Ford Transit 2008
The 2008 Ford Transit carries a braked towing capacity of up to 3000 Kg, but check to ensure this applies to the configuration you're considering.
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Ford Transit 2008 Q&As
Check out real-world situations relating to the Ford Transit here, particularly what our experts have to say about them.
Potential problems with a 2008 Transit
Ford claimed the 2.2-litre turbo-diesel would do 8.1 L/100 km on average, their claim for the 2.4-litre engine was 9.4 L/100 km. Be cautious when buying a used commercial vehicle, particularly one that is as old as the one you are looking at. They generally do lots of kilometres, and an eight-year-old one could have done 500,000 km or more. The Transit is known to have problems with turbos, and the timing belt tensioner is a known weakness. If the tensioner fails, it could lead to the chain breaking, and major internal carnage can then happen. If you're serious about the van have it checked by a mechanic who knows them.
Ford Transit 2008 Towing capacity
The Ford Transit’s towing capacity ranges from 1500kg to 3000kg. Some models also offer heavy-duty or towing option packs which can increase towing capacity, as well as options which can hamper towing capacity. Towing capacities can vary wildly on a large number of factors. These include engine, transmission, model, and options chosen. Always check with the manufacturer or in your vehicles handbook before attempting to tow anything.
|Ford Transit Model||Body Type||Specs||Braked Capacity|
|LOW (SWB)||Commercial||2.2L,Diesel,5 SP MAN||2000kg|
|LOW (SWB)||Commercial||2.3L,ULP,5 SP MAN||2000kg|
|LOW (MWB)||Commercial||2.2L,Diesel,5 SP MAN||2000kg|
|MID (MWB)||Commercial||2.3L,ULP,5 SP MAN||2000kg|
|12 SEAT||People mover||2.4L,Diesel,6 SP MAN||1500kg|
Ford Transit 2008 Dimensions
Dimensions for the 2008 Ford Transit are dependent on which body type is chosen. The maximum width and height is 1974mm x 2622mm and can vary on the basis of model.
|Ford Transit Model||Body Type||Height x Width x Length||Ground Clearance|
|LOW (SWB)||Commercial||2067x1974x4863 mm||100 mm|
|LOW (SWB)||Commercial||2089x1974x4863 mm||100 mm|
|LOW (MWB)||Commercial||2056x1974x5230 mm||100 mm|
|MID (MWB)||Commercial||2387x1974x5230 mm||100 mm|
|12 SEAT||People mover||2369x1974x5680 mm||100 mm|