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2010 Ford Transit Connect First Drive - First Impressions: Not quite as sexy as your average European plumber, but close.(more)
#8 of 14 Ford Transit Connect Rear Doors
Jan 17, 2010 (4:35 pm)
I test drove theTransit Connect and found one very disconcerting design feature. The center posts in the rear door COMPLETELY block the line of view for the lane behind you. I am surprised no reviews have mentioed that. That could be scary on the freeway in a commute environment.
I suggest that Ford think about off-set doors like in the Isuzu Trooper. They were great as a safety feature and would add a bit more hinkiness to the FTC image. Other than that, a very attractive package.
Feb 21, 2010 (9:30 pm)
Now if Ford would just drop in a VW diesel engine, rear disks, tow package and a way to correct the dangerously impaired visibility in the rear view mirror it would be much better.
#10 of 14 Re: Diesel [denoferth]
Feb 22, 2010 (8:54 am)
Now if Ford would just drop in a VW diesel engine
Ford has it's own diesel but I doubt you'll see it in NA - the market pretty much dosen't want them.
rear disks, tow package
Agree and agree.
a way to correct the dangerously impaired visibility in the rear view mirror
Since it has split door in the rear, I don't see how they could correct that without going to a single swinging or hatch door. But since work vans have had a similar setup for the rear doors for decades, the market the Transit is targeting at probably doesn't have an issue with it.
May 28, 2010 (9:58 am)
I like my new TC - lots of space, good visibility - rear sensor helps with impaired rear view. But the ride is very stiff. I feel every bump and pebble in the road. Does anyone have suggestions for softening the ride?
#13 of 14 Re: bumpy ride [whiprunner]
by steve_ HOST
Jun 03, 2010 (6:56 pm)
Did you play with the tire pressures?
Steve, visiting host
#14 of 14 Ford has wrong tires on transit connect
Mar 22, 2012 (6:22 pm)
I bought a 2010 transit connect with 1000 miles on it from a ford dealership...I had to replace one tore at 10,000 miles, and another at 15,000 miles...now the other 2 tires are worn out with 29,000 miles on it. The van TC came with contra pro tires, but the psi limit on the tires is 47#.. and the regulation pressure to keep the sensor from going off is 49# for the rear tires. Well, over inflating the tires causes them to wear out really quick, and could cause dangerous driving hazards. ford tells me that the contra pro tires they put on the transit is rated for 50# of air...and someone must have changed out the tires....REALLY!!!! Even the spare tire!!! Would love to hear from other transit owners...check your 205 65 15 contrApro continental tires...on the sidewall, it will tell you the Amy of air it is rated for....I am stll telling Ford they are wrong...HELP!!!!