By Forman on
2008 Ford Econoline Wagon E-150 XL 3dr Van (4.6L 8cyl 4A)
I have been driving 12 and 15 passenger vans for decades.We replaced our last 2000 Chevy 15 passenger van with the 2008 Ford E-350 15 passenger van and have had serious problems with the Ford steering and handling.The vehicle has enormous play in steering column at higher speeds on highway with significant drifting which is dangerous when passing tractor trailers. The van has been in repair shop 3-4 times (4000 miles) for steering issues and was realigned twice already. Roll Stability Control (RSC) sensors have been replaced at only 3000 miles and after replacing are defective again requiring another replacement. Plastic dashboard panel was replaced due to warping and it had only 2000 miles.
Cargo space and exterior design. Side cargo door opening very wide.
The driver and passenger interior area is crowded, tight, and cheaply made. Available options, appointments are inferior to competitor Chevy Express, e.g.Ford does not offer rear or exterior mirror window defrosters amongst other things.