Used 1998 Ford E-150

Pros & Cons

  • Multitude of engine choices, dual air bags, standard anti-lock brakes, and fairly decent driveability.
  • This van has a hard time squeezing into most standard garages.
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Edmunds' Expert Review

1998 Highlights

Ford's full-size vans greet 1998 relatively unchanged. The XL trim level previously available is replaced by interior and exterior appearance packages, yet is still applicable to Club Wagon models. Optional audio units receive minor styling changes while instrument panel lighting goes from blue-green to green. Models equipped with power door locks get a rear door lock switch and the previously standard engline block heater for diesel models becomes optional. Colorwise, Colonial White is dropped, Denim Blue replaces Crystal Blue, and Deep Forest Green, Carribean Green and Light Blue Metallic are introduced.

Scorecard

Overallundefined / 5

Consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 1998 Ford E-150.

Average user rating: 4.0 stars
5 total reviews
5 star reviews: 0%
4 star reviews: 100%
3 star reviews: 0%
2 star reviews: 0%
1 star reviews: 0%

Trending topics in reviews

  • reliability & manufacturing quality
  • transmission
  • road noise
  • comfort
  • safety
  • spaciousness
  • driving experience
  • interior
  • brakes
  • maintenance & parts
  • towing
  • fuel efficiency
  • climate control
  • value
  • oil

Most helpful consumer reviews

4/5 stars, 1998 E150 Van
kenny49,
Econoline 3dr Cargo Van
I received this vehicle in 1999 as a work vehicle working for a Safe and Alarm company. In other words I needed to carry a lot of weight, like 800 to at least 1,000 lbs. Had a sway bar, extra half leaf and air bags installed on the rear. This van provided an amazing amount of demanding service! Always got about 14 to 15 mpg no matter what I carried, 0 to 1,000 lb. Tranny replaced at 272K (auto), Engine in chassis rebuild at 284, but bearings were still in great shape - did it because head gasket had to be replaced. Has 430K now and still going strong, not as a work vehicle, my personal. Sold it at 438K only because I could not take it with me when I moved out of state. Weak point is brakes, but mostly due to weight - rotors every 60k. Still like it a lot....Synthetic every 10k.
4.125/5 stars, Reliable
johnny,
XLT Club Wagon 3dr Van
My van is a Waldock Conversion. They did a very nice job, except the add-on rear a/c leaked and needed repair under their warranty, which they approved the dealer to complete without trouble. I will describe my van here as a Ford e150 and not include the conversion aspect (though there is nothing other than stated I have ever had to deal with regarding the conversion). It has been a wonderful highway rig. Smooth and quiet. Suspension is a little soft, but that is also what makes it so smooth riding. Only issue taken care of early was a water pump gasket under warranty. No other issues. Belt, brakes, tires, oil, only up-keep. Low 80,000 miles, but no issues. It's been great!
4.25/5 stars, Best Vehicle I've ever owned
B. Grisham,
Econoline 3dr Cargo Van
I bought this van for my work with the expectations of maybe getting around 100,000 miles out of it. It has been driven by many different employees, it has not been serviced as often as it should be. In spite of this it never has leaked or used any oil, the AC has never had to be recharged and its has only one tune up. The transmission has never been serviced and it still works great. I did have to replace the read end because the seals went out and it wasn't tended to. Im going to see just how long this thing will go.
3.75/5 stars, E150 excellent reliability
mdpeterso,
Chateau Club Wagon 3dr Van
Exceptionally roomy interior, very comfortable for long trips, excellent reliability, easy to work on (with the exception of changing the spark plugs...) eats front brakes, you can get good life out of your tires if you rotate them. I've had the car for nine years and haven't put a whole lotta $$ in it. (radiator, front & back heater cores, rear heater piping, voltage regulator/brushes, and numerous brakes, replaced.)


Features & Specs

Base MSRP
N/A
MPG & Fuel
13 City / 18 Hwy / 15 Combined
Fuel Tank Capacity: 35.0 gal. capacity
Seating
0 seats
Drivetrain
Type: rear wheel drive
Transmission: 4-speed automatic
Engine
V6 cylinder
Horsepower: 200 hp @ 4800 rpm
Torque: 250 lb-ft @ 2800 rpm
Basic Warranty
N/A
Dimensions
Length: 211.9 in. / Height: 80.7 in. / Width: 79.3 in.
Curb Weight: N/A
Cargo Capacity, All Seats In Place: N/A

Safety

NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.

Frontal Barrier Crash RatingRating
OverallNot Rated
Driver4 / 5
Passenger3 / 5
Side Crash RatingRating
OverallNot Rated
Side Barrier RatingRating
OverallNot Rated
DriverNot Rated
PassengerNot Rated
Combined Side Barrier & Pole RatingsRating
Front SeatNot Rated
Back SeatNot Rated
RolloverRating
RolloverNot Rated
Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
Risk Of RolloverNot Rated

IIHS Rating

The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.

Side Impact TestNot Tested
Roof Strength TestNot Tested
Rear Crash Protection / Head RestraintNot Tested
IIHS Small Overlap Front TestNot Tested
Moderate Overlap Front Test
0


FAQ

Is the Ford E-150 a good car?

The Edmunds experts tested the 1998 E-150 both on the road and at the track. You probably care about Ford E-150 fuel economy, so it's important to know that the E-150 gets an EPA-estimated 14 mpg to 15 mpg, depending on the configuration. And then there's safety and reliability. Edmunds has all the latest NHTSA and IIHS crash-test scores, plus industry-leading expert and consumer reviews to help you understand what it's like to own and maintain a Ford E-150. Learn more

Is the Ford E-150 reliable?

To determine whether the Ford E-150 is reliable, read Edmunds' authentic consumer reviews, which come from real owners and reveal what it's like to live with the E-150. Look for specific complaints that keep popping up in the reviews, and be sure to compare the E-150's average consumer rating to that of competing vehicles. Learn more

Is the 1998 Ford E-150 a good car?

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How much should I pay for a 1998 Ford E-150?

The least-expensive 1998 Ford E-150 is the 1998 Ford E-150 XL Club Wagon 3dr Van. Including destination charge, it arrives with a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of about $0.

Other versions include:

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    What are the different models of Ford E-150?

    If you're interested in the Ford E-150, the next question is, which E-150 model is right for you? E-150 variants include Econoline 3dr Cargo Van, Chateau Club Wagon 3dr Van, XLT Club Wagon 3dr Van, and XL Club Wagon 3dr Van. For a full list of E-150 models, check out Edmunds’ Features & Specs page. Learn more

    More about the 1998 Ford E-150

    Used 1998 Ford E-150 Overview

    The Used 1998 Ford E-150 is offered in the following submodels: E-150 Van. Available styles include Econoline 3dr Cargo Van, Chateau Club Wagon 3dr Van, XLT Club Wagon 3dr Van, and XL Club Wagon 3dr Van.

    What do people think of the 1998 Ford E-150?

    Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 1998 Ford E-150 and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the 1998 E-150 4.0 on a scale of 1 to 5 stars. Edmunds consumer reviews allow users to sift through aggregated consumer reviews to understand what other drivers are saying about any vehicle in our database. Detailed rating breakdowns (including performance, comfort, value, interior, exterior design, build quality, and reliability) are available as well to provide shoppers with a comprehensive understanding of why customers like the 1998 E-150.

    Edmunds Expert Reviews

    Edmunds experts have compiled a robust series of ratings and reviews for the 1998 Ford E-150 and all model years in our database. Our rich content includes expert reviews and recommendations for the 1998 E-150 featuring deep dives into trim levels and features, performance, mpg, safety, interior, and driving. Edmunds also offers expert ratings, road test and performance data, long-term road tests, first-drive reviews, video reviews and more.

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    What's a good price for a New 1998 Ford E-150?

    1998 Ford E-150 Econoline 3dr Cargo Van

    The 1998 Ford E-150 Econoline 3dr Cargo Van can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $19,885. The average price paid for a new 1998 Ford E-150 Econoline 3dr Cargo Van is trending $18,896 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

    Edmunds members save an average of $18,896 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $989.

    The average savings for the 1998 Ford E-150 Econoline 3dr Cargo Van is 95% below the MSRP.

    1998 Ford E-150 XL Club Wagon 3dr Van

    The 1998 Ford E-150 XL Club Wagon 3dr Van can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $22,495. The average price paid for a new 1998 Ford E-150 XL Club Wagon 3dr Van is trending $21,411 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

    Edmunds members save an average of $21,411 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $1,084.

    The average savings for the 1998 Ford E-150 XL Club Wagon 3dr Van is 95.2% below the MSRP.

    1998 Ford E-150 XLT Club Wagon 3dr Van

    The 1998 Ford E-150 XLT Club Wagon 3dr Van can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $24,440. The average price paid for a new 1998 Ford E-150 XLT Club Wagon 3dr Van is trending $23,238 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

    Edmunds members save an average of $23,238 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $1,202.

    The average savings for the 1998 Ford E-150 XLT Club Wagon 3dr Van is 95.1% below the MSRP.

    1998 Ford E-150 Chateau Club Wagon 3dr Van

    The 1998 Ford E-150 Chateau Club Wagon 3dr Van can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $25,470. The average price paid for a new 1998 Ford E-150 Chateau Club Wagon 3dr Van is trending $24,207 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

    Edmunds members save an average of $24,207 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $1,263.

    The average savings for the 1998 Ford E-150 Chateau Club Wagon 3dr Van is 95% below the MSRP.

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