When the doors are opened,. The complete details of all recalls are listed below, along with what they cover and the recommended solutions. If you have a bit more on your plate, select the E-250, which comes in two lengths -- regular 211. Introduction Tough, roomy, rugged and reliable, Ford's Econoline van has a favorable, well-earned reputation. The stock mirrors are terrible, huge blind area on the right side of truck. The interior plastic gets filthy and stays filthy.
All engines come with a four-speed automatic transmission, except the diesel, which gets a five-speed automatic optional with the V10. Maximum cargo capacity ranges from 257 cubic feet in the E-150 to 309 cubic feet in the E-350 Extended. Still, if you're looking for a gas-powered V10 for heavy-duty hauling jobs, Ford is the only manufacturer that offers in a full-size van. Even loaded and pulling a trailer this van still has power to move. Safety All Ford Econoline models come standard with four-wheel antilock brakes, second-generation front airbags and seatbelt pre-tensioners for the driver and passenger. Finally, for contractors with the heaviest payloads up to 4,000 pounds , there is the E-350 van, also available in regular and extended lengths. E-350 Super Duty and Super Duty Extended models have the 5.
Powertrains and Performance The 2006 Ford Econoline Cargo is available with four different engines. I would recommend this truck to anyone in some form of trade. A stability control system is standard on the extended-length E-350 but not available on other Econolines. That said, if Honda ever made a work van, I would so be there If I could afford it. Warranty, cost of ownership and the reliability of Ford Motor company. Also, I'd like to point out that when I took delivery of my van, I did not notice quite a few blemishes it had from the factory.
Compared it to the Chevy and the Dodge Sprinter. The Chevy with the 4. I looked at the Chevy too, and in fact was going to buy a Chevy until I test drove the Ford on a lark. There are the base-model E-150, the E-250, the E-250 Extended, the tougher E-350 Super Duty and the E-350 Super Duty Extended. Trailer ratings range from 6,400 pounds for an E-150 with the 4. To upgrade, you can go with a 305-hp, 6. The current Econoline lineup is extensive.
It has a decent radio and to add cruise control costs an arm and a leg since it needs to be added by replacing the entire steering column. Driving Impressions Despite their old-fashioned suspension designs, Ford Econoline Cargo vans feel relatively stable and confident at highway speeds. Beyond that, your buying decision should come down to pricing and getting a van configured the way you want it. They told me differently at the dealer. Body Styles, Trim Levels, and Options Ford's commercial-use Econoline cargo van is available to the general public in half-ton, three-quarter-ton and one-ton sizes.
Bad quality on the finish line of the factory. When the doors are opened,. I had to bring it in for recalls quite a few times, but other than that, it has held up quite well. It did take me a while to get used to the mushy steering, but now I like it over the sharper handling of the Chevy because it takes the road ruts better. In base form, the vans are sparsely equipped -- two vinyl bucket seats, air conditioning, tilt steering wheel adjustment, power mirrors, a two-speaker stereo and 16-inch tires with steel rims.
Since the van's introduction in 1960, Ford says it has sold more than 6 million Econoline vans. The interior and exterior are obviously outdated, and need urgent attention, and the fuel economy is pretty bad. Ford equips each of these vehicles in either recreational-use Econoline Wagon or commercial-use Econoline Van trim. I had no complaint with the fit or finish of the vehicle at all. Each is similar in price and size.
Given their size, of course, they can be rather cumbersome to park or maneuver through heavy traffic. Overall experience is excellent and i am very happy with this van. The Ford Econoline Cargo is clearly the way to go if you're looking for a strong turbodiesel V8 or a gas V10, since neither competitor has these options. . For those whose hauling needs aren't too intensive, there is the base E-150 model. Recalls don't cost you anything to get fixed, but most are time-limited, so if your car is affected you should call your local Ford service department immediately! The Ford felt better on the road, and I love it. Bumper was misaligned by a good inch or so, interior panels and roof liner needed to be cut to install the bin package by the factory and they cut them leaving frayed edges, smear marks, etc.
The body is all steel, feels like a tank - Lots of room in the dashboard for tools, cups of coffee, etc - Great 360 degree visibility -smooth ride Cons- - gas milage, but for what i use it for i'll give it a pass - Doors, windows, mirrors are all clunky and terribly designed. The fuel economy is no where near where they stated at 19. . . . .