Every contractor or delivery person should own it!
written on 02-16-2016
While there are a few quirks about this vehicle, the good far outweighs them. The front wheel drive is great. I have driven it twice in snow and wheels barely spin. The turning radius is great also and cargo is much better than my old GMC Savanna. The quirks are the left side arm rest is way too low for the seating position. And you sit at top of front window while putting the seat in lowest position. Like I said there is a lot to like about this vehicle for what I use it for. I'm in a service based business. I do not haul a lot of weight.
1500 Low Roof 3dr Van w/118" Wheelbase (3.6L 6cyl 6A)
I really love my Promaster bully boy... John dug a pony...I dig my ram! Cool euro styling, great attention to detail, sweet fit and finish. Amazing zip off the line and smooth shifting in the automatic. Front windscreen is a sheer panoramic delight. I like the steering wheel position just wish it had vertical adjustment to compliment the horizontal telescoping. Instrumentation is refreshingly straight forward I only wish that speed was indicated in the centre of the display. Seats are VERY comfortable and are clearly of high quality...but a smidge too high. Way ample heat and A/C...whew! If you can, get the power folding side mirrors...makes pulling up to window service a breeze. I'd suggest though that FCA stick to exterior colors that are MUCH lighter that the charcoal trim...darker colors currently offered tend to make the trim appear pre-faded. I selected sandstone and love it. MPG is...is very good for such a humongous van. Between 18 and 20 combined. I guess in closing I'd simply say that if you're ever in the market for a hauling monster don't hesitate to get yourself one of these magnificent machines. A short post script here...I'm converting this wonderful vehicle into a camper van of sorts it's going quite well and I'm looking forward to traveling in it and using it as a 'take my tiny home with me' on my excursions. One of the key adaptations are retractable screens both rear and side....no bugs.
2500 High Roof 3dr Van w/159" Wheelbase (3.6L 6cyl 6A)
Had 2015 diesel for 17000 miles . first oil change at 14000miles and still not used all DEF. Manual said every 4000 miles but likely to go 40000 miles. Gas mileage are 22 city 29highway and around 24 to 26 average. So far not a single problems. Seats were feeling small just for one week than once used to it feels good. I am 5 11 190lb. Brake squels until new to 15000 miles but now it is gone. Move over from E150 this van is stronger in accelerating after first gear. Do not need to down shift on hills and saving $200 per month in fuel. I am driving about 3500 miles per month. If this van hold up it will pay for it self. $24000 in ten years Update now 32000 miles second oil change and air filter. Avg 26mpg Long distance 45mph 35 mpg 55mph 33 mpg 65mph 30 mpg 75mph 25mpg 85mph 18mpg Due to drag it gets better mileage in 40 to 50 milage
Too many thing went wrong to list. Transmission went @ 2500 miles, oil leak, window leaks, doors not hung properly, bolts loose all over the van, electronics failing and the service depts are backed up with so many broke down promasters that you have to wait for a month to get an appt! My mechanic said he had never seen such a poorly constructed vehicle in his 40 years as a mechanic! The KBB site said to go to the ram service center to get an Idea of the problems this "mexican made" pile of junk is having, I should have. You better do your homework before getting one because it will be worth $10,000 less when you try to get rid of it....