by kent0242 on Apr 12, 2008 Vehicle: 1998 Ford E-350 Chateau Club Wagon 3dr Van
I ordered this vehicle with all the bells and whistles. The 7.3L Powerstroke diesel is everything I expected. Fuel mileage ranges from 15.5 mpg in the dead of the winter to 18.5 - 20.0 mpg in the summer months. The engine supplies plenty of power and the transmission performs flawlessly. It handles well and has a good ride despite the 1 ton rating. Maintenance cost is typical and I encountered nothing unusual in repairs. This van weighs in around 7950#, so it is no lightweight. In fact, since everything is heavy duty, it tends to go further before replacement is needed.
by mistroxyz on Oct 26, 2003 Vehicle: 1998 Ford E-350 Chateau Club Wagon 3dr Van
I traded in a '98 E150 with the 4.6L
V8 engine that had 143,000 miles on
a '98 E350 Chateau with a V10 and
53,000 miles. The 350 drives better
and the interior is nicer. The V10
has great torque and is quieter thant
the V8. Gas milage ranges from 11
City to 16 Highway. This van is set
up for towing not good gas milage. We
will have to see how the V10 holds up.
Ford's full-size vans greet 1998 relatively unchanged. The XL trim level previously available is replaced by a gaggle of interior and exterior appearance packages, yet is still applicable to Club Wagon models. Optional audio units receive minor styling changes while instrument panel lighting goes from blue-green to green. Models equipped with power door locks get a rear door lock switch and the previously standard engine block heater for diesel models becomes optional. Colorwise, Colonial White is dropped, Denim Blue replaces Crystal Blue and Deep Forest Green, Carribean Green and Light Blue Metallic are introduced.