No issues at all. It is the perfect family vehicle. Captain's chairs with fold down sofa in back. Had a second set of captains chairs and sofa pushed to the rear made room for 9, but no cargo. 10 mpg around town, it is what it is. A huge 460 on 4.10 gears. 6 mpg towing 8500 lbs and loaded with kids and gear. But it does it like nothing is there. At 180,000 it developed a lifter or rocker noise. No performance issue and some Rislone helps. E4OD has worked flawlessly. The E350 is built on a much heavier suspension than the E150 and it will last the life of the vehicle. Factory tow package needs no boosting to perform. Radiator size and cooling is awesome.
Towing, towing, towing.
Front and rear a/c die off during hard acceleration due to vacuum. Rear shifts to full heat, this can be fixed by finding the rear blend door and inserting a wood dowel rod in the full cold position and removing it in the winter. a/c evaporator needs a removable washable filter. Dual bat. on gas
I have been hauling may family and various trailers around for 17 years. You cannot ask for more comfort. The four captains chairs and fold-down bed/third-row bench seat are great. I have a new crew cab pickup, but the family still prefers the club wagon for comfort. Reliability has been outstanding with a radiator failure (from towing in 105+ degree weather) being the only problem I have ever had. Paint and interior are still in excellent condition despite being 17 years old.
The ample room for all pasengers is a hugh plus. The rear A/C and heating units are a rear-seat favorite.
My only reservation is the 5.8L engine. It provide good fuel economy for a vehicle this size, and performed great for towing smaller trailers and boats. However, when I upgraded to a 28 foot travel trailer, the 5.8L just did not have power to handle the hills.
This is the ultimate tow vehicle. If
you pull a trailer of any kind, in my
case vintage Airstreams from 20 to 26
feet, and vintage Shastas from 12 to 19
feet, you can't do it with more luxury,
comfort, power, or practicality than
with a big-assed, full powered, fully
enclosed E350 Chateau. The fold out rear
bed, the four captain's chairs, the rear
AC to cool the huge interior space all
make this a great horse to pull your
460 fuel injected cubes for pulling,
E40D trans for smooth power, plush
interior and sound system, fold down
rear seat/bed, rear AC. Don't know how
good the new V10 triton is compared to
the 460 (7.4 liter) V8 which is no