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#16 TDCiST

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 07:05 PM

I know the old transit sport vans went through front tyres at a rate of knots!!! Was a big problem...

Not sure if they have sorted that issue though..

I'd love a van, just think I'd miss how the focus handles and goes an stops lol!

Well... I say stops... I'm still not happy with the brakes!

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#17 stef123

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 07:09 PM

I know the old transit sport vans went through front tyres at a rate of knots!!! Was a big problem...

Not sure if they have sorted that issue though..

I'd love a van, just think I'd miss how the focus handles and goes an stops lol!

Well... I say stops... I'm still not happy with the brakes!


yeah im not sure either to be honest. but then lots of guys were saying the mondeo tdci st can eat front tyres - to be fair im running relatively cheap kumho tyres and getting well over 12k miles (possibly 15k) from them and i cant fault them on handling in the dry or wet.

i do about 20k a year so 15k plus 5k a year with my winter tyres sounds about right actually

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 09:43 PM

Well it looks like all the transit sport vans eat front tyres due to them running car tyres...

So, having had a think about it and I hope not to spoil it. I have thought about either getting a set of aftermarket 16" alloys or getting a set of genuine ford 16" alloys instead of the 18" standard alloys.
That way I can run van tyres which will last longer and are about 30% cheaper to start with.

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 06:06 PM

Are you buying the Van Stef ,  did you take it for a test drive



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Posted 02 March 2013 - 07:42 PM

Heart is certainly set on buying one, unfortunately I didn't make it along for a test drive with me doing alot of mot work on my own car and my brothers.

Will see what tomorow brings, if not there is always next weekend lol


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