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About Armbrust84

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  1. My wife and I are looking to replace our 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette with something that isn't a smoking pile of GM garbage. So, naturally, we started looking at the Toyota Sienna and Honda Odyssey vans, since we have two little boys in car seats and sliding doors and third row seats/cargo is important. But, this is a Ford Transit Connect forum, which brings me to my question for you all: We have test driven a TC (2017 XLT) and we really liked it. I've read everything I can on the forums about these cars, and I'm well aware of the transmission issues. But, are they overstated? Were they more of a problem with overloaded (commercial use) TC vans with the older 4-speed 4F27E transmissions? Is a 2014-2017 model with the 6F35 transmission, used solely for passengers, going to be better? I know that the newer Focus with the 6F35 has allegedly had some problems, but it's my understanding that these issues have largely been addressed by Ford through programming and better seals. So, what advice do you guys have for me? Should I go ahead and buy a TC anyway? I can find a lot of them available out there with about 10,000-30,000 miles for $15-20k, which is great -- but the lack of available used TCs with high mileage worries me. Why are there so many low-mileage TCs for sale, anyway? People trying to dump them? Thanks!