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Old 02-08-2013, 10:29 PM   #1
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Dodge Promaster

Well, all yalls have another van choice now. 2014 Dodge Pornmaster.

Front wheel drive, gas engine shared with the Caravan, tows 5,000 pounds and uh... its a van. Maybe Dodge will just include the candy with each purchase. Not sure how else they're sell them. Are side windows are even an option?



Nissan NV all of a sudden is a decent looking van.

http://blog.chryslercommercialvehicl...ram-promaster/
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Old 02-08-2013, 10:34 PM   #2
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PS - I'm pretty sure this is what happens when you lock automotive designers in seperate windowless rooms, and tell them all to make their assigned component without talking with eachother, then thowing it all together at the end.

The door lines don't match. The front and rear wheel wells aren't even the same profile. WTF happened to the headlights?!? Front bumper looks like they unrolled a traffic barrel, cut some holes it it with a sawzall, then covered it in plastidip.
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Old 02-08-2013, 11:31 PM   #3
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I agree, not pretty, but I still like it better than the Nissan!

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Old 02-09-2013, 01:41 AM   #4
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Dodge Pornmaster?
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Old 02-09-2013, 07:51 AM   #5
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Ewww.
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Re: Dodge Promaster

They all look the same to me. Reminds me of sedans from 10 years ago, when you couldn't tell a Honda, from a Nissan, from a Toyota.

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This might be the window version, the dodge base is the european Fiat ducato



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Old 02-09-2013, 09:53 PM   #8
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2014 Dodge Pornmaster.
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Ewww.
Yeah I was trying to figure out if that was just fat fingers or intentional.
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Old 02-09-2013, 10:11 PM   #9
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Not a very good looking specimen. The Transit looks better IMO.
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Would agree the new Ford Transit looks newer and less boxy than the Ram ProMaster/Fiat Ducato, but there are reasons why the Ducato is so popular in Europe for class Bs. For those of us not looking to go off-road or tow large trailers the ProMasterís front wheel drive and associated packaging efficiency seems to offer some advantages over the Transit. Provided we can get over the aesthetics of course.

Functionally the Ramís lower step-in height, lower center of gravity, added 4-inches of headroom when both vans are 101 inches tall (Ford medium roof versus Ram high roof), greater interior cargo volume and smaller overall outside dimensions will go a long way towards offsetting the odd appearance. Besides, when comparing the largest models the Ramís longer wheelbase and shorter rear overhang look more balanced. The Ford Jumboís rear overhang just looks excessively long in my opinion.

To me vans donít look great anyway so function trumps aesthetics. The largest Ram to be offered in the US will have about 530 cubic feet of volume versus the Ford Transit Jumbo at 496 cubic feet. And the Ram, at 250 inches in length (just under 21 feet) is 16-inches shorter than the Extended Length Transit at 266 inches (just over 22 feet). And while itís true the Ford Jumbo offers greater headroom than the tallest US ProMaster, 6í-4Ē of interior headroom (unfinished) is plenty for me. Anything beyond that just makes these tall vans appear even more top heavy. A good example is the European Fiat Ducato with an even taller roof.
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