This is the second E350 V10 EXT van
that I've owned, although it is the
first brand new one, my first was
bought at an auction 2 years ago, I
traded it to a friend at 65000K and it
will be used as a work truck now. My
new one is really unbelievable, i
still have the V10, that is essential.
I only got a 12passenger this time,
but it is still great. Plus I got a 6-
disc, very nice. Interior up front
feels roomier, and still the same,
best comfort as before. Great AC/Heat
system. Got dual batts this time, for
extra power. Got 4.10 Limited-slip
rear, which will really help out in
winter. Looking forward to testing
that out. This truck is really the
best all-around truck that I've owned.
This has been a solid vehicle that
fills its intended purposes perfectly.
We needed lots of interior room, above
average seating capacity, and much
more towing capacity; this E150 does
it all. I tend to forget I'm towing
our tent trailer as this van makes it
an effortless task. To top it off,
though this was the first time we
bought a vehicle on the internet, it
was a fabulous experience.
This is a leased 10 passenger van. I
vanpool approximately 140 miles round
trip per weekday in Los Angeles, CA
traffic. Our previous van, a
2000 Ford Club Wagon, was not the
stretched version and had a V10 engine.
This one, the 2003, is stretched and
has a V8. The V10 was much more
responsive and powerful. However the V8
provides adequeate power and averages
1.5 to 2.0 MPG better than the V10 on
our commute. With fuel prices rising,
that is a plus! It would be nice if
Ford offered a hybrid version of this
Bottom line, considering the abuse our
van gets, it has been reliable and have
not had any major mechanical problems.