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Old 01-27-2015, 07:50 PM   #61
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I didn't realize the Promaster was front wheel drive. Can you tow with those?
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Yes. I'm not sure the capacity though
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Yeah that's is prob not enough. We have an 18' covered trailer. We currently have an E350 diesel. We can tow our Bobcat if we want with it. I really like the look of the new Transit...but damn that is expensive.
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What is your gas mileage on the Promaster?
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I'm not sure yet. We haven't had them for very long, plus I don't drive them. I will check out the milage when I get a chance though
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Any more opinions or fuel ratings?

I need to buy soon.

Also anyone know what the Pros are saying about fuel prices 1-2-3 years out?
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If I could ..I would love to have one of these. I Checked Out a plumbers set up a while back. SWEET!!

http://www.nissancommercialvehicles....cc=0.256504802
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If I could ..I would love to have one of these. I Checked Out a plumbers set up a while back. SWEET!!

http://www.nissancommercialvehicles....cc=0.256504802
I met a guy last year who had one, he said it got terrible gas mileage for a van 9-11 mpg. He got a very good deal on it but he was told 18 mpg when he purchased it.
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I met a guy last year who had one, he said it got terrible gas mileage for a van 9-11 mpg. He got a very good deal on it but he was told 18 mpg when he purchased it.
I was mesmerized by the space! I never asked about the gas mileage .
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I was mesmerized by the space! I never asked about the gas mileage .
If you want to be mesmerized take a look at a sprinter or a transit. My Sprinter is 15 ft from back door to seat base, and thats not the longest one either.
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I met a guy last year who had one, he said it got terrible gas mileage for a van 9-11 mpg. He got a very good deal on it but he was told 18 mpg when he purchased it.

Yes not very good I drive one we get on average 21-22 liters/100km
And yes from the door to the back of the seat isn't much more then 8 ft
I do cabinets and I would not recommend it
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I would put a sprinter anywhere near road salt.
did you mean "wouldn't"??

The paint system hasn't received great marks unless you're opting for the metallic paint.
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I recently purchased a 2014 Promaster, middle length, high cab 2500, gas engine. MSPR in Dec. of last year was $33.5k, I got about $3200.00 in various rebates from my local Chicago RAM dealer. I'm only at 1600 miles but I'm getting slightly over 18 mpg mostly city driving.
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I have had my high roof long base ProMaster for 10 months now and am averaging just a little under 18 MPG
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I'm getting right around 19-20 with my '08 Sprinter. Doesn't seem to change much at all between city, hwy, loaded, empty.
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Mileage is all well and good but how do repair costs compare? One of the reasons I settled on Ford for a personal vehicle is that I can get it fixed for less than anything else. I like the company fine(my work van is a Ford e350) but it's easy for a significant repair to cost 2-3x as much from one make to another, Ford parts are very inexpensive.

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