Excellent vehicle. The 15 passenger
XLT Clubwagon is a great van. Very
durable and rugged. Built like a truck
but with car like ride quality. I plan
to convert this to 4x4 and use it as a
camper van when all(or most)of my kid's
have moved out. Very useful. The only
improvement I would make would be to
build a stronger transmission. I've
been through 3 so far. 1 was due to
inept mechanics but the EO4D is not (in
my opinion) a very good transmission
for the 460ci engine on a E350 frame.
The ROOM! I can put my 11' jonboat full
of fishing gear, motor, etc. inside and
shut the rear doors when I remove all
the rear seats! The POWER! The 7.5L
(460ci) engine has power to spare even
when towing other vehicles!
The Transmission. The EO4D is weak in
my opinion. I've had 3 so far and will
probably put in another one before I'm
done with the van.
The only problem I have with this
vehicle is the transmission. I've
replaced it twice and it appears as if
I'll have to do it again before too
much longer (the 2nd transmission is
due to AAMCO's less than skillfull
mechanics). Also, it's hard to keep
the front wheels aligned (ie; eats
tires) and they are expensive! But all
in all, I love the van. I plan to
convert it to 4x4 and use it as a
1. THE ROOM! When I remove the back
seats, I can slide my 11' jon boat
inside loaded with fishing gear, motor,
etc. and still close the rear doors!
2. The POWER 7.5L (460 cu in.)!!
Stronger transmissions. With the E350
you'd expect something that would be
able to hold up to towing ANYTHING.