Great for my business!!
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!!
Like it was made for ME!
I bought my van new about 2 months ago & I LOVE IT! I use it for my antique business.It's like it was made for me.It fits me good, it handles well,it's comfortable, it holds a large cargo & the best thing is it's GREAT on gas, better than what they advertise.I got the XLT with the seats in back which I took out (which you have to unbolt),but I wanted the power locks & windows & the side & back privacy glass.If I had to suggest anything it would be to make them just a little longer, everything else is perfect.We'll see how it handles in the snow...
B Careful what you wish for.
We've had the 2010 Transit Connect since 7/09. Paid top $23K & have 30k miles. At 30k we had to replace front brakes ($75), Air Filter ($25) & all 4 tires. Nice vehicles for maybe delivering flowers, but NO Cargo Van (i.e. Chevy/Ford) 1500's or above. Also had problem's w/dash lite (tire sensor). *NOTE* Be aware this 4-cylinder will be registered as a "Commercial" vehicle & will cost to insure. (By comparison 2007 v6 Chevy 1500 express= $900 per yr. Transit Connect $2,200+ a yr.)
Perfect Utility Vehicle
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.
The Truck that is better than a bailout!!!!
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!!!
this is the that people have been waiting, buy it with back seats. I wish they offer full glass in back too, but no problem.
one of the most fun trucks
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
MORE than a Work Truck!
Ya like to hunt or fish? How about antiqueing or camping or any other passion that demands a vehicle that can haul a lotta stuff? If any of the above rings a bell, THIS is the vehicle for YOU! I've had one for a week now... and it's the second one on the regional dog show circuit. It's a HUGE HIT with canine fanciers! THAT'S the Old Lady's thing... Me, I'm a ham radio nut. This thing is gonna be REAL useful for hamfests (electronics nut's swap meets). This thing may be butt ugly, but it's the most practical thing I've seen on four wheels since my old 1966 VW Microbus! I can hardly wait to take it to my OTHER passion... Women's Flat Track Roller Derby! There are a million and one chores a Transit Connect will handle beautifully there!
wow.....yes it that cool......
bought 3 days ago. love it. cargo van bin package. auto ac. people at work, everywhere really like it. the most fun in a work truck in 30 yrs. I got tierd of the one ton truck mentality. haul everything you own.... this thing is smaller, yes i take out tools i do not need. at nite put tools i will need for the day. its a snap to do. 300 miles to date. it feels great buying from a company that has NOT been a bail out begger. it really has changed the way i look at my work habits. lean and mean...good luck people...