Having owned a '93 Taurus (bought new &
a very sour lemon (blown engine @103K
miles), the '99 E250 was a chance. Had
the truck built with all of the toys,
incl. GVW of 8300 lb. This 'Green
Monster' has performed flawlessly, with
the exception of front end alignment @
10K, and EGR valve @ 35K. The 5.3L
engine is noisy when cold, the drive
train whines @ 40 mph.
5.3L V8 is a torque monster. Avg. MPG
is 15.2, with a high of 17.9, & a low
of 13.1 mpg. Starts easily @ -24 f.
Tows a trailer well. Looks better than
Chevy. This truck rides like a truck,
but has no rattles after 53K miles .
Quieter engine, quieter drive train.
Cargo area vents, door lock swich @
cargo door. C'mon Ford, improve your
bought vehicle in nov 98, in two months
the engine needed to be replaced, it was
leaking oil out of head gasket, after
8000 miles it did the same thing again,
another new engine was installed, it now
has 35000 miles and still leaks, the
transmission doesn't shift right when it
is cold, it also leaks, the brakes pull
violently to one side when braking at
highway speeds, the whole van shakes
when you drive over 65 mph, worst
vehicle i have ever owned, Ford would do
nothing for me, i will never buy another
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