While I would much rather have a 7 passenger Grand C-Max, Focus wagon or Fusion (Mondeo) wagon, I do appreciate that Ford is putting effort into offering a competitive minivan again. The Transit Connect has a Euro-cool to it that no one else offers. Guys, you need to take it to the next level. Europeans like manuals. And Americans do too. Offer the 1.6L EcoBoost with the 6-speed manual you already offer in the Fusion. PLEASE. I'm still on the fence about taking a good, hard look at the Transit Connect, as opposed to waiting on the Grand C-Max or looking elsewhere. The Mazda 5 with its manual is looking pretty attractive about now as my family is about to expand. I bleed Ford blue! Don't make me consider another brand!