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Old 08-15-2010, 05:26 AM   #16
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It's a funny old world really. We have Ford Transit Connects all over the UK and where I work too. You can only get them with a diesel engine and manual gearbox. They go plenty fast enough for a small van too. Check out specifications:

FORD UK Webpage

Pretty fugly though...
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Old 08-15-2010, 08:08 AM   #17
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Hell, this website is predicated on unconventionally beautiful motorcycles (read: fugly to the rest of the world!). Why not a vehicle to match?

I drove one of the TC's- super-sharp turning radius, easy parking, and seeming plenty of power to get into traffic, hit freeway speeds, etc.

Then again, it was just me and the guy from the dealership, in an otherwise empty van- but it was kind of fun.
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Old 08-16-2010, 08:13 AM   #18
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If someone (Ursa-Minor are you listening?) would install a custom roof bed like you can get on the Honda Element this could be a near perfect vehicle.


I'm not going to be in the market for a new vehicle for at least another two years but I did go and drive the Transit a few weeks ago and was all set to start saving my money for one...

Then you just HAD to post that smut. I hate you.
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Old 08-16-2010, 09:04 AM   #19
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I'd prefer the regular transit ... with a diesel of course.

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Old 08-16-2010, 10:16 AM   #20
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I'm not going to be in the market for a new vehicle for at least another two years but I did go and drive the Transit a few weeks ago and was all set to start saving my money for one...

Then you just HAD to post that smut. I hate you.


Just think... that top, Transit Connect bottom. I want.
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Old 08-17-2010, 09:55 AM   #21
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I'd prefer the regular transit ... with a diesel of course.

Not directing this at you in particular, but whenever I see a post like this on here I think: "What I really want is this van, with a diesel, a manual trans, and for Ford to sell it new for $13000, or for someone to sell me a year-old model with low miles for 1/2 the new price."

At least, that's what I'm thinking!

Now, if BMW would smarten the fuck up and trade me a new GSA straight across for my aging, beat-up VFR!
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Old 08-17-2010, 10:41 AM   #22
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I'd prefer the regular transit ... with a diesel of course.

Yessss, that would be nice wouldn't it?
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Old 08-17-2010, 11:09 AM   #23
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Not directing this at you in particular, but whenever I see a post like this on here I think: "What I really want is this van, with a diesel, a manual trans, and for Ford to sell it new for $13000, or for someone to sell me a year-old model with low miles for 1/2 the new price."

At least, that's what I'm thinking!

Now, if BMW would smarten the fuck up and trade me a new GSA straight across for my aging, beat-up VFR!
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Old 08-17-2010, 11:20 AM   #24
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Now, if BMW would smarten the fuck up and trade me a new GSA straight across for my aging, beat-up VFR!
Good luck with that

I can't even get BMW to trade me a new GSA for my aging beaten up GSD ... so you've got no chance
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Old 08-17-2010, 11:53 AM   #25
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I think I'd buy a short box Sprinter before the Ford. Plenty of power to haul anything, not bad to park, and you can stand in it.
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Old 08-17-2010, 11:58 AM   #26
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I think I'd buy a short box Sprinter before the Ford. Plenty of power to haul anything, not bad to park, and you can stand in it.


AWD, Diesel, High Top Transit

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Old 08-17-2010, 12:30 PM   #27
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AWD, Diesel, High Top Transit
Let me know when they're selling that in the US. Until then, minus the AWD, the Sprinter is available now.
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Old 08-17-2010, 12:42 PM   #28
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I think I'd buy a short box Sprinter before the Ford. Plenty of power to haul anything, not bad to park, and you can stand in it.
From what I've seen, the price differential is significant.

A TC can be had for $23k- the Sprinter is over $10,000 higher.
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Old 08-17-2010, 01:46 PM   #29
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From what I've seen, the price differential is significant.

A TC can be had for $23k- the Sprinter is over $10,000 higher.
But that's like comparing apples to oranges isn't it ... The sprinter is quite a bit larger and in a different weight class. A closer but rare as unobtanium equivalent would be the real Ford Transit ... available in Europe only ...
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Old 08-17-2010, 02:16 PM   #30
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I lust after one of these............

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