Ford brought the Transit Connect across the pond after “taking advantage” of the Transit Connect’s mid-cycle refresh, which allowed it to meet U.S. emissions and safety requirements. It is based on the
first-gen Ford Focus (yeah, the same one that underpins the current U.S. Focus) and is still powered by a wimpy little 2.0-liter four-banger. As such, the front-wheel-drive-only Transit Connect is quite unbeautiful and unfun to drive and therefore somewhat hard to get too excited about.
Unless, that is, you happen to own, run, or work for a business that delivers, plumbs, builds, services, repairs, designs, or landscapes things, which more than a few Americans do. For them, the Transit Connect may be the most beautiful thing next to a tax loophole. With 135 cubic feet of cargo space, it is nearly as capacious as the Chevrolet Suburban (and far more flexible) and more than twice as roomy in back as that other little panel vanlet, the Chevrolet HHR Panel.
Love this van! We have a pet company and needed a van last minute. All we an day is SO accommodating! This can seriously feels like family now. We grew very fond of the van in the last 5 days and will definitely rent again. Handled very smooth on the road, no mechanical issues, amazing on gas! (We were actually surprised with this one) and the amount of things you can fit in here was very surprising! We even utilized be top. The top bar came very useful. We needed to extend for another day and we were able to extend with no issues. Perfect vehicle for pretty much any situation. Thanks again
Beware this vehicle has 200,000 + miles and has not been taken care of. You will end up getting stranded or charged for something when dealing with this vehicle or owner. Car was not upkept (severe tire wear and alignment issues, as well as an overdue oil change sticker of 5000 miles. I wanted to extend the trip and the owner made an agreement to do a side deal for cash when we returned the car so we'd have unlimited milage, which is against Turo policy, and then tried to still charge us through Turo. We had the oil changed because our trip was 4800 miles and we didnt want the motor to break down. We also had the tire changed at the owners request but the tire shop said the tire was worn too bad to use and we paid to get a spare that was good in case we needed it. The owner then told turo we decided to do these things on our own and wouldnt reimburse us. Turo still charged our account for the side cash deal that the owner Christian did which is clearly stated in Turo's policies as not being allowed. Be careful when dealing with this renter he does things behind your and Turos back. We've had plenty of good experiences using Turo we just learned never to use Christian.