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DO NOT BUY!!!
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By 4uhoney
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2002 Ford Econoline Cargo Van E-250 3dr Ext Van (4.2L 6cyl 4A)


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I bought this van brand new, its been a rattle box if I wasn't the orig owner I'd think it was in a bad accident but hasn't. The fuel mileage is horrible, gets 11 miles x gallon hway, thats since new and with no load it has the v6 engine which does ok for the weight of the vehicle. Its horrible on ice or snow or even just wet surfaces. Mechanically its been excellent, never any problem yet of any kind w eng or trans., although front end is weak, still original battery.


Favorite Features

not many


Suggested Improvements

the last time I owned a Ford van was in 1980, then it was bad I decided to give Ford another chance and realized they haven't improved NOTHING!!!


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e-150 is great!
2 of 5 people found this review helpful
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By Paul
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2002 Ford Econoline Cargo Van E-150 3dr Van (4.2L 6cyl 4A)


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I bought this van with 45,000 miles. I get 18-20 MPG as long as I drive under 70 miles per hour. On one tank I got 21 MPG, but that was with driving speeds under 60 miles per hour and little stop and go driving. Many reviews state that the V6 is under powered. The V6 is a work truck engine and is not a sports car engine. Its got plenty of power for the weight rating, just don't expect rapid acceleration. Th van hauls a lot of stuff. If you baby these vans, they will last. I change fluids often. It runs great and very dependable. I now have put 11,000 miles on the van without a single problem. I paid 3 times less than a used Dodge Sprinter...same utility and the same mileage.


Favorite Features

Lots of space and low used purchase price.


Suggested Improvements

Better suspension. The suspension is a little bouncy, especially unloaded. I will try heavier shocks.


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Needed a reliable van
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By Barry
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2002 Ford Econoline Cargo Van E-250 3dr Van (4.2L 6cyl 4A)


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I am a disabled driver. My E-250 van has been modified to fit my needs. The floor is lowered 6 inches, which is done by jacking the body off the frame and lowering body where needed. Appropriate relocation of gas tank, exhaust and whatever else gets done. Spacers (approved) are installed as needed with suspension modifications if needed. A two post, high capacity side lift is installed with full electric controls for opening and closing doors. Van has been very reliable. 14 mpg in town, 20 on a long trip. Has 5.4 engine, 4 sp od trans, 3.73 trac lock differential and 16 inch E load rated tires. Next time I'll get a softer tire, which should improve ride.FOR ME, THIS FORD IS A DREAM.


Favorite Features

Short hood. I can see close to the front.


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ENGINE TOO SMALL
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By STEVE HENRIKSEN
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2002 Ford Econoline Cargo Van E-150 3dr Van (4.2L 6cyl 4A)


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I THINK THE 4.2 OR 4.6 WHICH EVER IT IS,IS TOO SMALL FOR THE WEIGHT OF THE VAN.THE GAS TANK HOLDS 35 GAL. I CAN GO 500 MILES ON HIGHWAY BUT ONLY AROUND 375 AROUND TOWN.


Favorite Features

COMFORT AND LOOKS


Suggested Improvements

MORE PLACES TO PUT MY JUNK AROUND CONSOLE.CONSOLE NOT BIG ENOUGH


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