2002 Ford Transit Reviews

2002 Ford Transit SWB 2.0L turbo diesel from Austria

Model year2002
Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2009
Engine and transmission 2.0L turbo diesel Manual
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 4 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.6 / 10
Distance when acquired90000 miles
Most recent distance93000 miles
Previous carFord Focus

Summary:

OK

Faults:

Gear box won't go in third gear easily, and once warm won't go into gear at all. Finding it hard to get it fixed & find out what the problem is..

General Comments:

Drives well. But can't go too far, as when warm, it won't go into gear.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 24th May, 2010

2002 Ford Transit 350 LWB Hi Top 2.4 TD 125hp from UK and Ireland

Model year2002
Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 2.4 TD 125hp Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 2 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Dealer Service marks 3 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
4.0 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance70000 miles
Previous carMercedes-Benz 407D

Summary:

Poor

Faults:

3 x sets wheel bearings.

2 x central locking modules.

Battery (after 2 months).

Vacuum pump on engine causing a large oil leak and power steering and brake failure!

Intermittent cold start problems, causing the engine to cut out when cold (never cured).

2 x clutches.

Noisy back axle.

General Comments:

Neither the dealer, or subsequent independent garages have been able to cure the stalling problems, which have been there almost from new. I get the standard answer whenever it goes in for servicing that "It should be fine now". It never is.

This van has cost me a fortune in repairs. The faults list above is not exhaustive, but I cannot remember the rest at the moment. Whenever I call the garage, they seen to say that "it is a common fault on these Transits", whatever I am calling about!

I bought a Transit because I expected reliability and relatively cheap running costs, but I was wrong. I have only kept it so long because whenever I spend a lot of money on it, I think it will be OK for a while. Now I am told the back axle is noisy and may need seeing to in the near future. I am cutting my losses and probably replacing it with a Fiat Ducato or similar, which I also have on my fleet and has given me little to worry about in 60000 miles.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 27th April, 2007

15th Jan 2009, 11:45

Rear axle, 600 scrap, big job as well.

Normal comps, 100 new, easy job.

2002 Ford Transit Ice Cream Van/Truck 2L turbo diesel from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 2L turbo diesel Semi-Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 0 / 10
Dealer Service marks 0 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
4.2 / 10
Distance when acquired4 miles
Most recent distance22000 miles
Previous carBedford Bedford CF

Summary:

Crap

General Comments:

Thinking of buying a new ice cream van? Then visit the worlds leading specialist vehicle builder here. Satisfaction guaranteed.

But don't automatically buy a Ford Transit; consider having your investment built on a Mercedes-Benz Sprinter.

The Ford Transit I have is the most uncomfortable vehicle I have ever driven; the driver's seat has given me back problems. Ford's "customer care" is non existent, and the Customer Relationship Centre is a farce. After almost 12 months Ford still have not fixed the problem, and I doubt they are bothered either. The so called "Backbone of Britain" is damaging my backbone. I certainly would never ever recommend a Ford to anyone.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 23rd August, 2003

Average review marks: 4.6 / 10, based on 3 reviews