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    Thread: Ford Unveils Slicker, Sleeker 2014 Transit Connect

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      09-06-2012 01:39 PM #26
      We considered a Ford Transit Connect while looking at minivans, but the four-sped automatic killed it. Hopefully they'll put in a five- or six-speed transmission of some kind, preferably both manual and automatic.

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      09-06-2012 01:58 PM #27
      I really like the Transit Custom (red one). I could see it being a big hit as a conversion van/RV.


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      09-06-2012 02:03 PM #28
      Quote Originally Posted by nickthaskater View Post
      I really like the Transit Custom (red one). I could see it being a big hit as a conversion van/RV.

      Mmmmmmm, cankles!
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      09-06-2012 02:05 PM #29
      corporate facified - check...

      I'd take an original one first.

    5. 09-06-2012 02:08 PM #30


      This isn't a TC. No one knows what it is so far.

      Quote Originally Posted by clutchrider View Post
      Looks like they mostly tossed on the front end of the new Escape/Kuga and shaped the sheetmetal in the back a bit.
      Not seeing it. Funny coming from a VW owner, though.
      Last edited by pcsario; 09-06-2012 at 02:13 PM.

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      09-06-2012 02:26 PM #31
      Quote Originally Posted by Uberchad View Post
      The new one doesn't look bad, but I like that the current one looks like a work van. It will never be mistaken as a crossover or a minivan.
      me too.

      That gold coloured one in the OP is hideous.
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      09-06-2012 02:37 PM #32
      I guess the 360 thing didn't bother me. I get memos at work where we're told to do a 360 review of a software product or something. They're saying "look all around it", like all 360 degrees. When I read a 360 degree design change, I read that to mean the whole thing was updated, not just a nose job. I believe we saw something like that with the Econoline, where the nose was updated but the rest of the van was left alone.


    8. 09-06-2012 02:41 PM #33
      Will they offer a 6 or 7 passenger version? If so this will be our next family car. I think it makes a lot of sense since will not be getting the 7 passenger C-Max.

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      09-06-2012 02:55 PM #34
      I really really like this new TC, the Transit however, I'm not too huge of a fan of, but seeing how well the Sprinter is selling I'm guessing there's a huge market just opening for these vans in NA.

      Also I hope that by "powerful diesel option" they don't mean some 7.0L Powerstroke..The Sprinter does fine with the Bluetec as its ONLY option (It is the only option, no?) so I see no problem with a similar engine in the Transit.
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    10. 09-06-2012 03:27 PM #35
      damn! that has the possibility to make for a bad-ass family hauler with a rwd or awd 3.5 ecoboost.

      I also need more details on this powerful diesel engine they speak off.

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      09-06-2012 03:57 PM #36
      A good friend of mine has the current model--I really like it. This one looks better and I'm sure brings other improvements. Very nice!
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      09-06-2012 04:24 PM #37
      give third row option n diesel n stick. I'll be the first in line

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      09-06-2012 04:31 PM #38
      2014 Transit Connect:




      2014 Transit Tourneo Courier:


      2014 Transit:







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      09-06-2012 05:25 PM #39
      that connect looks really nice. 3rd row, diesel n stick option plz! i'll be switching to ford for sure

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      09-06-2012 05:32 PM #40
      i want

    16. 09-06-2012 05:37 PM #41
      I see people getting mad about the fact of the no rear swing doors like the current one. I know its my dads favorite feature of his work transit.

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      09-12-2012 07:31 PM #42
      Things got a little bit more interesting. US model Transit Connect will get 1.6 turbo...

      http://gofurther.fordmedia.eu/factsh...connect_EU.pdf

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      10-04-2012 07:29 PM #43
      I think I will pick one up, when they become available. The Ecoboost sounds great, althought I much prefer a diesel in such a vehicle. I'm extremely happy with my current one - it's a vacation car, that I use when I stay in Bulgaria, and it is the toughest car I ever had. With the 1.8 tdci it pools very strong, while returning 5.5l -6l/ 100km ( 40 mpg US). It's huge on the inside, perfect for a baby seat, and it feels fast enough.

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      10-04-2012 09:11 PM #44
      I like those engine choices.

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