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FDLFDC

HOWDY from the Central Coast of CA

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On 10/27/2016 at 10:02 AM, FDLFDC said:

Howdy from an "Old Geezer" currently driving a Ram Promaster City Wagon.  Had I done enough research I would be driving a Ford Transit Connect right now!  Oh well...live and learn eh?

However, I am shopping for a 2016/17 Ford TC, really.  I will let you know how it goes.

Thanks fer havin' me.

FDLFDC

Got it yesterday!  Ordered Oct. 2016

Yes, it was almost six months, but now we are enjoying this mini van.  Callin' him "Shorty"  

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The van looks great. The wait is worth it because now you have all the options and features you wanted. Plus, you have already forgotten about the wait, but a missing feature would be a constant reminder.

Welcome Shorty!

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Don, thank you from us, & Shorty!  

For a short lil guy, he sure can wag that tail!  :puppy_kiss:

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The SWB models can be a bit hard to find.  Once we had driven a LWB van and then a SWB cargo model (those are pretty easy to find) and we decided that a SWB passenger model was what we really wanted, I began the search in earnest.  After a couple months, I found exactly what we were looking for in Georgia about 300 miles away.  It's a 2014 and the dealer had tried to sell it new for over a year and finally gave up and titled and licensed it for use as a service loaner vehicle.  A year later, they put it in their used car line and it didn't sell there either.  I was able (long distance) to negotiate a great price ($4K less than they were asking) and we bought it with 13,000 miles on it.  It is the perfect size and the way the rear seats fold up and are so easy to remove really makes it practical to use to haul cargo too.  Ours isn't as pretty as yours, but we love it!

Don

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Don, good comments.  I haven't tried to remove the rear seat as yet, but it's good to hear it is an easy operation.

I am glad I waited for this SWB, after driving the RAM version I knew I wanted the short one in a Ford.  Almost the same outside, but better inside.  I sold the RAM in two days on AutoTrader!

Sure, "Shorty" is good lookin' Don, but he is brand new after all.  :puppy_kiss:

FDLFDC 

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