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Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) is a category of used car. Often late-model vehicles, they have been inspected, refurbished, if necessary, and are under warranty by the manufacturer.
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Ford Econoline Cargo Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 4.6 L V 8-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 4-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 225 hp @ 4800 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 13/17 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 2005 Ford Econoline Cargo

  • Although the option of a powerful diesel helps in the engine department, the E-Series is still a relic compared to the recently revamped full-size vans from GM.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Massive cargo-hauling ability, wide range of configurations, powerful diesel engine option.

  • Cons

    Offers very few convenience features, aged design, gas-powered V8 engines can't match strength of GM's offerings.

  • What's New for 2005

    Changes this year are limited to minor transmission and interior trim revisions. All engines now feature electronic throttle control.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 13
  • cty
/
  • 17
  • highway
Calculate Yearly Fuel Costs
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What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews



Good for work

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Vehicle: 2004 Ford Econoline Cargo

We have the E-350 Extended Cargo (Diesel) for a daily work van and it has been reliable and great for us. The air runs great, we've had very few issues with it over the years. We've always favored the diesel for its long life and so far it's been true with this vehicle as well.




Excellent while it lasted

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Vehicle: 2004 Ford Econoline Cargo

I purchased a 2004 E250 Cargo van in 2006 when I began my mobile automotive repair business. It had 29K miles when I bought it. I used it daily and it was very reliable. 3 years of hard driving and it only needed brakes, oil changes, wiper blades and a drive belt. Unfortunately, I was involved in a head on collision and the van was totaled with 60K miles. I walked away from the accident with a broken bone in my foot, and torn ligaments as well, but otherwise intact. They are great vans and I highly recommend them and a bulkhead if you are carrying tools.




Econoline

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Vehicle: 2004 Ford Econoline Cargo

Have 7000, perfect performance, no faults, 20 mpg




Best van

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Vehicle: 2004 Ford Econoline Cargo

Best van ever way better than GM and Dodge.




Easy driver

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Vehicle: 2004 Ford Econoline Cargo

Handles and drives like a large car not a truck. I love the mirrors for changing lanes and backing. Many trips made between Atlanta and Ft. Lauderdale. Only complaint is the wind noise. No problems from day one.



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The best large van on

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Vehicle: 2004 Ford Econoline Cargo

Let's face, large vans are purely utilitarian vehicles. However, if you need one for whatever reason, Ford makes a far better product than its competitors. This is true whether the yardstick is reliability, drivability, build quality or passenger comfort.



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Full 2005 Ford Econoline Cargo Review

What's New for 2005

Changes this year are limited to minor transmission and interior trim revisions. All engines now feature electronic throttle control.

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