plan your loading and day thoughtfully!
By socko on
2010 Ford Transit Connect Cargo Van XL 4dr Minivan w/o Side & Rear Glass (2.0L 4cyl 4A)
1st, creature comfort aka ergonomics. The odd-looking ignition/door/fuel door, and get this: 2-turn hood unlatching "Tibbe" key, is tricky to insert, hard to duplicate other than at the dealer, VERY expensive with the remote functions. You get 2,don't lose it, salesman warns! Fat to carry spare in your wallet, and no one seems to know if a plain "non-remote" copy will start vehicle. With just rear glass, turning from angle street intersections tricky to see oncoming traffic from right. I would recommend passenger side cargo door glass be standard. Acceleration for a 4 banger adequate, even interstate on- ramp with a load on board. brake pedal feels odd, as if booster is pulling it down.
Drivers' seat has 4 way adjustment and armrest, but will cloth cover holdup? Steering wheel tilts and telescopes, very cool. The driver, passenger side sliding, and rear swing-out cargo doors- great access. Non-slip rubber cargo floor mat, blessing/curse; things don't slide, but removal harder.
Plastics-will they hold up? Top steering column cover popped off during adjustment. Rear glass defog electrical connection covers- 1 missing, 1- poor fit/loose. Since it only will accommodate 6' objects, plywood won't fit. Must plan your load, and have rest delivered. New car odor like dead rats/odd.