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post #1 of 15 Old 04-01-2014, 05:53 PM Thread Starter
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RAM Fudges Numbers

Turns out RAM has been selling their promaster for months using an incorrect cargo capacity...

http://www.autoblog.com/2014/03/31/r...argo-capacity/

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When Ram originally published the cargo capacity for its van, it simply did a direct conversion from the European rating of 15 cubic meters to 530 cubic feet. However, that didn't take into account the standard way internal measurements are calculated for the US.

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Companies that buy vans often prioritize volume when choosing a new vehicle. With the change in measurement, the ProMaster's capacity drops from second to third place in the segment. According to AN comparing the largest version of each van, the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter leads the category with 547 cubic feet of storage, followed by the Ford Transit at 487 cubic feet. The revised ProMaster should still have a significant advantage over the Nissan NV that offers 323 cubic feet of capacity.
jaggoffs, I mean really whos running this ham show?
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Do you think that people who already bought the Promaster might get some type of compensation? I know when companies make false advertisements about MPG ratings they've had to compensate customers. Could this be a similar situation?
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I remember hyundai had to do compensation on their MPG numbers being off, it would be wise of them to do this, it could help prevent this being a bigger issue than it should
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yea but the compensation for MPG's being off was a gas card or something

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Hyundai and Kia say they will offer affected customers a rebate in the form of a refillable debit card with the value based on how many miles the owner has driven and the average price of a gallon of gas in their area, along with a 15 percent premium. While that would amount to less than $100 for many customers today, Hyundai and Kia say they will add to the debit cards as the owners keep driving; the companies also vowed to compensate previous owners of the affected models who had sold their cars.
Its kind of hard to compensate for non existant cargo space. I mean what could they do offer roof racks or external buckets LOL
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there will always be a guy who is going to try to sue
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there will always be a guy who is going to try to sue
Only in 'Murica!
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agreed. being a lawyer is awesome here.
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You figure that they have to offer them something though. $100 is $100. Until the day when you can't fit that last thing into the back of the Promaster, some extra cash to help you pay for gas or whatever will be nice. False advertising doesn't make a company look good at all though.
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You figure that they have to offer them something though. $100 is $100. Until the day when you can't fit that last thing into the back of the Promaster, some extra cash to help you pay for gas or whatever will be nice. False advertising doesn't make a company look good at all though.
technically its not false advertising actually. The quoted volume is in fact the promasters interior volume, it was a direct conversion from the euro figure. As i said in the OP NA cargo volume is calculated differently than in the EU so a direct conversion doesnt work. But they didn't lie so grounds to sue will be dismissed rather easily IMO
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i dont see them doing anything about it to be honest
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