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BrandonV
05-28-2008, 06:56 PM
Link (http://www.fordvehicles.com/transitconnect/) Someone finally threw ford a clue and they're brining one of their euro products over for us poor contractors state side. This is a awesome little run about. just add a pipe rack and you're got a service vehicle.

KrayzKajun
05-28-2008, 06:57 PM
not bad!!!!!!!!

Wet_Boots
05-28-2008, 07:23 PM
Is that the Transit?

k911lowe
05-28-2008, 07:28 PM
looks like a good utility vehicle.got any pictures of the inside?

BrandonV
05-28-2008, 07:43 PM
Is that the Transit?

yes, yes it is

BrandonV
05-28-2008, 07:44 PM
looks like a good utility vehicle.got any pictures of the inside?

click where is say "link" on the first post, its a flash site so its harder to repost the images here.:usflag:

k911lowe
05-28-2008, 07:52 PM
thats quite a van,i also checked your website too.nice job.someone put a lot of work in it.very professionally done.

Wet_Boots
05-28-2008, 08:13 PM
Current fuel woes aside, I'd like to see it with a diesel engine.

Mike Leary
05-28-2008, 08:18 PM
Current fuel woes aside, I'd like to see it with a diesel engine.

You'd need a diesel to haul the valve box gravel.

Wet_Boots
05-28-2008, 08:21 PM
I bet you could haul a Pipe Piper, and do (very small) installs from it.

Supper Grassy
05-28-2008, 08:22 PM
That is Very Cool

Mike Leary
05-28-2008, 08:23 PM
I think my back would be trashed after crawling in & out getting fittings all day.

Wet_Boots
05-28-2008, 08:32 PM
I think my back would be trashed after crawling in & out getting fittings all day.I'll only hire Oompa Loompas.

BrandonV
05-28-2008, 09:18 PM
i have 10 they'd love it. I'm thinking this more as a service vehicle, I use the big truck on my installs... take everything at once. I'd still rather have a sprinter, but this is a step in the right direction though for ford.

Flow Control
05-28-2008, 09:37 PM
I was pumped to see it at the car show, then realized it was the same size as a HHR. Good for estimates and small stuff. Not sure but I think the sticker said 20mpg at the show. I am starting to look into getting a new service truck and I am thinking of a Tacoma w/ extended cab & utility body with a rack. Does anyone have a similar set up? Figure it can be a basic residential service truck.

Dirty Water
05-29-2008, 12:19 AM
How is this better than the sprinter?

Diesel for the win.

Wet_Boots
05-29-2008, 08:16 AM
If this can't run from a 4-cylinder stick-shift, I'd stick to a Ranger for service.

WalkGood
05-29-2008, 08:41 AM
If this can't run from a 4-cylinder stick-shift, I'd stick to a Ranger for service.

Lone or Chuck??


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Wet_Boots
05-29-2008, 08:43 AM
Power Ranger, what else?

johnnie5
05-29-2008, 08:56 AM
the old transits were a piece of crap , mine spent more time in ford than me driving it

want reliablility and resale then go for a toyota hiace or a VW transporter

this new one looks small like the VW caddy which i have now and is a great little vehicle, golf based , they have just released the caddy maxi which is longer and will be my next pick

Wet_Boots
05-29-2008, 09:12 AM
We don't get all the choices of smaller trucks/vans that the rest of the world enjoys. I'd love a genuine mini-van of little more than a ton, curb weight, but I don't expect to see it in the US anytime soon.

WalkGood
05-29-2008, 10:30 AM
Like a 4 seater golfcart-size that can go 65 mph on the highway?

Wet_Boots
05-29-2008, 10:38 AM
I dunno, take a Ford Focus station wagon and square it up a bit.

WalkGood
05-29-2008, 11:44 AM
Or a Mini Cooper with a tall squared-up hatch. Stylin points higher than a focus.

Flow Control
05-29-2008, 01:01 PM
want reliablility and resale then go for a toyota hiace or a VW transporter

If we could buy the transporter here I would have gone with that over the sprinter since it still has more efficient motor and gearing. I am going to badge mine with the MB kit and use the transporter tail lights. Will post pics when it is done.

So far I am getting 23-23.5mpg fully loaded.

MarcSmith
05-29-2008, 01:38 PM
I was thinking a the Sprinter as well...but then some one mentions its size, so it kinda of harkens back to the old Chevy Astro vans....

BrandonV
05-29-2008, 04:26 PM
Or a Mini Cooper with a tall squared-up hatch. Stylin points higher than a focus.

i love my (wife's) mini. I wish we could get the diesel though, they get ~60mpg again in europe not here :-(

johnnie5
05-30-2008, 05:43 AM
If we could buy the transporter here I would have gone with that over the sprinter since it still has more efficient motor and gearing. I am going to badge mine with the MB kit and use the transporter tail lights. Will post pics when it is done.

So far I am getting 23-23.5mpg fully loaded.

shame you cant get a transporter they are a great van

my little caddy is a 1.9L TDI , buckt loads of torque

i carry about 1200 pounds of cargo and getting 30mpg around town work

greenmonster304
05-30-2008, 08:06 AM
I was pumped to see it at the car show, then realized it was the same size as a HHR. Good for estimates and small stuff. Not sure but I think the sticker said 20mpg at the show. I am starting to look into getting a new service truck and I am thinking of a Tacoma w/ extended cab & utility body with a rack. Does anyone have a similar set up? Figure it can be a basic residential service truck.

I wok out of a tacoma with tool boxes and it works well for service. I am trying to fide a body that would fit but no luck so far

FIMCO-MEISTER
05-30-2008, 08:17 AM
Hard to put a body on that set up with the tool boxes. My dream vehicle would be a smaller cab forward style with a utility bed and cover that averages 24 mpg. Cab forwards are great for city driving and u-turns. I saw a version of these in Mexico that went by something like the h-10 and had a Dodge name on them. I can't believe they aren't available in the US. Can't see how they couldn't easily meet US govt. driving standards.

AI Inc
05-30-2008, 08:29 AM
Hard to put a body on that set up with the tool boxes. My dream vehicle would be a smaller cab forward style with a utility bed and cover that averages 24 mpg. Cab forwards are great for city driving and u-turns. I saw a version of these in Mexico that went by something like the h-10 and had a Dodge name on them. I can't believe they aren't available in the US. Can't see how they couldn't easily meet US govt. driving standards.

They are advertised in some trade mags. COme as either a 2-3-4 cylinder and in this country are for off hwy use only.

FIMCO-MEISTER
05-30-2008, 08:32 AM
They are advertised in some trade mags. COme as either a 2-3-4 cylinder and in this country are for off hwy use only.

I've seen those. These were a little bigger version with normal tires not those tiny utility tires.

Wet_Boots
05-30-2008, 09:34 AM
A Scion xB would look like a good shape for a small service vehicle, but I don't think they ever made a bare-bones cargo version.

MarcSmith
05-30-2008, 11:56 AM
I've seen those. These were a little bigger version with normal tires not those tiny utility tires.

Ihave three of the small "mini trucks. I use them on campus, but you are talking about these..
http://www.isuzu.co.jp/world/product/n_series/lineup.html

the N series Izuzus are about the same size as a full size pickup truck...but can do so much more...IMO... There are every were in the Caribbean...Porably the biggest issues are some safety, like airbags, and such and some crash issues...but again something that could be remedied..

on option 2.7l desiel..not exactly stellar HP number or torque, but for tooling around in city driving or short trips. who cares...

AI Inc
05-30-2008, 05:36 PM
A Scion xB would look like a good shape for a small service vehicle, but I don't think they ever made a bare-bones cargo version.

I wouldnt drive a scion if it was given to me! No need to paint " Im a geek" on the side , everyone already knows.

hoskm01
05-31-2008, 12:15 AM
I wouldnt drive a scion if it was given to me! No need to paint " Im a geek" on the side , everyone already knows.
But you can have your toaster and drive it too!