by Proven Winner on Feb 7, 2009 Vehicle: 2000 Ford Econoline Wagon E-150 XL 3dr Van
You ever notice how many emergency vehicles and fleet vehicles are the Econoline. There is a reason there are nowhere near as many Chevy/GMC or Dodge vans chosen by the pros. This is my second E150 conversion and I put over 250,000 miles on my 1st ('88) but couldnt pass smog in SoCal so I had to trade it in for this one. So far, only had the alternator go out on this one and my 88 went a quarter million mile on the orig motor and transmission without ever a problem. Take care of these American Icons and they can last nearly forever. In the 70's I used to drive an Econoline between SD and LA for years as a Bonded Courier. Would not want any other ride because I never once had a problem!
by mommasimpson on Aug 14, 2006 Vehicle: 2000 Ford Econoline Wagon E-150 XL 3dr Van
We bought this van when we were expecting our fourth child and we've really enjoyed it. We have four captain chairs and we love the way we can herd all the kids in and shut the doors before we get everybody in their seats. For a big family I think this car is a better buy and more comfortable than any SUV we've had. My husband wants to trade mine and get a newer model but at 106,000 miles it still runs great. If I ever get another, I'll spring for a high top with leather seats.
by tuxedo on Nov 10, 2002 Vehicle: 2000 Ford Econoline Wagon E-150 XL 3dr Van
This is our first ford and we bought it
new. In its first two years, the AC
system broke down five times
(compressor was replaced twice,
expansion valve replaced four times,
electrical switch replaced, flapper
door repaired), the transmission had to
be rebuilt, a door latch broke, the
connection between the steering column
and the steering box needed replacement
twice, one front seatbelt replaced, a
horrendous grinding noise at start-up
from the AC compressor from day one to
this day (the dealer showed us a Ford
service bulletin that says such a noise
is normal). Other than that, the truck
has been trouble free.
The 5.4-liter V8 and the 6.8-liter V10 gas engines generate more horsepower and torque. Four-wheel antilock brakes are now standard on all models. The Light Convenience Group (including courtesy lights, a rear cargo light, a chime warning module, a "headlamps on" alert and illuminated courtesy door lights) is now standard on all models. The handling package has been made standard on all Econolines. The towing package is standard on all wagons. The instrument panel has been simplified. Remote keyless entry and power sail-mount mirrors are standard on recreational vans.