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Old 02-14-2010, 07:37 PM   #1
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Ford Transit Connect

What is the verdict on the new for USA Ford Transit. I saw one in the lot at the local market and now I want one. Its the right size and looks like the bike hauler from hell.

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Old 02-14-2010, 07:39 PM   #2
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Are they long enough to fit a bike? They look too short to me.
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Old 02-14-2010, 07:57 PM   #3
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Are they long enough to fit a bike? They look too short to me.
I think so, it looks like it will swallow a pair of MX bikes, can anyone confirm?

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Old 02-14-2010, 08:03 PM   #4
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Search is your friend. This has all been covered before:
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...ransit+connect

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Old 02-14-2010, 08:30 PM   #5
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Search is your friend. This has all been covered before:
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...ransit+connect

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Why that is amazing , I search and cant find shit in this place even when using Google and searching for "Ford Transit Connect ADVrider". Thanks for the link and as for the dupe post, well shit happens and I hope I do better next time.

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Old 02-14-2010, 09:17 PM   #6
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Why that is amazing , I search and cant find shit in this place even when using Google and searching for "Ford Transit Connect ADVrider". Thanks for the link and as for the dupe post, well shit happens and I hope I do better next time.

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Try "ford transit connect site:www.advrider.com". in google.
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Old 02-14-2010, 09:25 PM   #7
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Try "ford transit connect site:www.advrider.com". in google.
Thanks, that works. In the future I will use that as my search template.

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Old 02-15-2010, 03:14 AM   #8
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Methinks it's a genius package for a smallish hauler. I'm not sure if it will fit road bikes though unless you get the bike's front wheel up close to the dashboard.
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Old 02-15-2010, 05:58 AM   #9
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Talked with a guy outside of a Harley dealership about his Transit Connect the other day. Can't say for sure whether motorcycles would fit. The owner really likes the vehicle; he uses it for deliveries. He said he gets 25 to 27 miles per gallon from the four-cylinder engine. No problems but the vehicle is still relatively new. His initial reaction has been quite positive. Not usre if that helps but thought I would share his impression.
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Old 11-30-2011, 05:23 PM   #10
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Fits a Ktm

Im in the process of purchasing a transit connect as a bike hauler/every day driver. Test drove one yesterday over to my house, opened up the cargo doors and rolled my Ktm 530 in the back. It's is just a tad too short to fit in lengthwise, but fits perfectly on the diagonal. Height is just perfect too. Been hauling my trials bike around in a mini can for some time now, but wanted to do the same win the dirt bike. I think this is the perfect answer. You could get a much beefier cargo van for similar price (nv or e series) but for me with it being a daily driver I think I need the gas mileage.
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Old 11-30-2011, 08:36 PM   #11
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I also talked to a guy who drives one for work, but its not his, so has no personal buy-in on it. He liked it. Said it was very useful for his job (facilities maintenance).

I think its a good package for someone who doesn't really need anything more than compact SUV, but even a mini-van is too much. Its a bit too small for me. If they had made it the same dimensions as a short bed Ranger with that van body and somehow kept the MPG it would have been perfect.
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Old 11-30-2011, 08:51 PM   #12
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It they would have only made it a touch longer, so a 4x8 sheet would fit in the back.
And the engine a diesel and give it some towing capacity, one would be sitting in my driveway right now.
Despite it being made by Ford, in Turkey.

But It's great that they finally are bringing these things to the states, it's a prefect rig if you don't have to haul a large amount of cubic feet.
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Old 11-04-2013, 08:46 AM   #13
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When wil lthe new model be available at dealers? I emailed my truck dealer, haven't heard back.
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Old 11-04-2013, 10:43 AM   #14
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to me the really disappointing thing is Ford's redesign is moving it away from the small in town commercial van to just another soccer mom van.

Comment in the Ford sales magazine I got last week.

"its too truck like"

That is a lot of the appeal to me, something that you can hose out when it gets too muddy.

to the OP

When I looked at one a couple years ago, it's a little short for a bike and depending on the bike the height is a little low.
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Old 11-04-2013, 11:17 AM   #15
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to me the really disappointing thing is Ford's redesign is moving it away from the small in town commercial van to just another soccer mom van.
How so? You will still be able to buy it as a truck just like always.
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