Did you get 75k on your original set? Are you still on that set? If so, I think that is amazing. Do you have a strict rotation plan or PSI you run? I would be tickled pink to get 75,000 on mine.FYI the Vancos are about half worn. They perform ok, but when i replace them ill get something else. And i plan on running blizzaks in the winter.
You not have all 4 door handles fail? What about the person with 3 engines that failed!
When I saw that I wondered whether the poster was a troll. Anyway, I have put 20k miles on my Promaster in a year. Lived in it while travelling for 4 months after making modifications.
Must have been built on the seis de Mayo?So I have had my Promaster since last July and have put 14k miles on it. We use it for work and haul very light weight goods. In that time I have had every one of my door handles fail, I have had to replace the wiring harness, I have had electrical problems, Radiator leak that needs a whole new radiator (and have had the parts on order since January), and my brake system has torn itself apart (also waiting for parts). Parts are nonexistent, and unless I pitch a fit, I dont get them. All of this has equaled downtime for my business, and that is unacceptable.
The question is this... If I am having these problems at less than 15k miles, what am I in for at the 100k mark.
This van is positioned as a FLEET Vehicle, we should be getting 200k out of this with minimal repairs.
The answer to the original question is... No, I am not satisfied and I am extremely underwhelmed.
Are Transits flawless? If so, dang I should of bought one14 months of ownership, close to 30,000 km (18,000 miles or so).
Had the squeaking suspension (stopped by itself), still have the squeaking brakes and leaking radiator. I expect a fight to get it replaced.
Good thing I don't use my PM too much in the winter, the high idle really decreases the mpg when driven in the city. Also have that strange ticking when it's cold.
Got all those minor recalls. Nothing dramatic, but it was a hassle getting them done, the dealer never had the parts. Same with the door locks I had to change after I got vandalized. Almost 2 months to get it right.
Phoned Chrysler Canada a couple of times and from what I read, you guys south of the border seams to get a better service than the one got: I really got the feeling that they didn't really care.
I read that some of you got a flawless PM and are happy with the service, Guess I am not part of the lucky ones. But hey, we all payed big bucks, so we should all get the same quality.
Don't feel too secure on the long term durability. On a positive note, I am really glad I didn't get the diesel.
If I had to do it again, I would buy a Ford Transit. Checked on Transit forum and issues seams very rare, considering the amount of Transits out there. Maybe the Transit is not a better vehicle than the PM, but I would bet that Ford has a better quality control than Chrysler.
Anyways, just started another 18,000 road trip, if it all goes well, I may change my perception on the van.
There are about 3 times more Promasters in my town than Transits. Latest JD Power shows Ford made the 10 worst and - more problems than Chrysler and a little better than RAM. I have no inherent trust in Ford. The only thing better about Transit IMO is the transmission and the 3.5 Ecobost....Checked on Transit forum and issues seams very rare, considering the amount of Transits out there…
...I would bet that Ford has a better quality control than Chrysler...