Life of a Tranny

1y ago

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First thing is first. We are NOT the Daily Mail, we are a Transit Van Website. So if you clicked on this article to see a gentleman loose his "Package" or a lady to be having some sort of surgery then I am sorry to dissapoint. We are only going as far back as 1965 and I am pretty sure that's been a thing since sliced bread.

1965

Transit Was Born

So in 1965 Ford released what they called at the time as a "Cargo Van." It was marketed through Western Europe and Australia, and by the end of the 20th century, it was marketed pretty much around the globe exluding North America until around 2013 slowly killing off the Ford E-Series in 2015. The Transit has been the best-selling light commercial vehicle in Europe for 40 years+. It was first originally designed for European use. The Transit is now produced in Asia, North America, and Europe for worldwide buyers. Upon production in North America, the Transit won 2nd place in Motor Trend's 2015 Truck Of The Year Awards 2016. The Transit is the best-selling van in the United States, minibus's included. The Transit drives Ford's 57% share of the full-size van market in the US

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Now another thing i feel i should mention is the amount of different type of work categories that actually use these vans. I mean we are not talking just builders and joiners. You have our police forces, our ambulance services, our fire departments (although I don't see what they can be doing against those large lorries) and then you go to salesmen, travelers, sales reps (although most prefer a BMW), large families, self employed people, cake makers, surfers, extreme cyclists (like a normal cyclist only on big ass mountain faces) and the list goes on and on.

I have had other types of vans including Citroen which straight away I will never have again. It was absaloutely dreadful. I needed to be in 2nd gear just to get up a small hill, the gears crunched every time, the handbrake was on the wrong side, it was just a shambles. I did like the VW/Merc vans however I find them very much over priced, although I am sure you all agree you do get what you pay for but they all rust the same. I've had big vans, small vans, car derived vans and I ALWAYS find myself back in the Transit. It just seems familiar. Easy to work on (because again I can't lie I have had a few troubles with some), cheap for parts (the labour or computer programming is what normally kills the bank balance) I just can't seem to shift the Transit from my life. I've been on facebook groups for Transit's and some of the custom designed jobs that people have done is just amazing. I really do think the day of the estate car is gone and the SWB has taken over, and that in my book is absaloutley perfect!!

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Not everyone shares the same opinion as me, and thats absaloutely fine but those people should also know that when I pass them on the motorway when they are stuck on the hard shoulder in their Peugeot Boxer or their Fiat Ducato that I will stop to help them...whilst much word vomit comes out about why they shouldnt of picked their van and got themselves a transit, and when they say Transits are crap at the end of the day who's towing who? Or rather keep up that chat and I'll not be towing you at all :)

Let us know what your out take on the Transit van against other vans question article thing is...or in a way that actually makes sence: Tell us why other vans are so crap compared to the Transit. Tell us where you think Transit is lacking in areas, tell us what your ideal Transit design would be.

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Comments (3)
  • I seen this on Drivetribe live I think.....like several time haha x

    1 year ago
  • thanks pavel. hope you are enjoying urself :) all the best to yourself also. namaste

    1 year ago

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