Purchased to transport Disabled Vet & medical eqt
My biggest peeve is the tailgate isn’t powered. Ordered the top of the line mr Model sight unseen because my dealership didn’t carry them. I wanted all the bells and whistles. Powered lift gate isn’t an option. It is painful to my injured spine to lift it and manually move the rear seats. The grandkids love the 3rd seat and I love the storage space behind it. I have made a Sam’s run for the month and able to pack everything behind the 3rd seat. The inside is great for human comfort but not for shopping or I should say storing packages. To be honest, my front seats are ALL THE WAY back. I have plenty of room and that’s a lot. I don’t like being close to the steering wheel in case of an accident. I wish the slots for charging my devices weren’t so close to the driver’s cup holder. It’s too easy for liquids to Spill in them. The only other item I wish was different is I miss a hard copy manual. There are options I still don’t know how to use. My GPS is not updated because of that. I like the van. My grandkids and dogs like it. Tomorrow I will get up, remove the two blankets I have protecting them floors and spend hours vacuuming the dog hair out the fabric on the back of the seats and floors. I have leather seats but there’s still Too much surface that holds onto my Husky’s and Belgian Shepherd’s ‘Glitter’. I do have to double check my doors are locked when I leave them in the car with the AC running. I have to use the remote because the double tap of the horn alert is deceiving. It doesn’t mean the door is locked. I do appreciate how easy it is to unlock the car without having the remote in my hand. All in all, it served the reasons I purchased it. I do wish I had paid the extra money for the Sprinter. But it would not have fit in my garage nor my budget.
2013 ford transit connect (BAD NEWS)
I've own one at sayville ford brand new transmission burnt out at 52,000 miles start stop switch is defective the van has hesitation at 140,000 miles car kept shutting off while driving changed alot of sensors didn't help tow truck driver said maybe a defective temperature gauge because it will swing up to (H) but the van never ran hot I was getting stuck for week after week no one new what was doing it maybe a bad computer I've repossed it what a waste and all the car rentals ford didn't want to pay for the van lunges while picking up high way speed
Poor performance with a lack of repair help.
The day I received my vehicle, I noticed a vibration in the steering wheel. The dealership was contacted and I took the van to them to assess the problem. I was assured that it was the tires. Three sets of new tires later, the repair shop said they didn’t know what the problem was. I took the van to another dealership per Ford Customer Care and they could feel the vibration but could not find the cause. I was then told that it didn’t meet the specifications for a vibration issue. They couldn’t provide the specs to me. I drove the vehicle for the next year and then had the transmission go out. It has been rebuilt three times and eight months later I still haven’t received my vehicle and neither the dealership nor Ford has any idea on when I will get my vehicle or if it is even repairable. There’s nothing like being left in the dark with Ford.