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I am thinking of buy a [color="#ff0010"]2008 FORD TRANSIT CONNECT T200 1.8TDCI 75PS[/color] are these any good it has only around 68.000 miles. I need a van as I travel all over Europe and just wanted to know if these vans are any good ? I do around 80.000 miles per year and need a good reliable van.

Your thoughts please
Overall I have heard good feedback on them.The 1.8 I think is without DPF so its good in that respect, though its a small power output for a van, so if your happy with the power, they can be a good buy.

As you can see by the lack of Transit section, where not overly familiar with it, but I am sure others will provide their feedback!
I have had some experience with Connects as i had one as a dog wagon about 4 years back.
Lovely little runner, economical, spacious and solid as a rock.
You have the nifty ability to fold the passenger seat flat to allow long loads and also it has a tray built into the back of the seat with cup holders and such (ideal for placing paperwork on etc)
Only a couple of little niggles i had with the one i drove, it had solid rear doors so suffered a bit or reversing damage (reversing sensors a good idea?), and the bumper corner pieces have a habit of shedding themselves.
Other than that, i reckon they're cracking little vans for couriers and small building companies/plumbers/travelling workmen.
Get the back fitted out with wood panels and storage racks and it becomes a right little workhorse.

Thanks for taking the time to post :) Going to take the van for a test drive tomorrow.
Good luck and i hope you enjoy it.

Clive, What do you mean please regarding solid rear doors. Im thinking the whole door lifts up like a hatch back ?





No, i mean doors with no glass so therefore no rear view.
The doors are standard van type, both open outwards to 90 degrees unlesd you flip the catches then they swing out to 180 degrees.

Thanks Clive, Thanks for explaining that. Going out to buy "The Dummies Guide To Van Buying".




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I've been having some intermittent electrical faults with my 2006 Transit Connect T220 diesel:

wipers & heated mirrors come on when I turn on the ignition

door-operated interior light sometimes works, sometimes not

new battery flat within a week of not being used, while on holiday.

Anyone experienced similar, and if so, found a solution?

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