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  2. I saw #7 today!

    Yes, it was different. I did. That was the best I could afford new back then. Note that this was the standalone Euro version which had nothing to do with Mazda 323. It was a 100% Ford product and it had upscale interior, excellent materials and nice interior design. It was identical to this apart from color and dark interior.
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  4. Good news for Luddites

    For medical reasons, I can't use a touch-screen.
  5. I got my new FTCW last week. I ended up with an XLT, with full Sync audio system. The salesman asked me if I wanted help to connect my phone to the Sync. "Sure," I said as I pulled my DumbPhone out & flipped it open... "Euh, ummm..." The good news is YES! Sync does, in fact, hook up to a flippie with Bluetooth... It needs a bit of patience & creativity, but it CAN be done. The voice commands work to make a call, and the phone won't do a lot more than that anyway... GK
  6. I saw #7 today!

    You waited for an Escort? i remember working at a place where they had Escorts, Tempos, Rangers, and Taurus. The Escort was just fine for what I did, which was driving a lot of miles. Fleet service took care of maintenance and I never broke down. We drove all of those for over 100,000 miles, before they went to the used car lot. We had the option to purchase from the company. But nobody wanted a 2-3 year old Ford with that many miles. Can't say that it was a bad car. Don't think I would have waited for one on order. in 96, if I had the luxury to make the choice, which I couldn't afford to do, I would have bought a Toyota Celica.
  7. I saw #7 today!

    Um ... eggplant was your color of choice?
  8. I saw #7 today!

    Today you get an option of ordering a car to your own tase. I waited for months for my first new car (1996 Escort CLX 3-door) because I wanted it in Augergine Metallic paint. Noone in their right mind orders this in stock.
  9. Don, You are the man.... I had written #184 in my notes on my 2015, but could not remember why. Change setting #184 from "not set or disabled" to "global open/close B-Max" I am pretty sure I can convince the dealer to turn this on. (don't think they would want me to return the vehicle just for this) If not, I will have to go the route you listed and get the stuff to program it myself.
  10. I had the exact same damage to mine, identical. Was fixed by the insurance co in a few days.
  11. Jacks

    You don’t need to. It’s for rolling an open-wheel race car into it. You can see it in the background.
  12. Jacks

    I think it came with my 1989 Escort (European variant).
  13. Global window close is apparently not approved/allowed for the North American market. Your TC is not faulty. You can add this feature and others by using Focccus or more Forscan. The dealership probably won't or can't make this modification.
  14. Hi, has anyone replaced the composite panels on a 2013 Transit connect and installed glass windows? any advice and photos would be appreciated. I've located the glass panels primer and adhesive but little on the actual procedure. Thanks!
  15. Just picked up a TC Wagon long wheel base Titanium. The global windows open/close only works in the OPEN mode, they will not close. I did the reset of them (twice) as specified in the manual, but they still will not close when you press and hold the lock button on the key FOB. I had this same issue on my 2015 TC that the dealer could never resolve. Took the van back to the dealer the next day, and they could not get them to work, I have an appointment this Tuesday to have the service department have a look at it. Anyone else have an issue with the global windows? See Also my post from 2015: http://fordtransitconnectforum.com/topic/4561-global-windows-openclose/ Bob
  16. Hold on to em. Might change my mind later and go back stock. And if they-re not at Gen 3 when I get my next TC I can always ftransfer the reflectors if they fit.
  17. Jacks

    With the frequency of a flat tire on the road (one in 35 yrs driving) and the cost of CAA service, I think I'll leave the jack at home & use that trunk space for something else... GK
  18. I saw your pic on the top of the forum when I opened it - animal strikes leave a very distinct dent & this has it. Hope your bodyshop can find a TC in a scrapyard to get you back on the road. I drove for a courier service many years ago - we had a Plymouth Reliant that got older as it went by you. Two accidents got the front end of an '86 and the tailgate of an '84 put on this '85 wagon. GK
  19. Oil Change

    Just a note on oil and filters. What I type here is based on oil and filter manufacturer representatives who've visited our school. 1) There is NO manufacturer making filters, or refining oils, that are making "substandard" products. They MUST be, at least, standard. 2) This means that, if you're doing your oil changes on or before the scheduled intervals, even the cheapest oil and filter will be sufficient. You can argue against this, but it's the truth. 3) NO company is going to leave itself open to lawsuits intentionally. No company is going to produce products that guarantee failures even if used correctly. 4) If your vehicle requires a specific oil, then cheaper oils may not work. But if your vehicle requires SAE/API automotive grade oils, then ANY oil with that specification on the bottle MUST meet minimum requirements and are sufficient.
  20. the OH CRAP tote

    I don't wear boots. I can't carry that stuff in my running shoe.
  21. Jacks

    Money saving techniques of the automobile manufacturers. Federal regulations say they MUST supply a jack. The regulations say they MUST support the vehicle. The regulations do NOT specify under what conditions the jack must support the vehicle. So, they provide a jack that will barely support the vehicle on a flat, level, concrete surface. Any other conditions and the jack may or may not work ... but that's not "their" problem.
  22. Jacks

    I've never seen one in real life. Did these come as OEM equipment in any U.S. cars? Now that I think about it, I saw it once in a youtube video.
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