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. The cruise control falters, nobody at Ford seems to have a clue why. But over all, it is a comfortable van that carries a lot of cargo, and is fairly quick with the 5.4 engine. The dealership had no idea, they said, why the cruise was not working right, intermitently. Coulb be a lot of yhings they said. Went on youtube for answers. It was the sensor on the bottom of the master cylinder. 30 dollar fix, easy do it yourself. The van is now 15 years old, still has inder 180,000, going strong and dependable, ut ugly.
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.