Modified VW Caddy vs Ford Transit Connect M Sport

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Re: Modified VW Caddy vs Ford Transit Connect M Sport

Post by Big Pimp » Wed Aug 09, 2017 7:48 pm

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We have a transit connect in work (I picked it and then styled it) and then went and got myself my caddy.

I love them both !


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Re: Modified VW Caddy vs Ford Transit Connect M Sport

Post by Maxi4life » Wed Aug 09, 2017 9:39 pm

Trouble with the Transit is it's easy to get top spec and there will be loads of them about. The caddy is pretty basic but can be made into something pretty special.

If I was buying it soley as a work van to abuse and not be too interested in I'd buy the Transit. Great spec for little hassle and looks smart for now as the shape is new. I chose the caddy as it's my only vehicle wanted something a bit more 'nice' even if that means having to spend lots on making it the right van I'd rather not watch a second car sit on the drive and never be driven, cost money, depreciate and be a waste of money as you don't ever use it.

Depends totally on your situation and what you want.

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Re: Modified VW Caddy vs Ford Transit Connect M Sport

Post by wheelfurb » Wed Aug 09, 2017 9:57 pm

Big Pimp wrote: We have a transit connect in work (I picked it and then styled it) and then went and got myself my caddy.

I love them both !


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Re: Modified VW Caddy vs Ford Transit Connect M Sport

Post by Big Pimp » Wed Aug 09, 2017 10:37 pm

The transit is the 105bhp version and my caddy was the 75bhp version.

Both have been remapped and it obviously makes a big difference.

The connect is on standard suspension but I added genuine Focus ST wheels in 18"
Caddy is running vmaxx coilovers on 19" helios

Connect is a lot more comfortable to drive and is a lovely cabin to be sitting in.
Caddy is more basic inside, but I have aftermarket seats and with the coilovers you can really carry speed well as it doesn't roll about.

At the end of the day though, they are two very different vans - the connect is used to carry pallets of chemicals etc, used for transporting machinery and equipment etc. and some deliveries, whereas I use my caddy as my primary work vehicle where I carry much lighter loads. If I need to transport a pallet etc. I'll jump in the connect, but for everything else I'll use my own caddy.

Plus the light bar on the front of the connect is insanely bright at night.

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Re: Modified VW Caddy vs Ford Transit Connect M Sport

Post by Benn1 the fish » Sun Aug 13, 2017 5:39 pm

It's irrelevant what we think to be honest but I love my caddy and honestly it's the favourite of all the vehicles I have ever owned. Even over the classic mini and the loaded c30 Volvo 2.0ltr TDi sport lol


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Re: Modified VW Caddy vs Ford Transit Connect M Sport

Post by needforspeed » Mon Aug 14, 2017 8:52 pm

I bought a brand new transit connect and they took it back after 2 weeks it was terrible so many faults from new, drove ok but now waiting for a new caddy. Theres so many issues with the new connects.
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Re: Modified VW Caddy vs Ford Transit Connect M Sport

Post by OzzyCar » Sun Dec 30, 2018 11:15 pm

I'm driving my second TC, this time with a 6 speed auto lwb.
Decent little van, drove 120k miles over the last 3 years with them (together), never had a single issue with any of them.
Now getting frustrated with the depreciation as bought both of them brand new, so just bought a 2016 Caddy Maxi startline (extra as alloys and ACC and colour coded bumpers-mirrors), can't wait to pick it up and start the modding.
Looking to do:
-MFSW
-Cruise control (adaptive if I can)
-Touran 5T seats(has anyone tried it's still a straight fit?)
-head unitW

Will post some pictures on both!

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Re: Modified VW Caddy vs Ford Transit Connect M Sport

Post by Sean1066 » Mon Dec 31, 2018 12:03 am

I've done ford vans and cars they are just rust buckets😡 Wouldn't have a ford again
So for me it has to be a caddy😉. I have got the miss a VW golf sv and the kids VW polos.
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Re: Modified VW Caddy vs Ford Transit Connect M Sport

Post by OzzyCar » Thu Jan 03, 2019 9:30 pm

Not trying to bust your balls, but you probably haven't driven a mile with a recent Ford. Previous generation was a pile of rubbish yes, but now sitting in a Startline Caddy I start to appreciate the comfiness of the Connect. Maybe I should have a proper comparison and mod my van up to a Highline! :D

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Re: Modified VW Caddy vs Ford Transit Connect M Sport

Post by Kyle2k » Wed Jan 09, 2019 3:15 pm

Having driven both, they're both great vans, the tuning capabilities and "making it your own" with a caddy, compared to the transit is massive. I'd take a caddy any day over the transit.

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Re: Modified VW Caddy vs Ford Transit Connect M Sport

Post by E-Bagge » Thu Jan 10, 2019 5:50 pm

Ford transit are notorious for their bad automatic
Gearboxes. But I bet it's not worse than the DSG dry box how _will_ break down, it's just a question of when. Caddy overall is better buildquality. Should not spend any money on brittish crap quality fords.

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Re: Modified VW Caddy vs Ford Transit Connect M Sport

Post by Yeti » Wed Jan 16, 2019 7:27 am

Are you keeping it, or leasing it and giving it back at the end?

If you asked me which one I'd rather drive, I'd say the Ford.
If you asked me which one I'd rather own and do upkeep on, I'd say the vw.
Sorry chaps, much as our 2k looks nice, I prefer my Mk2. ;)

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Re: Modified VW Caddy vs Ford Transit Connect M Sport

Post by JarnoCaddy » Wed Jan 16, 2019 9:23 pm

New user here, but in my opinion the stock VW seats are much better then the ford items.
Maybe uprated seats are better, but stock vs stock the caddy has a nit more contouring to it, so you sit on/in them, whereas the ford you only sit on.

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