2010 Ford Transit Connect Cargo Van XL 4dr Minivan w/o Side & Rear Glass (2.0L 4cyl 4A)
I test drove (50 miles)the Ford Transit Connect XL Van. I was hoping to get a XLT with rear seats during the car clunker program. I really liked the Transit Connect. It handled very good. I do not plan to use this for long trips - power was sufficient for my 30 miles and less trips. I plan to use this in my Craft/Show business. My 22x15x12 inch folding top boxes (24+ ) fit perfectly in the XL. I need this to be Parkway legal so rear seats are a must. NO information was available (online, at dealer, parts department detail sheets, booklets) if the seats can be removed. NO XLT's are available in my area to see rear seats. Now clunker program is gone I can wait using my Chevy Astro Van for now
The XL without rear seat holds my 24+ boxes and display tables (6ft x 4ft x 4ft+ high almost the same as my 8ft x 4ft x 3ft Chevy Astro Van. Visibility with rear and side door windows is very good. Lot of storage above front windshield. Loading via rear doors and side doors is very easy+ cargo tiedown
Only White XL Vans have been in dealerships - seeing other colors may help selling this. One foot longer would make this more useful for business use. Ford should have a website that can answer questions on new models. By the time XLT with seats is available Nissan may have a competing small van.
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