Never a Problem
By max on the road on
2006 Ford Econoline Wagon E-150 XL 3dr Van (4.6L 8cyl 4A)
I've bought about a dozen Ford vans since 1976 and have never had a serious mechanical problem with any of them. I usually run them out to 160,000 mile before trading. My 1998 van had incredible wind noise so I traded earlier than usual. My 2002 conversion lost a wheel once but I replace the rear end with used part for under $500.