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This sucker moves.

Sorry for starting a new thread but could not find one on this topic.... I have had my van for 2 days now. I can not get over how fast this puppy is the minute you hit the gas. My Explorer was fast once it got going but lagged when you hit the gas. I keep throwing my head back against the seat haha. It doesn't mess around...you step on the pedal and it responses right away. I am also still getting use to the big mirrors, so far so good. Haven't hit anything yet.
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Your wagon sounds much like the one I have ordered, other than I have ordered the Medium Roof. How is the sliding door to open and close? I am a bit concerned about my kids' ability to do that on their own. I am looking forward to the new wagon, but will miss the automatic doors on my Honda Odyssey :-(.
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I have the cargo version MR with sliding door. Can be a problem at times when closing. I added handles on the inside to help me pull in the rear portion when I am inside the van. At times when outside, I have to push in the rear portion or slide the door a little harder. I have the EB engine and it really is a screamer. Only had the van a few days but really love it.
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Sorry for starting a new thread but could not find one on this topic.... I have had my van for 2 days now. I can not get over how fast this puppy is the minute you hit the gas. My Explorer was fast once it got going but lagged when you hit the gas. I keep throwing my head back against the seat haha. It doesn't mess around...you step on the pedal and it responses right away. I am also still getting use to the big mirrors, so far so good. Haven't hit anything yet.
Too many times I have heard people say they filled up with gas, or they talk about the gas pedal when they actually have a diesel, so forgive me for asking,
What engine do you have?

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AussieMom describes their Transit fully, including EcoBoost.

It's right there under the OP, same spot where you say "Sorry. I don't do likes."
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I read that a few times and I must have missed Ecoboost.

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Love the way this van gets up and goes too!!! I was worried about it too, coming from a 6.0 Chevy. Yeah, i have a lead foot and love the surprised look on peoples face when I pull away.

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I have the cargo version MR with sliding door. Can be a problem at times when closing. I added handles on the inside to help me pull in the rear portion when I am inside the van. At times when outside, I have to push in the rear portion or slide the door a little harder. I have the EB engine and it really is a screamer. Only had the van a few days but really love it.
Like someone else posted before. I am in the habit of opening the passenger door while closing the door from outside. It closes very easily then, however, from inside that doesn't help. I'll also leave the windows open as weather permits while at a job site, the difference is night and day.

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The sliding door is a bit harder to close if the doors are all closed. However, not impossible. Very easy when you crack open the passenger door. The back door is the same, needs a little effort but that doesn't bother me.

CTown Transit.....I did that Saturday...a guy was sort of tailing me when I was getting on a 360 degree on ramp to the freeway. As soon as I felt comfortable I floored it and left him in my dust. Was pretty amusing. It really takes off and does not mess around.

I am sad to say I found a tiny little cut in my driver side leather seat and I don't know how it got there. I don't carry ANYTHING in my pockets and it is more towards the front of the seat. I am pretty sure it was not there when we took delivery cause I noticed it right away this morning and am sure I would have seen it before. Just hoping it is not all the way through and is maybe just a scratch. Way to expensive to have it fixed already...it is 4 days old

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if it is real leaather and not play leather, it's probably just a crack in the finish. rub shoe polish into it.
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Sorry for starting a new thread but could not find one on this topic.... I have had my van for 2 days now. I can not get over how fast this puppy is the minute you hit the gas. My Explorer was fast once it got going but lagged when you hit the gas. I keep throwing my head back against the seat haha. It doesn't mess around...you step on the pedal and it responses right away. I am also still getting use to the big mirrors, so far so good. Haven't hit anything yet.
Our 7 and 8 year-olds can get it open and closed. The 5 year old can get it to unlatch and sometimes get it open, depending on how level we park it.

If you're parked nose downhill, that door slams hard!
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