Ford Transit Connnect

Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by XPADREX, Aug 14, 2010.

  1. XPADREX

    XPADREX Funslinger

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    Why oh why do I like this so much?


    I drove one today- and it didn't stop the longing...
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  2. viverrid

    viverrid not dead yet

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    So get one already.
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  3. XPADREX

    XPADREX Funslinger

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    LOL

    It's ostensibly for my wife- and after her wanting to get something that seated 5... ...and me talking about gas mileage cars- I agreed to look at the transit connect- and she promptly fell in love with the new Fiesta.

    Well, that issue and the matter of a car payment. We've been vehicle-payment free for a while- not sure I want to jump back into that.
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  4. Jurgen

    Jurgen Trolljegeren Super Moderator

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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. :thumb

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  5. katbeanz

    katbeanz earthbound misfit, I

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    Needs to haul two bikes and have way more than 130hp, fugly too? :nah
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  6. Spuds

    Spuds On my way home

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    Automatic transmission only.:cry
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  7. Knute Dunrvnyet

    Knute Dunrvnyet marooned in realtime

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    I will wait until they start offering the long wheelbase vehicle, with the bigger engine. Then I just have to put up with it's looks.
    Dog, I miss my Astro.
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  8. Spuds

    Spuds On my way home

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  9. Jurgen

    Jurgen Trolljegeren Super Moderator

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    You mean it needs to be a big bloated standard American Van? We have those already.

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  10. katbeanz

    katbeanz earthbound misfit, I

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    No, a stretch model of the transit connect with a few more ponies and std transmission. I've had two ford full size vans, even with the six and tall geared they were gas hogs. In a year~ the ford euro transit van (sprinter size) is supposed to replace the econoline. :evil
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    Knute Dunrvnyet marooned in realtime

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    do a search
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  12. Knute Dunrvnyet

    Knute Dunrvnyet marooned in realtime

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    What I said, Marty.
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  13. digger2

    digger2 A Cad & A Bounder

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    commercials will be here soon
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  14. katbeanz

    katbeanz earthbound misfit, I

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    :nod What was the last year for the astro?
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  15. rhys

    rhys Long timer

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    I would sooooo have a Transit -IF- it was available with a good little diesel (damn, how do spell diesle?).

    It looks fully capable EXCEPT for out on the open road at freeway speeds.
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  16. motomal

    motomal Been here awhile

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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... :lol3
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  17. XPADREX

    XPADREX Funslinger

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    Hell, this website is predicated on unconventionally beautiful motorcycles (read: fugly to the rest of the world!). :D 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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  18. canoli

    canoli human

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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.
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  19. Icewalker

    Icewalker Conundrum

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    I'd prefer the regular transit ... with a diesel of course.

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  20. Jurgen

    Jurgen Trolljegeren Super Moderator

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    :lol3

    Just think... that top, Transit Connect bottom. I want.
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