- Apr 6, 2019
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mallthus said:JD’s data and experiences are, on surface, off putting. I’ve heard similar reports from a handful of small fleet operators. That said, the Promaster is simply the current generation of the Fiat Ducato. Its basic FWD architecture has been sold everywhere but the US for more than 30 years. There are some deficiencies with FWD, especially at max GVWR, which is why Fiat offers the RWD Iveco Daily for higher weight uses. This is not some “new and untested” platform and, given that more than 2.5 million Ducatos/Boxers/Relays/Promasters have been sold since the model debuted in 1981, there are clearly some things the ProMaster is competent at.
The demands a van dweller places on a van are not the same as those placed by a business operating the vehicle at max GVWR.
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Without being able to see the data myself and understand better the context in which it was collected, this is exactly my take as well. Not saying anything is being left out that shouldn't be left out, and certainly the information is helpful, but it's definitely not the whole picture.