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Rear Wheel Drive Boxer and 70 bhp Boxer

Post by JudyP on Thu Mar 16, 2017 10:07 am

I am looking for a Campervan and see one which the owner says is rear wheel drive. I thought all Boxers would be front wheel drive. Can you advise on whether or not this is a good idea? Upsides and downsides? If, indeed, RWD exists.
Also as previously posted do any of you drive a 70 bhp 1.9D as a campervan and if so can you give your opinion of the power for Scottish driving?
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Re: Rear Wheel Drive Boxer and 70 bhp Boxer

Post by boxerman on Thu Mar 16, 2017 10:10 am

JudyP wrote:I am looking for a Campervan and see one which the owner says is rear wheel drive. I thought all Boxers would be front wheel drive.
There was a four wheel drive version but I've never heard of a rear wheel drive Boxer.
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Re: Rear Wheel Drive Boxer and 70 bhp Boxer

Post by JudyP on Thu Mar 16, 2017 10:27 am

Thanks Frank
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Re: Rear Wheel Drive Boxer and 70 bhp Boxer

Post by Peter Brown on Thu Mar 16, 2017 10:47 am

The van conversions on the Ford chassis are rear wheel drive.

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Re: Rear Wheel Drive Boxer and 70 bhp Boxer

Post by JudyP on Thu Mar 16, 2017 12:47 pm

Hi Peter, as a non technical person :-) can you have a Ford chassis and a Boxer top? This is a Symbol 2007 (56). Thanks
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Re: Rear Wheel Drive Boxer and 70 bhp Boxer

Post by boxerman on Thu Mar 16, 2017 12:55 pm

JudyP wrote:Hi Peter, as a non technical person :-) can you have a Ford chassis and a Boxer top? This is a Symbol 2007 (56). Thanks
'Fraid not Judy :-) have a look at the Duetto, very similar layout to the Symbol but on a Transit.

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Re: Rear Wheel Drive Boxer and 70 bhp Boxer

Post by busby65 on Thu Mar 16, 2017 2:50 pm

All boxers except 4 x 4 are front wheel drive...1.9 engine is plenty big enough for a panel van..BUSBY65.
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Re: Rear Wheel Drive Boxer and 70 bhp Boxer

Post by newterry on Wed Mar 22, 2017 10:55 am

Hi,
I have a 1.9turbo diesel Boxer Harmony and the 85bhp struggles a bit on very steep hills and needs getting into a lower gear for long drags.
A 1.9d would probably struggle over a hump back bridge ! hugegrins
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