2010 Ford Transit Connect Consumer Reviews

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2010 Ford Transit Connect
3.7
Average based on 19 reviews
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Perfect Utility Vehicle

by from Brighton, MI on April 6, 2010

I run a small remodeling business and used to drive A full size E series to carry all my tools and a Jimmy to cart the family around. I'm glad I waited for the Ford Transit Connect to arrive. I dumped...
I run a small remodeling business and used to drive A full size E series to carry all my tools and a Jimmy to cart the family around. I'm glad I waited for the Ford Transit Connect to arrive. I dumped both those vehicles and got a Transit which gives me the best of both worlds. My Transit is a Wagon, with a full backseat that folds, daytime running lights, Blue toothy phone connect, and 240 deg full rear door swing options. It's a unique looking vehicle. It's dorky enough so that it'll probably never get stolen, yet I can easily find it in a sea of other vehicles in any parking lot. It hold all my tools in a 4' x 4' x 6' cargo area that I used to cart around in a full size cargo van and I have the convenience of siting 5 people so I can take the kids to school and go straight to the job. I've been getting about 20 mpg city driving and 24 hwy which beats the 14mpg I was getting from both my old vehicles. I drive with a cargo of about 500 lbs of tools and materials, so I'm happy with that performance. The only major drawback is that it's slightly under powered. Hopefully it will sell well enough to become an established model and they may offer other engine options in the future. The 4-cylinder engine is tasked getting up to highway speeds. It does the job, but it's a bit slow. I really love this vehicle because it serves my purposes perfectly. Sitting in it gives a great overall and mostly unobstructed view. It's what I loved about driving a full sized van. Very open, more than plenty of headroom with it's high ceiling. However, the center rear headrest and rear door divider don't allow you to see directly behind the vehicle. It's kind of annoying, so I usually drive with the center headrest removed. There's also no center console storage area to keep personal belongings. Those are only minor, however, and does not take away from my overall satisfaction for this vehicle. Overall, it's a real utility vehicle, as opposed to all other Sporty Ute's which are just trendy, modern versions of a station wagon.
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Great van

by from Waterford, CT on April 1, 2013

Bought used with 80k miles. All systems go. Twice the mileage of my 2008 E150. I'm averaging about 25mpg mixed driving. Drives like a car. I wish it was a bit more comfortable, I'm 6'3, and have all...
Bought used with 80k miles. All systems go. Twice the mileage of my 2008 E150. I'm averaging about 25mpg mixed driving. Drives like a car. I wish it was a bit more comfortable, I'm 6'3, and have all kinds of head room, but the seat is a bit short on the legs. Came with the cage behind the seats, so I can't recline as much as I'd like to, but this is a minor inconvenience. Much easier and more enjoyable to drive than the E150. Love it so far. Only had a month or so, but love it!
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Love it!!

by from Harrisburg, Pa on February 16, 2013

Bought a used 2010 with 50 thousand miles...absolutely LOVE it!! over double the gas mileage of my truck..great performance and lots of "zip"! Fun little business vehicle and customers like the look!
Bought a used 2010 with 50 thousand miles...absolutely LOVE it!! over double the gas mileage of my truck..great performance and lots of "zip"! Fun little business vehicle and customers like the look!
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one of the most fun trucks

by from oak lawn il on September 5, 2009

bought it 8/22/09 city and highway avg. 26.5 better than advertised 24.7 city. i had a ranger 4x4 14 mpg i own an auto parts store were going to lake geneva wisc.for 5 days im leaving my 2004 t-bird h...
bought it 8/22/09 city and highway avg. 26.5 better than advertised 24.7 city. i had a ranger 4x4 14 mpg i own an auto parts store were going to lake geneva wisc.for 5 days im leaving my 2004 t-bird home cant wait to drive it every morning got 550 miles on it this is the best value for any money it can be used for anything i cant say enough about it buy an xlt wagon with rear seats only $100 more
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The Truck that is better than a bailout!!!!

by from Northern Virginia on February 1, 2010

I have owned my Transit Connect for just over a month and have already put over 5000 miles on this ALL PURPOSE vehicle. I run a small electrical contracting firm and had a GMC 2500, which I carried wa...
I have owned my Transit Connect for just over a month and have already put over 5000 miles on this ALL PURPOSE vehicle. I run a small electrical contracting firm and had a GMC 2500, which I carried way more than I needed to but I did. With the Transit Connect I carry what I need to for the coming day...way easier to work and way better on gas! I needed the rear seats for the grandkids, and the power windows and locks so I got the XLT wagon version...well worth the little extra for the added functionality! I added a ladder rack the day after I bought it, and a set of inside bins the next week...WOW what a GREAT TRUCK and FORD is a GREAT Company!!!
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Not the best option

by from Minneapolis on October 27, 2010

I could have bought a used Odyssey with all the bells and whistles and still fit sheetrock inside. It is underpowered, has few features and a high price. Nothing is secure in the interior. There are ...
I could have bought a used Odyssey with all the bells and whistles and still fit sheetrock inside. It is underpowered, has few features and a high price. Nothing is secure in the interior. There are no locking compartments. Interior space is roomy but I'm 6'4" and my seat is all the way back and it's rather uncomfortable for me. My knees clear the dash but with little room. I bought it for my handyman business but it seems I've already outgrown it. With sheetrock, tools and supplies, it's very underpowered. It would be great for hauling flowers or for a delivery vehicle with light boxes. The mpg isn't as good as the sticker proposes. I have never gotten 25-30 mpg as the dealer swore but am consistently around 21 mpg which isn't all bad. I have the rear seats which are fold and tumble which takes up some cargo room. They are not seats that can be removed with a simple lever but require a star driver. The latches to hold the seatbacks in place stick out into the cargo area and risk damage to my cargo. The rear seating area isn't getting adequate heating and cooling for my passengers. The motor is underpowered and is thus noisy. These are the drawbacks. On the other hand, it has great storage and the ability to configure the cargo area for maximum use with shelves and available cages. The shape is one that commands a rolling billboard attitude. Still, I'm not happy and am selling it and taking my loss.
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Does not recommend this car

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The worst work vehicle I have ever owned

by from San Francisco, CA on February 18, 2011

I bought my FTC new. I have had it for 9 months it is a 2010 and has 5,000 miles on it. I also got the in dash computer. I own a dog business and use this to pick up/drop off dogs from owners' homes....
I bought my FTC new. I have had it for 9 months it is a 2010 and has 5,000 miles on it. I also got the in dash computer. I own a dog business and use this to pick up/drop off dogs from owners' homes. Since I have had the FTC it has been in the shop more times than I can remember. The in dash computer has never worked correctly and the microphone is so bad no one can hear what I am saying over bluetooth so I don't even bother with it anymore. The speakers are horrible and tinny and buzz, even with the radio off but the navigation system is pretty good. It has had to have the brakes and rotors replaced three times and my most recent problem is that it will fall out of gear with no warning or won't go into gear at all. The dealer thought it was the shift cable but after replacing, it was still doing this so now they think it might be electrical. Whatever it is, it is extremely dangerous. I have contacted a Lemon Law Attorney. Do yourself a favor and wait a couple of years before you buy a FTC. Ford has a lot of kinks to work out before this vehicle is safe and reliable.
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Does not recommend this car

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Great for my business!!

by from Kansas on September 3, 2010

I own a dog boarding kennel and this vehicle is perfect for my pick-up and delivery service. It is a cargo van so there is road noise and it's not super comfortable. Perfect for what I do!!
I own a dog boarding kennel and this vehicle is perfect for my pick-up and delivery service. It is a cargo van so there is road noise and it's not super comfortable. Perfect for what I do!!
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Euro Trash

by from Minneapolis, MN on July 8, 2011

This is an awful vehicle. I thought it would be perfect for my job as a courier. Well it can fit a lot of stuff and the gas mileage is good for its size, it has failed to be reliable. It's not even tw...
This is an awful vehicle. I thought it would be perfect for my job as a courier. Well it can fit a lot of stuff and the gas mileage is good for its size, it has failed to be reliable. It's not even two years old and different things keep breaking and most of them my warranty won't cover. Wipers won't work. Water somehow got in my coils and ruined them, probably because there is a tough atop the engine which the coils sit in. Dumb design. The back door joints are rusting up and are hard to open. I sprayed lube in them but that didn't make it much better. The engine frequently dies on me in the middle of traffic. But alas, I've put 88k of miles on it and I owe too much to get rid of it. I'm screwed- THANKS FORD
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Does not recommend this car

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Overpriced

by from Portland, OR on October 20, 2011

This is the only box-car of this kind that is available in the US. These cars are very practical and work great for a small business or quick deliveries. However, this model is way less in Europe beca...
This is the only box-car of this kind that is available in the US. These cars are very practical and work great for a small business or quick deliveries. However, this model is way less in Europe because the competition is much larger and Ford is selling the transit connect for too much here in the US... The Honda Element provides the same boxy loading space but provides way more features and a better ride for the same price. I also miss the diesel engine Ford offers in Europe and the rest of the world.
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Does not recommend this car

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