After one month of ownership I am very happy with my new van. Very well built, extremely quiet, even more quiet then my 1997 Chevy Cavilier was. Handles like a dream with excellent visiblity and a solid braking when needed. I bought this van remembering how much fun I had owning a 78 Ford van years ago. It's big, it's comfortable and I feel very safe in it.
This is a strong well-made van, but Ford engineering can make a problem a very expensive repair. It cost me over $400 to have the spark plugs changed, $700 to replace the fuel pump. But overall, it is a comfortable van that carries a lot of cargo, and is fairly quick with the 5.4 engine while getting an average of 17-18 mpg highway. The cruise was not working intermittently. "Could be a lot of things" they said,"bring it in". But first I went on youtube for answers. I learned it might be the sensor on the bottom of the master cylinder. A 30 dollar fix, easy do it yourself and now it works again. The van is now 15 years old, still going strong and dependable at 180,000.
I find the Ford E-350SD Cargo Van both practical and effective. While it's used mostly for business, I also use it to transport my dogs. It's stable on the road, even at high speeds, and turns quite easily. Ford really Has a Better Idea.