2006 Ford Econoline Wagon Van E-350 SD Chateau 3dr Van (5.4L 8cyl 4A)
I ordered this van in white after trading in the same 05 that was a dark color and could not be driven without the a/c on if the temp. was above 75 degrees outside. For a big van it handles tight. It doesn't sag on turns. It bounces a lot with no weight in it. Acceleration is so-so. I was most impressed by its braking speed. Very easy to steer but bad turning radius. Cloth seats very comfortable. Gas mileage is about 11 mpg downhill (but it is so big inside you only have to make 1 trip). Premium Plus cd stereo is awesome. Windshield needs sun visor. Body integrity is bulletproof. Interior visors and knobs flimsy. Factory window tint should be darker. Nice van, fun to drive, always feel like I'm touring!
Brakes, rear heater and front visibility, load capacity.
Headlight brightness, wider tires. Factory should offer alarm, roof rack, and fold down rear seat. Hope a/c is not as bad as my 05. Rear carpet cut 1 inch too short on one side, factory should improve quality inspection.
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