1999 Ford Econoline Cargo Consumer Review: I am not a Ford fan.

1999 Ford Econoline Cargo Van - Consumer Review

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I am not a Ford fan.
By John McGannon on


1999 Ford Econoline Cargo E-250 3dr Van


Having owned a '93 Taurus (bought new &
a very sour lemon (blown engine @103K
miles), the '99 E250 was a chance. Had
the truck built with all of the toys,
incl. GVW of 8300 lb. This 'Green
Monster' has performed flawlessly, with
the exception of front end alignment @
10K, and EGR valve @ 35K. The 5.3L
engine is noisy when cold, the drive
train whines @ 40 mph.

Best Features

5.3L V8 is a torque monster. Avg. MPG is 15.2, with a high of 17.9, & a low of 13.1 mpg. Starts easily @ -24 f. Tows a trailer well. Looks better than Chevy. This truck rides like a truck, but has no rattles after 53K miles .

Worst Features

Quieter engine, quieter drive train. Cargo area vents, door lock swich @ cargo door. C'mon Ford, improve your reputation. Mac
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