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Post by Paulmold on Wed Aug 20, 2014 3:04 pm

In the C&CC magazine it states that AS are to use Fiat Ducatos for the first time in order to be able to offer an automatic gearbox.
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Post by Bobmac on Wed Aug 20, 2014 4:18 pm

New Ford Transit better prob down to cost etc.
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Post by nevergiveup on Wed Aug 20, 2014 8:03 pm

On the Fiat they call it "semi" auto?? What type is that??
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Post by dandywarhol on Wed Aug 20, 2014 11:02 pm

It's a hybrid automatic/manual. No clutch but manual shifts can be made, usually by paddles on the steering column

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Post by scrumpyjack14 on Thu Aug 21, 2014 8:07 am

We borrowed a big coach built Autocruise? on the 3lt Ducato auto chassis. The auto was fantastic. As dandywarhol says - it's a 'computerised 6-speed manual' - you can hear it make the gear changes and it does the job brilliantly. You can if you wish over-ride it using the gear lever on the dash - tiptronic style. The fiat group have been building them for years (i think they can link back to the Selespeed 'boxes in Alfas) - and we have a similar 'box in our Grande Punto.

Love them - highly recommended.

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Post by ki on Thu Aug 21, 2014 8:57 am

A move long overdue!
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Post by breakaleg on Sun Aug 24, 2014 12:38 pm

Thats good news, was thinking of changing to another manufacturer to get an auto, got auto clutch at the moment, it's o.k but a proper auto box would be better, need it as I have a gammy left leg.
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Post by judy on Tue Aug 26, 2014 8:22 pm

I also have "a gammy leg " and we have just ordered a Kemerton for next March delivery which will be an automatic on Fiat 130 bhp. Can't wait to get it . I couldn't drive the last van as it was manual.
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Post by andyiow on Thu Aug 28, 2014 12:12 pm

Paulmold wrote:In the C&CC magazine it states that AS are to use Fiat Ducatos for the first time in order to be able to offer an automatic gearbox.
Practical Motorhome running the story too on their latest news section
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