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Post by Colinfromcornwall on Mon Mar 13, 2017 9:16 pm

We have seen two Autosleeper Pollensa camper vans for sale. Both the same age and each has a very similar mileage. Conditions very good for both. . The Ford is £2,000 cheaper than the Peugeot. Is there any benefit in having the Boxer rather than the Transit?
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Re: Peugeot Boxer or Ford Transit

Post by daisy mae on Mon Mar 13, 2017 9:57 pm

I can only say from friends that have had both,

Ford every time,   if I did change and that would be a big if, as I prefer VW`s I would only consider a Ford, no way a Peugeot, shortage of parts after 10 years old for one,  other well known problems, many on threads on this forum,  problem I have heard re Fords rust, but if you have a good look at the van saying that, replacement panels etc, are readily available.

Some one will be along shortly with more info.

Good luck and hope you find your dream van.
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Re: Peugeot Boxer or Ford Transit

Post by boxerman on Mon Mar 13, 2017 10:09 pm

daisy mae wrote:, no way a Peugeot, shortage of parts after 10 years old for one
Mine's 21 years old and I don't have problems finding parts for it. [not that it needs many]
other well known problems, .
Such as? [my gearbox is fine BTW and I suspect this is the norm]

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Re: Peugeot Boxer or Ford Transit

Post by m8form8 on Mon Mar 13, 2017 10:19 pm

Id say a Ford one over Peugeot every time,  Any older motor home you get. Make sure its one spares are available for, I have seen Boxers in dealers they can not sell because parts needed, silly things like speedo cables. Save £2000 and get a better engineered van as long as its in reasonable order. up! But I have had a ford and loved it. So maybe biased, some are happy with Boxers.
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Re: Peugeot Boxer or Ford Transit

Post by roli on Tue Mar 14, 2017 7:17 am

As the others have said Parts for a Pug of that vintage are getting rarer, and good vans are being laid up for the want of parts. With the Ford you still have a choice of main dealers or OEMs for parts

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Re: Peugeot Boxer or Ford Transit

Post by Jaytee on Tue Mar 14, 2017 8:40 am

Big welcome to the forum Colin from Filey and hope you get the one you want allthumbz. Sticking my penneth in; I think the transit is rear wheel drive? Big benefit on wet fields etc smile!

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Re: Peugeot Boxer or Ford Transit

Post by Greyhound on Tue Mar 14, 2017 8:48 am

It's the one issue I have with my Nuevo. I really like the MH, but would prefer it on a transit/VW/merc van.

I really dislike the Peugeot/Citroen/Fiat setup, (only speaking of vans the same age) the seat is way too high, the steering wheel is not in line with the driver/badly angled and the cost of obtaining a spare key is ridiculous.
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Re: Peugeot Boxer or Ford Transit

Post by Paulmold on Tue Mar 14, 2017 8:52 am

Noggin wrote:It's the one issue I have with my Nuevo.  I really like the MH, but would prefer it on a transit/VW/merc van.

I really dislike the Peugeot/Citroen/Fiat setup, (only speaking of vans the same age) the seat is way too high, the steering wheel is not in line with the driver/badly angled and the cost of obtaining a spare key is ridiculous.
You can have a Nuevo on a Transit or a Mercedes - they are Eton and Devon respectively.

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Re: Peugeot Boxer or Ford Transit

Post by Greyhound on Tue Mar 14, 2017 9:20 am

Paulmold wrote:You can have a Nuevo on a Transit or a Mercedes - they are Eton and Devon respectively.

The dealer didn't have those in stock when we went to buy it though ;)

I've no problem to be honest, I like the Nuevo, but if I was buying now, I'd go for one of those.
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Re: Peugeot Boxer or Ford Transit

Post by burlingtonboaby on Tue Mar 14, 2017 9:21 am

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Re: Peugeot Boxer or Ford Transit

Post by boxerman on Tue Mar 14, 2017 10:31 am

roli wrote:As the others have said Parts for a Pug of that vintage are getting rarer, and good vans are being laid up for the want of parts.
People on this thread insist that parts for Boxers are rare/unavailable. Would one of you please tell me what are the parts which are rare/unavailable as being the owner of an old Boxer, you'd be doing me a great favour and I could start searching for these parts now - before I need them.

With the Ford you still have a choice of main dealers or OEMs for parts
The only parts I've needed to go to a dealer for were valve clearance shims - any other part I've needed have been aftermarket, not necessarily of OEM manufacture.
I believe that this is the situation with most, if not all vehicles, its certainly the case with any car or van I've worked on.

EDIT: with a Boxer, you can get parts from a Fiat or Citroen dealer, as well as Puegeot, can't you?

The O.P. need facts to make his decisions, not biased opinions. I cannot comment as I've never owned a Transit [just driven works vans] and I've had the Boxer for 14+ years, so it isn't a cutting edge model.

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Re: Peugeot Boxer or Ford Transit

Post by Paulmold on Tue Mar 14, 2017 10:45 am

boxerman wrote:
roli wrote:As the others have said Parts for a Pug of that vintage are getting rarer, and good vans are being laid up for the want of parts.
People on this thread insist that parts for Boxers are rare/unavailable. Would one of you please tell me what are the parts which are rare/unavailable as being the owner of an old Boxer, you'd be doing me a great favour and I could start searching for these parts now - before I need them.

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Someone is bound to say 'speedo cable' which has been mentioned and I believe that's true - but you can get one made, forgotten the company name but it has been mentioned on this forum before. Other than that (which I never needed) I didn't have a problem when I had the Symphony (97) and so far I've not needed anything for the Nuevo Boxer 06. I can't say I enjoy driving the Boxer but it's OK. It's a few years since I drove a Transit (hired to move furniture) and again it was OK, and the last and only Transit I owned was a Mk2 which was dreadful.

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Re: Peugeot Boxer or Ford Transit

Post by boxerman on Tue Mar 14, 2017 11:18 am

Paulmold wrote:
Someone is bound to say 'speedo cable' which has been mentioned and I believe that's true - but you can get one made, forgotten the company name but it has been mentioned on this forum before.
I checked online when I saw that Paul, there doesn't seem to be a shortage although they are expensive - £40 to £80. I believe that later Boxers had an electronic speedo so no cable needed. The cable company would probably have been Speedograph or perhaps Venhills?

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Re: Peugeot Boxer or Ford Transit

Post by roli on Tue Mar 14, 2017 5:30 pm

OK Frank want a gearbox (or a repairer who can get parts) for a 1996 2.5td Executive in this country

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Re: Peugeot Boxer or Ford Transit

Post by boxerman on Tue Mar 14, 2017 6:13 pm

I believe Paul [Mold] has mentioned a place in earlier posts, who can repair Boxer gearboxes.

EDIT: or here?

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Re: Peugeot Boxer or Ford Transit

Post by Paulmold on Tue Mar 14, 2017 6:23 pm

Yes it was Premier Gearboxes in Tyseley Birmingham as featured in an MMM magazine article but their website doesn't seem to be working so don't know if still trading.


Just seen Frank's edit which is obviously same company and obviously still trading.

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Re: Peugeot Boxer or Ford Transit

Post by boxerman on Tue Mar 14, 2017 6:28 pm

The address of the seller I've linked to above is:

Premier Transmissions
Bizspace industrial estate
Redfern Road
Birmingham
West Midlands
B11 2AL
United Kingdom

I'd guess its the same people

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Re: Peugeot Boxer or Ford Transit

Post by fenderbender on Tue Mar 14, 2017 7:29 pm

Am quite happy with my pug, 20 years old and runs great, so far no problem with parts but I've only really ever needed to replace the usual stuff, brakes exhaust etc.
I originally looked for a ford, (i drove a transit minibus for a few years and loved it), but at the time they all seemed to have big rust problems and i looked at loads, they are nicer to drive though in my opinion. Fortunately mine pug is pretty much rust free. I also prefer the handbrake on the Peugeot, on the right leaving the gangway clear, and i like the higher driving position.
I personally wouldn't avoid buying a van because of what might go wrong in the future.
If it drives well and has been looked after any van should be fine.
Good luck and have fun with whichever you decide.

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