Used 2008 Ford Econoline Wagon Van

2008 Ford Econoline Wagon
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2008 Ford Econoline Wagon

Pros

  • Massive interior, respectable handling, available diesel V8 power, high payload capacity, extremely durable.

Cons

  • Tight second-row legroom, minimal safety and convenience features, not as many configurations as Dodge Sprinter.

Used 2008 Ford Econoline Wagon Van for Sale

Ford Econoline Wagon 2008
125,620 miles
Used 2008
Ford Econoline Wagon
Auto Max Center LLC
19.6 mi away
List$12,495
Est.Loan: $255/mo
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2008 Ford E-350 Wagon 15 Passenger Van **WE FAINACE ALL CREDIT**
Ford Econoline Wagon 2008 E-350 SD XLT 3dr Van (5.4L 8cyl 4A)
81,826 miles
Used 2008
Ford Econoline Wagon
E-350 Super Duty XLT
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Koons of Silver Spring Ford
29.1 mi away
List$12,770
Est.Loan: $261/mo
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$300 Below Market
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2008 Ford E-350SD XLT Oxford White Clearcoat ABS brakes, Electronic Stability Control, Low tire pressure warning, Traction control. RWD 4-Speed Automatic with Overdrive 5.4L V8 EFI You will have TOTAL CONFIDENCE in purchasing a pre-owned vehicle here at Koons of Silver Spring. Every pre-owned vehicle comes with a minimum of a 3 month/3,000 mile comprehensive warranty! Please call 301-890-6100 for further details on your used car purchase in Silver Spring. All prices are plus, tax, tags, and $300 processing fee. Koons of Silver Spring has the BEST selection of used cars in the area with the MOST competitive pricing in the market! FEEL FREE TO CONTACT THE OWNER, ALEX PERDIKIS, DIRECT AT ALEX@KOONSOFSILVERSPRING.COM ! Please come see us today at Koons of Silver Spring if you are looking for a new Ford, Lincoln, Mazda, or used car in the Chevy Chase, Bethesda, Columbia, Wheaton, Washington DC, Rockville, Gaithersburg and Silver Spring areas.

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Edmunds' Expert Review

A top seller with a reputation for unfailing reliability, the 2008 Ford Econoline passenger van delivers improved handling dynamics this year and catches up to modern rivals from GM and Dodge.

vehicle overview

A fixture on America's highways since way back in 1961, the Ford E-Series (a.k.a. Econoline) currently accounts for about half of the full-size passenger and cargo vans sold in the U.S. Offering lots of space, versatility and durability, this rear-wheel-drive van has long been a staple of families, large groups and livery companies that need to haul around lots of people and/or cargo.

The 2008 Ford Econoline Wagon addresses many of our complaints by modernizing the handling dynamics with a revised front and rear suspension, refining the steering and adding an all-new braking system. These changes promise to elevate the drivability and ride of Ford's vans to a level similar to the Chevrolet Express/GMC Savana twins, its chief rivals that have already received engineering upgrades in recent years. It's still unlikely to better the thoroughly modern, Mercedes-engineered Dodge Sprinter, however.

Not much has changed inside, but the latest E-Series is visually distinguished from its predecessors outside with a rugged new front-end treatment featuring a new grille, bumpers, fascia and headlamps. Ford is obviously hoping for a more macho look here, though it's not entirely cohesive in our opinion.

The Econoline's various versions can seat between seven and 15 people in models ranging from the E-150 XL to the E-350 Super Duty Extended XLT, while offering plenty of space for their belongings as well as impressive towing capacity. The E-150 starts off with three rows of seating and seats a maximum of eight, or seven with the optional second-row captain's chairs.

Next up is the larger-capacity standard-wheelbase E-350, which squeezes in 11 with an additional row of seating. Finally, the E-350 Super Duty Extended offers near-school bus interior room with five rows of seating and 15-passenger capacity. Smaller front-drive minivans may offer more creature comforts and carlike drivability by comparison, but the tough truck-based Econoline offers amenities like leather trim, CD changer, power driver seat and a reverse-sensing system, as well as hauling capabilities simply not possible with lighter-duty minivans.

With its makeover for 2008, the Ford Econoline Wagon moves closer to its rivals, specifically in terms of road-going dynamics. Thanks to its high roof option, the Dodge Sprinter offers the most cargo- and passenger-friendly compartment, while its class-best build quality and fuel economy make it the best choice for those with a bit more cash to spend. The Ford therefore aligns better with GM's Express and Savana (which feature mildly updated interiors and side curtain airbags this year), as they, too, feature a more traditional American work van design, providing a similarly rugged chassis, ample interior space and torque-rich engines. But the Econoline edges out the others for heavy-duty users with greater maximum payload ratings, available diesel V8 power and its legendary reliability record. If that describes what you're looking for, you won't go wrong choosing a 2008 Ford E-Series -- just ask five decades worth of customers.

2008 Ford Econoline Wagon configurations

The full-size 2008 Ford Econoline Wagon is available in three basic models: the eight-passenger E-150, the 11-passenger E-350 Super Duty and the 15-passenger E-350 Super Duty Extended. Each model is offered in basic XL or well-equipped XLT trim. Standard equipment on the base XL includes 16-inch steel wheels, Class I towing preparation, vinyl upholstery, front air-conditioning and an AM/FM radio. The uplevel XLT adds upgraded halogen headlights, chrome bumpers, cloth upholstery, rear air-conditioning, cruise control, powered accessories and a six-speaker CD stereo. The E-150 is available with a Premium Package, which includes leather-trimmed quad captain's chairs, keyless entry, privacy glass, running boards, two-tone paint and upgraded aluminum wheels. Among other available options are a sliding passenger-side door (versus the standard dual barn doors), upgraded towing packages, telescoping side towing mirrors, different seating configurations, power driver seat, an in-dash six-CD changer and an accessory rear-seat DVD entertainment system. Customers with special needs also have many options through custom-equipped aftermarket and mobility-enhancing conversions.

2008 Highlights

Ford significantly updates its E-Series "Econoline" full-size van for the first time in years with a bold new look up front and an upgraded chassis underneath, offering improved handling and braking along with greater load-carrying capability. Extended wagons that carry up to 15 passengers feature new, more comfortable rear seats.

Performance & mpg

Three different engines are available for the 2008 Ford E-Series. A 4.6-liter V8 with 225 horsepower and 286 pound-feet of torque is standard on the E-150. Optional on the E-150 and standard on all E-350 models is a 5.4-liter V8 rated at 255 hp and 350 lb-ft of torque. Each of these gasoline V8s comes with a four-speed automatic transmission. E-350 Super Duty buyers can upgrade to the 6.0-liter Power Stroke turbodiesel V8 generating 235 hp and 440 lb-ft of torque, backed by a five-speed automatic transmission. When properly equipped, maximum tow ratings range from 7,500 pounds for an E-150 to 10,000 pounds for an E-350 Super Duty with the diesel V8.

Safety

All 2008 Ford Econoline vans come standard with four-wheel antilock disc brakes and a manual deactivation switch for the front passenger airbag. The E-350 Super Duty with the 5.4-liter V8 features standard AdvanceTrac stability control with a rollover avoidance system. Traction control is optional on models without the stability control system.

Driving

It takes a lot of grunt to get more than 2.5 tons rolling, so we recommend the more powerful optional 5.4-liter gas V8 on the E-150. With the 2008 Ford Econoline vans, our choice is the available diesel V8 due to its superior torque and added cruising range. Despite its chassis improvements this year, the Econoline van is still a massive full-size vehicle with a huge turning circle that can make it awkward to maneuver in city traffic. It certainly wouldn't be our first choice as a daily driver -- unless we started to routinely haul around an entire soccer team. The experience improves dramatically during highway travel, where driver and passengers alike can relax and enjoy the E-Series' improved road manners and smoother ride.

Interior

Despite its redesign this year, the Ford Econoline passenger van is still a 1990s time warp inside with essentially the same instruments, switchgear and broad, ovoid dash as before. But most customers in this segment aren't expecting much else, and will appreciate the E-Series' functional setup with logically placed controls, large vents and plenty of walk-through space. The Econoline's optional captain's chairs offer individualized comfort for smaller families, though larger groups will also enjoy enhanced comfort this year with the all-new rear seats in 15-passenger models. Legroom is a bit tight for those sitting in the second row, however. Cargo capacity is one of the E-Series' strengths, of course, ranging from 237 to 275 cubic feet of maximum available space.


Consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2008 Ford Econoline Wagon.

Overall Consumer Rating

Most helpful consumer reviews

The big box
William,05/17/2009
I have owned many ford f350 trucks, and switched to a ford e350 van to be able to haul more people and keep my tools inside. All my trucks had problems and this van is no different. The trim was falling apart and making noise, the transmission overdrive went out, and now the fan motor has lost one of it's four speeds. I bought it when gas was outrageous and saved a load of money, which I will use to put in some real seats, and have some of the ultra cheap interior plastic panels replaced. If you need a big hauler and lots of space then go for it. Past history has shown me after some very troubling problems, eventually everything gets fixed for free by ford and then you are good to go.
Steering issues
Forman,02/16/2009
I have been driving 12 and 15 passenger vans for decades.We replaced our last 2000 Chevy 15 passenger van with the 2008 Ford E-350 15 passenger van and have had serious problems with the Ford steering and handling.The vehicle has enormous play in steering column at higher speeds on highway with significant drifting which is dangerous when passing tractor trailers. The van has been in repair shop 3-4 times (4000 miles) for steering issues and was realigned twice already. Roll Stability Control (RSC) sensors have been replaced at only 3000 miles and after replacing are defective again requiring another replacement. Plastic dashboard panel was replaced due to warping and it had only 2000 miles.
Room for Everyone!
Sam,04/07/2010
Our family bought this van after previously owning only mini-vans. It is nice to be able to fit friends and family in one vehicle when traveling to various school functions. It has been completely reliable and easy to drive--thanks to the rear sensors when backing up! Sound system is great and the comfort of rear heating and A/C keeps everyone happy. Fuel mileage runs about 12 mpg around town. It drives the same loaded to the gills as it does with one person.
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Features & Specs

MPG
N/A city / N/A hwy
Seats 8
4-speed automatic
Gas
225 hp @ 4800 rpm
MPG
N/A city / N/A hwy
Seats 8
4-speed automatic
Gas
225 hp @ 4800 rpm
MPG
N/A city / N/A hwy
Seats 12
4-speed automatic
Gas
255 hp @ 4500 rpm
MPG
N/A city / N/A hwy
Seats 15
4-speed automatic
Gas
255 hp @ 4500 rpm
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Safety

NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
    OverallNot Rated
    DriverNot Rated
    PassengerNot Rated
  • Side Crash Rating
    OverallNot Rated
  • Side Barrier Rating
    OverallNot Rated
    DriverNot Rated
    PassengerNot Rated
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings
    Front SeatNot Rated
    Back SeatNot Rated
  • Rollover
    Rollover3 / 5
    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of RolloverNot Rated

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Used 2008 Ford Econoline Wagon Van Overview

The Used 2008 Ford Econoline Wagon Van is offered in the following styles: E-150 XL 3dr Van (4.6L 8cyl 4A), E-150 XLT 3dr Van (4.6L 8cyl 4A), E-350 SD XL 3dr Van (5.4L 8cyl 4A), E-350 SD XL 3dr Ext Van (5.4L 8cyl 4A), E-350 SD XLT 3dr Van (5.4L 8cyl 4A), and E-350 SD XLT 3dr Ext Van (5.4L 8cyl 4A).

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