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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.

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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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Re: The new custom so far

Postby CustomLTD » Sat Apr 19, 2014 9:37 am

miniminus wrote:Hi all having finally took delivery of the new custom 2 weeks ago i am pretty impressed so far.
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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Sorry but not liking them Alloys...Not sure they even better than the Standard Limited Alloys to be honest...
As for the Wheel Arches...less said the better...just something everyone has got to overlook...
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