by Mark on Jan 7, 2008 Vehicle: 1996 Ford E-150 Chateau Club Wagon 3dr Van
We bought this thing when the kids were small. We have done very little to it besides routine maintenance. It's not practical in the city, but great for trips. We take it to horse shows & soccer trips. We can haul anything we want--and anyone. No problems with roominess. Gas mileage is comparable to a big SUV. Plus it tows too!
by Jim Darden on Mar 29, 2004 Vehicle: 1996 Ford E-150 Chateau Club Wagon 3dr Van
A freind had this same van, said he
really liked it. He sold his van to
his mechanic with 250,000 miles. I
started looking for one and purchased
mine via e-bay in '01 with 72,000
miles. As of 3-04 I have 203,000 miles
and still runs strong. I added
flowmaster exhaust with K&N air filter
and my gas mileage averages about 17
on the hwy. at 80 mph. Around town is
about 14. I have had to replace the
radiator and water pump. Still have
the same battery. Like the motor,
transmission is solid. Have class III
tow hitch and van pulls great. This
is one tough, durable, and reliable
van. Would buy another.
Ford's full-size vans receive modest changes, including the replacement of last year's swing-out rear door windows with fixed glass on all styles except Club Wagon and RV models. The under-hood light is dropped from the Light and Convenience Group option, and anti-theft is deleted from the remote keyless-entry system. Standard on all models are 15-inch wheel covers and new color choices of Deep Violet, Toreador Red, Light Saddle and Medium Wedgewood Blue.