I have been driving Ford Trucks for
many years after being forced to drive
chevy's for most of my life, and
without question, Ford Trucks are
unmatched in quality and durabilility.
When you drive one you can feel how
strong it really is. I have had to
replace my brakes once in 100,000 miles
at 70,000 miles along with the original
tires. My maintenance has been Oil
Changes and a tune up at 60,000. I have
spent less than $1000 in 6 years. How
many Dodge or Chevy owners can say that!
THE VAN HAS BEEN OK,BUT I HAVE HAD TWO
NEW ENGINES FROM ROWE.NONE THAT WERE
INSTALLED CORRECT.I AM STILL GETTING A
NOISE ON START UP.BAD FRONT END NO ONE
CAN FIX THIS,SHAKES AT 60 MPH.HAS NEW
REAR END.THE DEALER DID TAKE CARE OF
MOST OF THE BILL,FORD WOULD NOT DO A
All my driving is in town which is much harder on vehicle than highway. I have had only one problem in 8 years, a sensor failed under warranty. The electric mirrors are flimsy and could use improvement. The rear suspension (8600 lb.) is a little overrated as the springs have been flattened since I first loaded it up with all my tools. The paint on the bumpers is very poor quality. Since I have no repair costs except for one brake pad replacement on the front, and the routine fluid and filter changes I would say it is very dependable. I have never had it tuned up yet. It handles very well at highway speeds is very quiet. I have always been GM fan but I am impressed with this van.