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Escort/Connect

Postby Twocky61 » Tue May 09, 2017 9:45 am

I wonder if the Ford Transit Connect is based on the Ford Escort van seeing it is smaller than the Ford Transit?

Then there us the Ford Iveco van? I wonder if the Ford Iveco is Ford's answer to Mercedes's Sprinter van?

So here is a question (though of course by the very nature of this forum I suspect the former lol) do you prefer the Ford Transit or the Ford Iveco? I suspect the former lol



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Re: Escort/Connect

Postby bigjohnthomas » Tue May 09, 2017 10:17 am

Ford iveco ? I believe you to mistaken my young fellow
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Re: Escort/Connect

Postby Altransit » Tue May 09, 2017 11:45 am

The Connect shares some mechanical parts with the Focus, but it's not based on it as was the Escort van and car :)

Fords answer to the Sprinter is the Mk8 Transit :mrgreen:
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Re: Escort/Connect

Postby Twocky61 » Tue May 09, 2017 1:18 pm

Thanks guys :D
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Re: Escort/Connect

Postby nedforceone » Tue May 09, 2017 6:29 pm

Was the connect not a replacement for the escort van (new model of a small van), like the mondeo was for the sierrra,
Iveco ford that was a 7.5t was in not :D N
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Re: Escort/Connect

Postby Altransit » Tue May 09, 2017 7:16 pm

nedforceone wrote:Was the connect not a replacement for the escort van

Nope, there's a Fiesta van, and there was/is even a Focus van, which were van versions of the cars, i.e. a car with no rear seats and the rear windows panelled.
The Connect was designed as a proper commercial, hence the name 'Transit' :wink:
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Re: Escort/Connect

Postby Punto443 » Tue May 09, 2017 7:20 pm

Connect always reminds me of this :lol:
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Re: Escort/Connect

Postby nedforceone » Tue May 09, 2017 7:32 pm

Altransit wrote:
nedforceone wrote:Was the connect not a replacement for the escort van

Nope, there's a Fiesta van, and there was/is even a Focus van, which were van versions of the cars, i.e. a car with no rear seats and the rear windows panelled.
The Connect was designed as a proper commercial, hence the name 'Transit' :wink:


There's always been a fiesta van :lol: But I stand corrected on the connect :wink:

Anyway in my eyes the sprinter was mercs answer to the transit not the other way around :D N
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Re: Escort/Connect

Postby nedforceone » Tue May 09, 2017 7:33 pm

Punto443 wrote:Connect always reminds me of this :lol:


:lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Escort/Connect

Postby robbie.cee » Wed May 17, 2017 2:39 pm

And a car derived van can go 10 mph faster in national speed limit dual carriage ways as not classified as commercial like a connect is.

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Re: Escort/Connect

Postby ake » Wed May 17, 2017 7:39 pm

robbie.cee wrote:And a car derived van can go 10 mph faster in national speed limit dual carriage ways as not classified as commercial like a connect is.

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