Excellent family vehicle for comfort on long trips.Most of the mileage has been highway driving to the Carolinas & Fla. Van has been full with 4adults & 2 children from the time the kids were babies in car seats until past summer when they were 13 & 15 years. Luggage, Beach supplies,cooler loaded,etc. Great vehicle for family.
I think this is a better vehicle than
the GM's. Especially for the money.
However, I highly recommend you go with
a quality conversion. The conversion
industry is on its head, and for
$3,000 - $7,000 more than factory you
can get an awesome highway beast.
I have replaced the front brakes
including rotors every 3 months approx.
3000-4000 miles. Ford told me this was
normal wear for this vehicle. The price
to have this done at a Ford Dealer
averages $800. The tires wear out
quickly on this Van as well.
nice van, mediocre fuel economy, very
comfortable, minor build quality
issues which have been corrected under
warranty. would definitely buy another
one when this one wears out. 5.4
engine is the way to go.
We have had mini-vans and sedans.
Looked at SUV's for the extra space
but found the full-size Traveler
package fo the Ford van beats
everything hands down on space and the
basic comforts now offered in travler
packages like video, game plug in
ports, reclining buckets for all four
passangers up front, leather seats and
lots and lots of cargo room. Plus the
baby can haul any camper or boat you
may wish to pull down the highway.
We are very budget minded so one way
to offset the fuel economy issue is
that we use this for our only
vehicle. It has handled very nicely
around town and obviously excels on
the open road.