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Old 07-10-2010, 01:16 PM   #11
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Re: No more Diesel Fords in '10

Hate to revive such an old thread, but i figured it'd be better than being redundant. Does anybody know why Ford dropped the diesel, and what's scheduled to replace it? The 3 year wait time leaves me hoping that the chassis might be being reworked to accept a newer cleaner diesel, or that perhaps a new powerplant is in development. Is the diesel gone forever?
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Old 07-10-2010, 02:42 PM   #12
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Re: No more Diesel Fords in '10

Ford dropped the diesel because the 6.0 doesn't meet current smog requirements and the newer diesels don't fit in the van.

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Old 07-10-2010, 04:24 PM   #13
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Re: No more Diesel Fords in '10

Which all works out fine because they're getting rid of the van too in a couple of years...
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Old 07-10-2010, 07:19 PM   #14
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Re: No more Diesel Fords in '10

I really hope they replace the van with another full size. I read somewhere that the transit will ultimately become the global standard for ford vans; which worries me a bit, as although they're interesting and efficient, I seriously doubt they could be readily converted to 4x4 or serve as a legitimately rugged backcountry platform.
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Re: No more Diesel Fords in '10

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I really hope they replace the van with another full size. I read somewhere that the transit will ultimate become the global standard for ford vans; which worries me a bit, as although they're interesting and efficient, I seriously doubt they could be readily converted to 4x4 or serve as a rugged backcountry platform.
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There are these: http://sprinterstore.com/sprinter_4x4.htm

Ho hum.
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I really hope they replace the van with another full size. I read somewhere that the transit will ultimate become the global standard for ford vans; which worries me a bit, as although they're interesting and efficient, I seriously doubt they could be readily converted to 4x4 or serve as a rugged backcountry platform.
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There are these: http://sprinterstore.com/sprinter_4x4.htm

Ho hum.
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I guess my issue with the sprinter is that it's just so tall. It looks like it'd flip pretty pretty easily. The transit's a bit shorter, but still a little top heavy looking.
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