Best Buy Geeked About Ford Transit Connect

August 27, 2010

Ford's Transit Connect is aimed at small-business customers who have cargo and delivery needs, but no one said it can't be used by big businesses, as well.

Best Buy's famous Geek Squad has been using Volkswagen's New Beetle--alongside traditional full-size vans--as part of its fleet. Well, add one more model to the line-up.

The electronics giant will order 290 Transit Connects that will used by employees who deliver, service, and install appliances, while Ford will also deliver 738 E-Series vans to be used by employees who deliver and install home theater systems.

The Transit Connect offers strong EPA fuel-economy ratings, so perhaps Best Buy is looking to save a little dough on fuel costs without sacrificing utility. The unique shape of the Transit Connect will likely make it easier for Best Buy to get the Geek Squad name out there, and it's possible that the company could utilize the Works Solutions suite of multimedia tools that is available on the TC. The sliding side doors could be useful, too.

We know one thing is obvious: A Transit Connect can haul a lot more than a New Beetle.

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