A few years ago, in a conversation over Thai food with my wife, I glanced into the street at a dented Dodge Caravan with a stick figure family decal on the back window, and said that if I ever wanted to buy a minivan, she had permission to kill me. Now, after favorably driving the Ford Transit Connect Wagon in…
I desperately want – no need – a compact commercial van. There's just something about an all-in-one, hauling, sleeping, road-tripping machine that hits all the right fuck-you-society spots. And now I have a template for the support vehicle. It's a Transit Connect Wagon built by DIYers and filled with lots of silly…
Ford calls the new Transit Connect a wagon, but let's face it: it's not a wagon at all. Instead, it's a seven-seater minivan starting at $25,000 with a 2.5 four-cylinder, or a bit more with the 1.6-liter Ecoboost.
Honestly, the first thing Ford wants you to do with the 2014 Ford Transit Connect Wagon is the following:
You know that scene at the beginning of Back to the Future where Marty tries to play his guitar in front of the giant speaker and it knocks him off his feet? The Rockford Fosgate Mini SoundLab is basically that in car form.
There is nothing you can buy in this country that delivers comfortable seven passenger people hauling and over 30 MPG on the highway. Ford wants to change that with a squat, roomy, efficient, seven-passenger people hauler.
In two years, New York City's taxicabs are scheduled to switch into fugly Nissan commercial vans. Until then, it's a hodgepodge — one that grew today to include the Ford Transit Connect van, the Nissan's chief competition.
Ford's got two new flavors of Transit Connect targeted squarely at the commercial market. One's an all-electric. The other's a customized Transit Connect running compressed natural gas or LPG for taxi fleets across the country — including New York City.
Think you had a fun day at work today? Well we were just at the unveil for the Ford Transit Connect Family One Concept. It was held at the Ann Arbor Kids museum. Beat that.
The 2010 Ford Transit Connect; It's compact, utilitarian, can be outfitted with awesome goodies, boasts 135 cubic feet of cargo space, gets one proven power train and starts at $21,475. What's not to love?