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Hanover Fiste

My Second Tranist Connect

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Howdy

 

I inherited a 2010 Transit, and LRT (Little Red Truck) served me faithfully for almost 11 years. However, when I went in for a new muffler,  they showed me that the Wisconsin road salt had taken it's toll. MAJOR corrosion damage, despite the stock Ford rustproofing. Regretfully, at about 94,500 miles I decided to trade it in before the transaxle fell out! Everything was still working fine on it, but the rust damage was too much to make economic sense for repairs; with the exhaust system thrown in, the bill would have been about twice what the Black Book value lists.

 

The replacement is LRT 2, a new 2020 Transit Connect XLT wagon with the rear lift gate. The FIRST thing I demanded was aftermarket rustproofing...  followed by the installation of the trailer towing package.

 

Still slowly figuring out all of the electronic gizmos that they included, but so far I like it. Only downside s far...  the folding seats take up too much of the cargo area, tho the volume is considerably more than LRT 1 had. We'll see how it all works out...

 

The point is that LRT 1 pretty much made me a Transit convert, tho I STILL miss a manual tranny like my old F-150 had tho...

 

 

Hanover Fiste

 

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8 hours ago, Hanover Fiste said:

The FIRST thing I demanded was aftermarket rustproofing.

You also need to find some one to install a custom set of flaps be behind the front wheels to protect the Rocker panels.

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Hello GBL

 

GOOD POINT !!!   LRT 1 had it's rocker panels pretty much gone, and on the driver's side the bottom of the rear sliding door was showing some damage, tho it would have been repairable when I traded her in.

 

At this point, LRT 2 has been with me for about 2 weeks, and is at about 850 miles on the clock. Before we get into snow season here, said flaps are an EXCELLENT idea.

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