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2014 Connect: nasty vibration at idle

So my wife wanted to trade in her CMAX for a Transit Connect. CMAX was having lots of shop time, but she loved the features, etc.

Anyway, we were very close to a deal on the Connect. Had financing all setup. Had done a couple test drives. We decide to do another test drive, because we found the exact model we wanted. During that drive, when sitting at a stop, we'd get a really annoying vibration. Enough that you could feel it in your ear drums. Note that our other test drives were mostly highway use, because that happened to be the dealer location. This was at a different dealer with more city driving available.

We went back and tried another model Connect, same issue. There's something about the motor mounts this is a real problem, imo. It's transmitting vibes into the cabin and just the wrong frequency. It was a deal breaker.

So check this out when you drive one. Turn off the AC and let it drop into that low idle.

We ended up with a 2014 Flex, because they are knocking $8500 off of them!
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That is a nice discount on the Flex that you got. Too bad about the issue with the Transit. A small thing that ends up being a big problem. It also doesn't seem like it is something that is easily fixable. You can't just put some insulation up to deal with it, and who wants to have to fix a brand new vehicle anyway?
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