Written on: 24/05/2010 by SLATES (1 review written)
I Bought a brand new transit sport in september from a reconised ford dealer . After closer inspection I discoverd CV boot split , overspray around passenger door lock , and passenger door not shutting right , runs in paintwork around front wheel arch and above side skirt , dirt in paint work up near side ,overspray over side door rail , large bubble of paint on roof peeling , bonnet out of line , screws holding front bumper on missing , black transfer on front spoiler peeling , dent below filler cap . I am now told that the sport van is built in Turkey and not the Uk , I have also discoverd the kit is not supplied in house but by an outside firm. I was also dissapointed with the lack of under seal on the under side of the vehicle with large bits missed . I think if the Sport Van was competing against the rest of the van world on looks it would win hands down as proved to be a real head turner , The performance was pretty good as well , the cabbin was very spacious with good visabilty and good leg room and a comfortable seating position however I did miss the second arm rest as fitted on previous models. Hill Launch excellent idea taken I think from the Landrover Discovery . I did find the ride a bit bumpy and the shock on the near side possibly suspect ,It also struggled when pulling avay with a trailer on and stopping was a bit of an effort , but for being the RS of the ford van range I think the Ford Management really need to get back to the factory floor and sort the finishing touches out as lets not forget this is a £20k + vat van it has the looks but needs to be improved on build quality .
Needless to say I returned the van and spent a month off the road with no vehicle and paid a solicitor and a qualified vehicle acessor several hundred pounds on gettting a refund Fords Customer Service did not help at all .
I would consider another one but will wait until Ford get there act together or bring back the man who was in charge of the Mk2 RS Escort , or the Cossie Sierra.