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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 05-12-2015, 10:26:AM Thread Starter
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Hey all,

My fiance and I got hooked on this style of car on a trip to Europe. Thinking of finally pulling the trigger and buying one. Ours will be a road tripping/ camping rig that also gets used for day to day city stuff. Right now we are looking at these two. Any tips or ideas related to them would be appreciated. Is either of these years a stronger vehicle?

2010 from a dealer
This was a pool cleaning rig.
2012 on CL
This really polite sounding gentleman drove back and forth from PHX to LA delivering xrays.

Very grateful for your help and expertise, thanks.
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Sorry but I don't have much experience with used Transit Connects, but I would shy away from one used for commercial use.

I gave serious consideration to getting a Transit Connect a couple of years ago. Lots of tradesmen had them, and I test drove both the panel van and the wagon version. Having owned 3 Econoline vans over the years, however, the TC was just too small IMO, especially for a combined use vehicle for 2 people.

The new Transit Connect (2014 and 2015 model years I believe), although better in certain ways, changed up the design again (dropping the roof quite a bit) and has even less headroom, so it also feels tight, again in my opinion.

I encourage you to test drive a short wheelbase (130"), low roof 2015 full-sized Transit Van, as the closest size-wise to the Transit Connect. My Wagon passenger model has fit the bill for me, and can tow a medium size trailer. In addition to my two threads linked below (XLT Wagon and Small Trailers), rmcnelly has a similar Wagon:

150 XLT 130" LR EcoBoost

Good luck!

My threads:

XLT Wagon ordered

Small trailers

PS -- Cost will obviously be a consideration, and I think the main point I was trying to get across is that the Transit Connect may be too small for your two-person combined uses. Maybe a used Econoline, or other van would fit your needs better . . .

2015 XLT 150 Wagon, 3.5EB/3.31LS, 130" WB, low roof, 8-passenger, full trailer tow incl. brake controller, ordered 12/14, delivered 4/20.

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