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1996 Ford E-150

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Great Van for Large Family
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By Mark
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1996 Ford E-150 Chateau Club Wagon 3dr Van


Review

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!


Favorite Features

Roominess, reliability, easy to maintain.


Suggested Improvements

More cupholders. Quieter inside and a quieter engine. Make the steering tighter.


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By Cruise Johnny
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1996 Ford E-150 Econoline 3dr Cargo Van


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Van has served me faithfully for 8 years of which 7 of those years I was in business and used the van every single day. However, for the last year and three months I have not been using the van but probably once a week or sometimes not even that. Therefore, I was trying to get an estimated value of what it's worth now and may just go ahead and sell it in the near future. It runs perfectly and looks good, in fact there is a gentleman that drives by here once in a while and has asked me several times if I was interested in selling it and I said no, not yet.


Favorite Features

Air conditioning, radio with am/fm and factory installed four speaker system. Power windows, 8 cylinder engine ... has the power when you need it. Captain's chairs, very comfortable and tool bins in the back for a contractor or handy man.


Suggested Improvements

The rear upper side of roof needs to be treated for rust and painted.


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Econoline Review
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By lhagans
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1996 Ford E-150 Econoline 3dr Cargo Van


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This van is definitely a family vehicle. It is sure to be comfortable for all ages and great for weekends away from home. Car had been very dependable with no major repairs to date.


Favorite Features

My favorite features are the comfortable seats that recline with arm rests and the 13 inch TV with video cassette player to entertain the kids.


Suggested Improvements

There are two improvements that could be made; of course better gas mileage and a shorter body for easier maneuverability.


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Custom Van Nightmare
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By dobsonion
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1996 Ford E-150 XLT Club Wagon 3dr Van


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Ownership of this vehicle has been quite frustrating. * New ball joints right away * New brakes every year or so * New tires every 18 mo * New air conditioning system * "Check engine" light always on * "ABS brakes" light sometimes on * Stalls upon backing, despite $1000 spent to try to fix After talking to folks, I realize the customization package overloads the chassis. It is just to heavy and this causes the problems. Never to buy Ford again.


Favorite Features

Huge interior, can haul all the kids and stuff we need. TV/VCR is great! Have slept on the fold-down bed many times.


Suggested Improvements

Too numerous to mention


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one tough van
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By Jim Darden
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1996 Ford E-150 Chateau Club Wagon 3dr Van


Review

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.


Favorite Features

Steering wheel cruise control switches, power drivers seat with lumbar support adjustment, large cargo area.


Suggested Improvements

Add center console.


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