2010 Ford Transit Connect

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2010 Ford Transit Connect
2010 Ford Transit Connect
The all new Ford Transit Connect is the first vehicle in its class to find its way to the United States market. The compact van market is larger in other countries, but Ford thinks that it's time to change that and bring the new Connect directly to the US. These vans are mostly targeted at small businesses and those who need a van for their business or commercial application. The Transit Connect offers a much more affordable but equally convenient cargo van option to businesses. This vehicle is highly customizable to make it work for almost any application imaginable and comes in the passenger or cargo versions.

The Ford Transit Connect offers a lot of flexibility in an affordable package. This vehicle starts at $21,200 and goes up as you add on extra features and upgrades. The narrow wheel base and tall structure make the side of these vans perfect for advertising and fancy branded paintjobs on these small vans. The Transit Connect will start to be seen this year so it will be interesting how many small businesses start to make use of this functional and affordable commercial work van.
2010 Ford Transit Connect Electric Three Quarters
Ready or not, the electric propulsion age has begun. New battery-powered vehicles are about to travel where GM's EV1, the Tesla Roadster, and a few other low-volume demonstration projects dared to venture. Thanks to the availability of more efficient battery systems, electric cars you can actually buy are finally available.
2010 Ford Transit Connect Electric Front End
The TC conversion process begins with the arrival of a 'glider' -- a vehicle lacking propulsion equipment -- from Ford's assembly plant in Turkey. Units are transported by truck from Ford's Baltimore port to an AM General facility in Livonia, Michigan, where the aforementioned electric powertrain is installed. Approximately 20 man-hours of effort are required to complete a TC Electric.
2010 Ford Transit Connect Electric Front Three Quarter
It also answers the call with more than expected urge. The TC Electric slips into the flow of traffic and defends its honor without hesitating. It's got enough oomph under the hood to make its moves without apology.
2010 Ford Transit Connect Electric Front Three Quarters
Azure's 80 mile range rating applies more to pure low-speed city and suburban driving which is less consumptive than our mix of city and highway driving. Also, deleting the three hard charges to top speed would have added several more miles to the range we recorded. As the EPA persistently advises, your mileage will vary.
2010 Ford Transit Connect Electric Three Quarters
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So long as the world keeps spinning, automakers will continue to issue recalls to address issues in new vehicles. This week's batch includes the new 2010 Ford Transit Connect van, and a number of Dodge and Jeep trucks.
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I was part expecting and part hoping that the Transit Connect with rear windows and five seats would become a cult family vehicle for a small subset of the American population. Having driven the cargo version, I should have known better. The wagon variant is slightly more livable than the hauler with marginally reduced wind noise and far better visibility. But the rough ride, mediocre mechanicals, and Spartan interior mean it will only appeal to a handful of buyers outside of fleets.
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So, a month or two ago I spent a few days in a Transit Connect that was configured as a cargo van. It had only the two front seats and the vast, tall, cargo space behind them. My household loved it, and during our time with the vehicle we hauled dogs and dog crates, hockey gear, and several dozen used car tires.
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It bothers me to no end to hear folks compare the Transit Connect to full-size commercial vans like the Dodge (now Mercedes-Benz) Sprinter and the Chevrolet Express. I understand that they're all panel vans born and bred to serve as commercial runabouts, but the Transit Connect plays in a completely different segment. Instead, let's compare it to the long-departed Chevrolet Astro and GMC Safari. An unusual comparison, perhaps, but it is one that Ford management made when building a business case to bring the European Transit Connect to our shores.
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Thanks largely to its low price, maneuverable size, and economical powertrain, the Transit Connect makes a fantastic cargo vehicle. However, I just don't think that the Wagon edition is a very good family vehicle.
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I have to agree with Rusty - the Transit Connect makes more sense as a simple, cheap utility van than a do-it-all family hauler. For about $20,000, there's nothing quite like the Transit Connect panel van. We're talking about a vehicle that drives like a Ford Focus and gets great fuel economy, and yet is capable of supporting a small business. But $25,000-people movers? We have quite a few of those, many of which are more comfortable and more efficient than this Ford. Yes, the Transit Connect Wagon can still handle taller, bulkier items than your average crossover, but tell me, are you really going to stack cargo four feet high when you have kids in the back seat? (The right answer is "no," by the way).
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Before I drove a Transit Connect, I thought this little workhorse would make a great addition to virtually anyone's fleet. Now that I've had a chance to drive a Transit Connect I'm thinking this is an ideal vehicle for one of my friends to own.
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2010 Ford Transit Connect XLT Wagon
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On the Goldilocks scale for toy haulers, Chevrolet's HHR Panel wagon is much too small and the Dodge Sprinter is way too large. What hits the sweet spot is the new Ford Transit Connect, the just-right way to transport dirt bikes, ATVs, kayaks, and hot-air balloons.
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2011 Ford Transic Connect Taxi Side
Cabbies, rejoice: Ford has a replacement for your aging Crown Victorias, although it may not look anything like the bulbous body-on-frame sedan you've come to adore.
2011 Ford Transit Connect Taxi Front Three Quarters Static

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22 MPG City | 25 MPG Hwy
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2010 Ford Transit Connect Specifications

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Engine
2.0L I4Engine
Fuel economy City:
22 MPG
Fuel economy Highway:
25 MPG
Horsepower:
136 hp @ 6300rpm
Torque:
128 ft lb of torque @ 4750rpm
  • Air Conditioning
  • Power Windows (optional)
  • Power Locks (optional)
  • Power Seats (optional)
  • Steering Wheel Tilt
  • Cruise Control (optional)
  • Sunroof (optional)
  • ABS
  • Stabilizer Front
  • Stabilizer RearABS
  • Electronic Traction Control (optional)
  • Electronic Stability Control (optional)
  • Locking Differential (optional)
  • Limited Slip Differential (optional)
  • Airbag Driver
  • Airbag Passenger
  • Airbag Side Front
  • Airbag Side Rear (optional)
  • Radio
  • CD Player (optional)
  • CD Changer (optional)
  • DVD (optional)
  • Navigation (optional)
Vehicle
36,000 miles / 36 months
Powertrain
60,000 miles / 60 months
Corrosion
Unlimited miles / 60 months
Roadside
60,000 miles / 60 months
Recall Date
12-31-1969:21:35:00
Component
STRUCTURE:BODY:ROOF AND PILLARS
Summary
FORD IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2010 TRANSIT CONNECT VEHICLES MANUFACTURED FROM DECEMBER 5, 2008 THROUGH MAY 31, 2010 FOR FAILING TO MEET THE MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 201, "OCCUPANT PROTECTION IN INTERIOR IMPACT." DURING VEHICLE TESTING THE VEHICLE EXCEEDED HEAD INJURY CRITERIA REQUIREMENTS SET BY THE STANDARD. THE HEADLINER RETENTION PUSHPIN LOCATED ON THE HEADLINER ABOVE THE B-PILLAR TRIM ON BOTH THE LEFT AND RIGHT SIDE OF THE VEHICLES NEEDS TO BE REPLACED.
Consequences
IN THE EVENT OF A VEHICLE CRASH, AN OCCUPANT COULD BE AT AN INCREASED RISK OF INJURY.
Remedy
FORD WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND DEALERS WILL REPAIR THE VEHICLES FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON JULY 19, 2010. OWNERS MAY CONTACT FORD MOTOR COMPANY AT 1-866-436-7332.
Potential Units Affected
33,728
Notes
FORD MOTOR COMPANY


Recall Date
12-31-1969:21:35:20
Component
EQUIPMENT ADAPTIVE
Summary
MAIN MOBILITY IS RECALLING CERTAIN CONVERSION VANS BUILT ON MODEL YEAR 2008-2010 CHEVROLET EXPRESS, 2009 GMC SAVANA, AND 2010 FORD TRANSIT CONNECT CHASSIS, AND FITTED WITH CERTAIN BRAUN WHEELCHAIR LIFTS. OVER TIME AND WITH FREQUENT USE, THE ROLL STOP LATCHES ON THE WHEELCHAIR LIFT¿S OUTER BARRIER MAY BECOME BENT OR MISALIGNED.
Consequences
A WHEELCHAIR OCCUPANT MAY DEFEAT OR RIDE OVER THE INSUFFICIENTLY LATCHED ROLL STOP. IF THIS OCCURS WHEN THE LIFT PLATFORM IS IN AN ELEVATED POSITION, THE WHEELCHAIR¿S OCCUPANT COULD FALL AND SUSTAIN INJURY.
Remedy
MAIN MOBILITY IS WORKING WITH BRAUN TO NOTIFY OWNERS, AND BRAUN DEALERS WILL REPAIR THE VEHICLES, FREE OF CHARGE. MAIN MOBILITY HAS NOT PROVIDED A NOTIFICATION SCHEDULE. OWNERS MAY CONTACT MAIN MOBILITY AT 1-716-759-6811.
Potential Units Affected
34
Notes
MAIN MOBILITY, INC.


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