I bought the van because we do alot of camping. I just paid it off in October of this year. Since Last year I have easily put 6K into the van. Alternator, tie rods, bearings, front end problems, transmission, Calipers, gear shift box, sensors, fuel pump, weird stuff like, "regulating bleeder valve". I love the van and the ride, just cant afford it anymore. It is seriously putting me in debt.
Nice ride, fits alotta people and it is very comfortable and great for camping.
The mechanical stuff. My mechanic said that all of this stuff going wrong was just a fluke, but I don't think I will be buying another ford van.