18287 is offline
Senior User
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 148
tom18287 is starting off with a positive reputation.
a few things i read within the last couple years stated they would have AWD as an option, i think there is enough of a demand to have it available, maybe i am wrong.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 07-13-2014, 05:51 PM
eigenvector's Avatar
eigenvector eigenvector is offline
Elder User
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Seattle
Posts: 817
eigenvector is gaining momentum as a positive member of FTE.
You're not wrong.

I know plenty of people who are very interested in something like the Transit Connect, but since Ford has inexplicably made them RWD, they have no incentive to trade in what they already have. I'd buy one if they were AWD - heck I'd get one if they were FWD.
__________________
_______________________________________
2000 Ranger, 2wd 3.0 FI FFV
150k+ miles
Kawasaki KLR650 (traded in), Honda CB550K3, Triumph Tiger 1050 (traded), BMW F800 GT (traded), BMW R1200 GS - Yeah I like bikes.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 07-13-2014, 07:38 PM
03 SVT VERT 03 SVT VERT is offline
Senior User
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 451
03 SVT VERT has a good reputation on FTE.03 SVT VERT has a good reputation on FTE.03 SVT VERT has a good reputation on FTE.
Quote:
Originally Posted by eigenvector View Post
You're not wrong.

I know plenty of people who are very interested in something like the Transit Connect, but since Ford has inexplicably made them RWD, they have no incentive to trade in what they already have. I'd buy one if they were AWD - heck I'd get one if they were FWD.
The Transit Connect is FWD.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 07-22-2014, 06:45 PM
Frantz Frantz is online now
Senior User
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Lewisberry, Penn
Posts: 361
Frantz is gaining momentum as a positive member of FTE.Frantz is gaining momentum as a positive member of FTE.
In talking with a Ford engineer today he suggested we may be re-entering the minivan market in the next few years. Transit Connect is indeed FWD, while big Transit remains RWD. Most buyers of these are fleet operators and they don't get value of a $4k option 4wd for something they only would use a few days a year. Most people don't need 4x4, they just want it, I've driven Mustangs year round here in Pa without major issues. When the vehicle is being purchased as a business tool the expense just isn't justified.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 10-01-2014, 07:20 AM
Parts Jimmy's Avatar
Parts Jimmy Parts Jimmy is offline
Senior User
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 199
Parts Jimmy has a good reputation on FTE.Parts Jimmy has a good reputation on FTE.
In Europe the full size Transit can be purchased with FWD and AWD in some configurations. In the US it will be RWD only for now.
__________________
2000 F350 Lariat Crew Cab 4x4 Camper Special
7.3 Power Stroke Diesel, 4R100, 4" MBRP Exhaust, Ford AIC, Motorcraft Air Induction System,
DP-Tuned, AIH Deleted, EBPV Deleted, Bellowed Up-Pipes, Dieselsite Coolant Filter, Bilstein 5100 Shocks, Timbren Overloads, Husky Mudflaps, Hella 700FF Driving Lights, Autometer Gauges
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 10-07-2014, 11:23 AM
BigF350 BigF350 is offline
Post Fiend
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Melbourne, Aus
Posts: 18,721
BigF350 has a superb reputationBigF350 has a superb reputationBigF350 has a superb reputationBigF350 has a superb reputationBigF350 has a superb reputationBigF350 has a superb reputationBigF350 has a superb reputationBigF350 has a superb reputationBigF350 has a superb reputationBigF350 has a superb reputationBigF350 has a superb reputation
adrian.erks.harris adrianerksharris
I wouldn't be surprised if they make AWD available.

EU gets FWD/AWD/RWD models.
__________________
Adrian
2012 4x4 F250 CrewCab Diesel
2005 4x4 Courier CrewCab Diesel
2000 4x4 F350 7.3 ZF-6 (sold)
Reply With Quote
 
 
 
Reply


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
LEAN BANK ONE 99f350sd Aerostar 27 11-30-2014 09:13 PM
AWD Flex needs new tire cjensen68 Crossovers 4 06-29-2014 02:48 AM
4-wheel drive shift on the fly Edlittle Super Duty & Heavy Duty 5 04-06-2014 07:17 PM
4x4 vs AWD mode Comments Truckpilot1329 2009 - 2014 F150 3 01-10-2014 02:22 PM
Disable AWD jejenkins Expedition & Navigator 9 10-17-2013 09:55 AM


Go Back   Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums > Ford Vans and other vehicles > 2014+ Transit

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Forum Jump



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:23 PM.

 

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7 AC2
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Advertising - Terms of Use - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Jobs
This forum is owned and operated by Internet Brands, Inc., a Delaware corporation. It is not authorized or endorsed by the Ford Motor Company and is not affiliated with the Ford Motor Company or its related companies in any way. FordŽ is a registered trademark of the Ford Motor Company.

vbulletin Admin Backup