For a large group, like a family, this
is the best all around vehicle we have
ever had. It is roomy and comfortable.
Takes 7 people skiing or to the coast.
The AC keeps cool even in 110 degree
weather. Stays warm at 40 below. Easily
fits 7 adults. The captain chairs make
the backseat just as comfortable as the
front. I have put all 144k miles on it.
taught my children to drive in it. Once
they master a big van like this, they
can drive and park anywhere.
Only downsides are non-openning windows
in back. Ford should add rear window
control to the driver as well. Low
maintenance for the miles and usage.
Comfortable seats. Reliability. It can
be serviced anywhere in USA. Good road
visibilty. Spare tire elevator.
Add an outdoor thermometer. Add movable
windows to the rear. Add power window
Engine was replaced with a rebuilt
engine around 3,500 miles.
Whine in rear end or transmission
developed shortly after purchasing. No
one at Kayser was able to fix. Don't
Radiator had to be replaced around
Leak in main bearing seal developed
just over 48,000 miles.
Leak in secondary heater developed just
over 48,000 miles.
Also, the body on my 1987 van started
to rust before 50,000 miles, and it had
been under coated via Kayser Ford.
Easy to drive and see what's happening
on the road ahead.
Get Ford (FMC) to improve Sterling Axle
quality control . My 1987 E-
150 van and 1994 E-150 van had rear
end whines. Get FMC to improve
quality control over engines, heaters,
and radiators. FMC has just lost a
very long time customer.
We have 3 children, one handicapped and
load up the van for semi-annual trips
of 500 miles. We've never run out of
room and the trips are always
comfortable. The van had a service
contract for 3 years. We've had no
major problems, until last year when we
replaced the transmission after
140,000. Now the A/C is shot and
unrepairable. We'll trade it in and
Cargo space, good A/C and heating,
comfortable seats, no rust after 8
years and 150,000 miles.
Change the engine/transmission so it
does not intrude into the van.