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The new custom so far

Postby miniminus » Wed May 01, 2013 8:06 pm

Hi all having finally took delivery of the new custom 2 weeks ago i am pretty impressed so far. I dont seem to be having the fuel filling problems like some which is good. I have covered 500 miles so far and still feels very tight and no where near as powerful as my old 260swb 140, hopefully this will improve as i went for the 155 so fingers crossed in a couple of thousand miles it will improve. Mpg so far is only around 28 which i do hope also improves.

Only thing I have noticed is it sounds alot more tractor like at low revs than my old one which I am not so keen on. The overall finish on the inside and outside is a massive improvement on the old one just maybe too nice for work.

Got new wheels fitted today by Projex that I think look nice compared to the standard limited alloys it was delivered with. Here is a pic see what you think
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Re: The new custom so far

Postby John Johnson » Wed May 01, 2013 8:13 pm

That shows the lines up well ! Mine has loosened up and mpg improves tbh
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Re: The new custom so far

Postby oldyellar » Wed May 01, 2013 8:49 pm

thats a very nice van mate :mrgreen:
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Re: The new custom so far

Postby chrisp » Thu May 02, 2013 2:17 pm

I do like the new customs, abit low on the mpg
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Re: The new custom so far

Postby shotts1 » Sat May 04, 2013 7:32 pm

Hi I have found my 290/125 as good if not better on mpg compared to my 280 I have done 3000 miles. Other good points:

Cab noise reduced
Faster through box
Better road handling.

Bad points: Fuel filling
Day lights
Knocked about in wind more
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Re: The new custom so far

Postby Rumble bee » Sun May 05, 2013 9:51 am

Love it!

Looks abit awkward to sign write though.
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Re: The new custom so far

Postby limitedblack » Sun May 05, 2013 11:17 am

Still not keen, back end looks Korean, and those wheel arches, what's going on there ? Less Japanese please.
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Re: The new custom so far

Postby warrenn » Sun May 05, 2013 12:21 pm

Looks great! :D
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Re: The new custom so far

Postby invita » Thu May 09, 2013 12:20 am

Well i had mine for 3 weeks now,
Came from the 174 hk vw (ihave had 3 off these) which gave a lot of expensive bills.
The custom is a lot les noise and more space evrywhere.
Its not so fast ( 155 hk) but fast enough.
One stupid thing- no remote for the webastoheater ??? Come on its 2013.
One thing i have some probs with is driving slow in the city..it seems to be dificult to start whitout "humbing" because of the speder.
It has a kind off slow point around 1300 rpm and then by 1500 it comes very fast back.
The sync-system is perfect when you lean to prnounce the names in the american way.
One thing i miss is a cupholder in the center of the dashboard, so i wont spill Coffee on the steeringwheel.
The roofrails are genius why didnt anyone think of that 20 years ago.
My conklusion so far. The ford is a cheeper, bigger better driving, (exept i city linedriving) but has a few designfails.
But my 18 inch summerwheels have not arrived yet :-(

Sorry about my english im from denmark.

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Re: The new custom so far

Postby limitedblack » Thu May 09, 2013 9:27 pm

invita wrote:Well i had mine for 3 weeks now,
Came from the 174 hk vw (ihave had 3 off these) which gave a lot of expensive bills.
The custom is a lot les noise and more space evrywhere.
Its not so fast ( 155 hk) but fast enough.
One stupid thing- no remote for the webastoheater ??? Come on its 2013.
One thing i have some probs with is driving slow in the city..it seems to be dificult to start whitout "humbing" because of the speder.
It has a kind off slow point around 1300 rpm and then by 1500 it comes very fast back.
The sync-system is perfect when you lean to prnounce the names in the american way.
One thing i miss is a cupholder in the center of the dashboard, so i wont spill Coffee on the steeringwheel.
The roofrails are genius why didnt anyone think of that 20 years ago.
My conklusion so far. The ford is a cheeper, bigger better driving, (exept i city linedriving) but has a few designfails.
But my 18 inch summerwheels have not arrived yet :-(

Sorry about my english im from denmark.

Michael


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Re: The new custom so far

Postby ibanez2005 » Thu May 09, 2013 9:35 pm

limitedblack wrote:
invita wrote:Well i had mine for 3 weeks now,
Came from the 174 hk vw (ihave had 3 off these) which gave a lot of expensive bills.
The custom is a lot les noise and more space evrywhere.
Its not so fast ( 155 hk) but fast enough.
One stupid thing- no remote for the webastoheater ??? Come on its 2013.
One thing i have some probs with is driving slow in the city..it seems to be dificult to start whitout "humbing" because of the speder.
It has a kind off slow point around 1300 rpm and then by 1500 it comes very fast back.
The sync-system is perfect when you lean to prnounce the names in the american way.
One thing i miss is a cupholder in the center of the dashboard, so i wont spill Coffee on the steeringwheel.
The roofrails are genius why didnt anyone think of that 20 years ago.
My conklusion so far. The ford is a cheeper, bigger better driving, (exept i city linedriving) but has a few designfails.
But my 18 inch summerwheels have not arrived yet :-(

Sorry about my english im from denmark.

Michael


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Re: The new custom so far

Postby limitedblack » Thu May 09, 2013 9:39 pm

ibanez2005 wrote:
limitedblack wrote:
invita wrote:Well i had mine for 3 weeks now,
Came from the 174 hk vw (ihave had 3 off these) which gave a lot of expensive bills.
The custom is a lot les noise and more space evrywhere.
Its not so fast ( 155 hk) but fast enough.
One stupid thing- no remote for the webastoheater ??? Come on its 2013.
One thing i have some probs with is driving slow in the city..it seems to be dificult to start whitout "humbing" because of the speder.
It has a kind off slow point around 1300 rpm and then by 1500 it comes very fast back.
The sync-system is perfect when you lean to prnounce the names in the american way.
One thing i miss is a cupholder in the center of the dashboard, so i wont spill Coffee on the steeringwheel.
The roofrails are genius why didnt anyone think of that 20 years ago.
My conklusion so far. The ford is a cheeper, bigger better driving, (exept i city linedriving) but has a few designfails.
But my 18 inch summerwheels have not arrived yet :-(

Sorry about my english im from denmark.

Michael


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Re: The new custom so far

Postby JD1967 » Mon May 20, 2013 4:29 pm

Hi

Are the Alloys on your Custom 18s ?
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Re: The new custom so far

Postby Tran59 » Mon Jun 10, 2013 5:29 pm

Nice choice of wheels. The standard 16" alloys on the Custom are vile, much nastier than the stock 16" alloys I have on my Mk 7. They are one of the main reasons why I went for the Sport with its 18" rims.
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