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diesel10

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About diesel10

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    dav

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  • Ford Model
    tourneo connect
  • Ford Year
    2013
  • UK/Ireland Location
    Conwy
  • Annual Mileage
    0 to 5000
  1. The reviewers like it! http://www.autocar.co.uk/car-review/ford/tourneo/first-drives/ford-tourneo-connect-first-drive-review and http://www.honestjohn.co.uk/road-tests/ford/ford-tourneo-connect-2014-road-test/
  2. Got to say, I have been very unimpressed with Ford dealerships in my brief experience. Confirms what a lot of my friends say about them being useless.
  3. Was near a dealers today so had a word. Again, they knew nothing about it but went away and researched, said expect it a few months after the van comes out which is late December. He said it should be out in time or the new 14 plate.
  4. Thanks for the reply.
  5. Thanks for the response; I will take your advice and contact Ford corporate. If you go to the Ford site, you can see the list price and brochure http://www.ford.co.uk/Cars/FutureVehicles/Tourneo-Connect-Pre-Launch Only available with - 1.0 petrol turbo 1.6 petrol turbo 1.6 diesel Was thinking of going with the diesel purely for the re-sale value although I may take a visit to diesel bob and have the DPF removed. As you can see from this link, its definatly a MPV http://www.ford.co.uk/Cars/Tourneo-Range The same way the Citroen Berlingo Multispace is a MPV based on a van and the Peugeot Partner Tepee is a MPV based on a van (and the equivalent Fiat, Vauxhall, VW, Dacia and Renault). Always had these van based MPV's, I find they offer tremendous value for money and superb practicality. Looking forward to Fords 1st attempt (the current Tourneo connect is only sold as a commercial combi van).
  6. Hi, I would be grateful for your recommendations/warnings of NW dealerships in relation to servicing and warranty claims. If such a list exists, then please post a link. Thanks.
  7. Hi, I have owned a few Fords and now plan on replacing my current car with the new Tourneo Connect MPV when it comes out.
  8. So I visited 3 different Ford dealers yesterday, they where all as useless as each other. The first one was particulary rubbish, peoples. I go in to the big showroom and ask a sales assistant 'hi, I am informed Ford have a new Transit Tourneo Connect coming out in December but this time it will be a proper MPV like the Fiat Doblo or Citroen Berlingo Multispace. Can I get some details about pre ordering one please?'. Their response 'hang on sir, I will get someone from our commercial department to deal with you' My reply 'but this time its not a commercial vehicle, its a passenger vehicle .When I brought a Citroen Berlingo Multispace I spoke to the car sales assistant at the Citroen dealers, not the van sales assistant'. Their response 'your misinformed sir, the Tourneo is a commercial vehicle'. My reply 'yes, the current one is but the new one is being sold as a proper passenger vehicle, a MPV'. Their reply 'well I don't know anything about it so I cant help you'. My reply 'its on the Ford website, its been in the motoring press' There final reply 'well I haven't heard of it, do you want to speak to a commercial salesman?' my final reply 'no'. Thinking it was the classic useless peoples customer service (who needs customer service when you sell that many cars), I drove to another 2 Ford dealers nearby and had a similar experience albeit they both knew about the new Tourneo Connect but not much. Anyway, some questions. 1. When is the new Tourneo Connect expect in showrooms to test drive? 2. When is the new Tourneo Connect available to pre-order? 3. Which is the engine to go for? I am doing 11,000 miles a year. I don't want a diesel as I don't do the miles and don't want the hassle of DMf, DPF, injector, turbo, etc failure. I also don't trust the longevity of the Ford eco boost 1.0 and 1.6 engines. They are still unproven and the feedback is they can suffer turbo issues if not cooled down properly and the MPG is nowhere near the Ford claims (although that's expected). Thanks in advance for any replies.