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1997 Ford E-150 Van - Consumer Reviews

1997 Ford E-150 Van

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Got a Lemon
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By stillbuyinfordsfords
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Vehicle

1997 Ford E-150 Van Econoline 3dr Cargo Van


Review

Luckily I bought the 70000 mile
extended warranty. At 50000 miles the
transmission went out requiring a
complete rebuild. At 65000 miles the
engine leaked coolant into the
crankcase requiring a new
longblock.Most irritating was that the
radiator was replaced by Ford with a
faulty radiator which I drove 18000
miles in 8 months---Fords policy is 12
mo. or 12000---which means I had to Pay.
In one three month period the
dealership had the van longer than I
did!.I hope that this is indicative of
the newer vans--my 1990 has 200000 on
it and going strong.Warning! don't buy
the V6 standard engine---it's
absolutely gutless in every sense of
the word.


Best Features

---Fantastic rear view mirrors and driver ergonomics ---Really quiet for a cargo van ---Awsome standard radio ---Really good A/C


Worst Features

Build a drivetrain that holds up! Warranty replacement parts that are not subject to wear and tear for the full twelve months. I think a radiator shouldn't wear out in 18000 miles.


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Courier Work Van
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By Colin459
on

Vehicle

1997 Ford E-150 Van Econoline 3dr Cargo Van


Review

This van was a very good work van with
the exception of the transmission. I
put 250,000 miles on this van but went
through 3 transmissions. I did do a lot
of stop and go driving though.


Worst Features

Better Transmission.


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