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Ford transit 350 hd xlt
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By Nathan Gilmore
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2016 Ford Transit Wagon 350 HD XLT High Roof w/Extended Length 3dr Passenger Van DRW (3.5L 6cyl Turbo 6A)


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Amazing quiet ride.


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Stay away from this junk
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By Analytic1234
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2016 Ford Transit Wagon 350 XLT Medium Roof 3dr Passenger Van (3.7L 6cyl 6A)


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This very poorly designed vehicle has been a nightmare to own, with only 17,000 miles experienced the following. 1. Brakes worn out even with mostly highway driving. I am purposely light on the brakes on all my vehicles to preserve them and it doesn't matter onT350. 2. All seat release latches break like dry Play-Doh and Ford says tough luck. 3. Throttle body failure & in 5 contacts with Ford never mentioned recall until I called out of town dealer, almost hit for $1,500 repair. 4. Front struts leaking $1,600 replacement cost. 5. Front tires worn out at 17k due to poor factory alignment. 6. Leaning against van or waxing can dent van. I have never experienced metal so thin on a car. 7. XLT base package rear windows do not open - never even thought to look, unimaginable. 8. Air conditioning insufficient when outside temp over 95 degrees - sweaty hot and friggen windows don't open. Also blowers extremely noisy. Vents do not point low enough to cool body as moving down further trstricts air flow until vent shuts off. 9. Flex in body over ordinary road creates noisy interior, like riding inside a base drum. We wear earplugs to save hearing and avoid fatigue. 10. Rear A/C has box on floor "Do Not Step" but almost unavoidable where placed and you WILL break. Cover with a metal plate. 11. Size of outboard rear seats almost a joke. 12. Fleet operation reviews suggest fast wear-out. I would agree, as overall this vehicle is flimsy at best. We are stuck with it, but will NEVER buy a Ford vehicle again, after 35 years of being a Ford guy, having owned 10 grand Marquis variants, two Town Cars, 3 Ford Trucks, and this piece of crap. My ADVICE: Run, don't walk away from anyone trying to sell you one of these things.


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A van that drives and feels like a car
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By Christina Olar
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2016 Ford Transit Wagon 350 XL Low Roof w/60/40 Passenger Side Door 3dr Passenger Van (3.7L 6cyl 6A)


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After ten years of driving a 2005 Chevrolet Express 15-passenger van, we've been amazed by the great contrast between the old Chevy Express and the new 12-passenger Ford Transit Wagon. The Transit is a van and almost the same size as the Express, but it drives so smoothly and turns so easily -- and the interior is so quiet, lacking the usual rattle and bang of a van -- that it handles more like a car than a van. It makes for a much more pleasant drive for the driver and ride for the passengers. The turning radius is much more easy to deal with than it was with the old Express: much easier to get in and out of parking spaces, and backing up is much safer with the rear camera. We also have just as much cargo space as the Express, but don't need to pull out a bench to get the cargo space.


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I have hatred in my heart for this vehicle.
8 of 9 people found this review helpful
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By Mac Besh
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2016 Ford Transit Wagon 150 XL Low Roof w/60/40 Passenger Side Door 3dr Passenger Van (3.7L 6cyl 6A)


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Don't, just don't. I've never ridden in such an uncomfortable and horrible vehicle in my life. As the driver, the front seats are decent for short trips but anything more then 4 hours and you will be cursing. The radio controls are confusing and too far away. You have to lean forward to reach them. There's also a tiny tiny tiny screen used for the backup camera. For your passengers..? Your passengers will hate you. There is no leg room. Think of the worst airline that has limited your legroom so they can have an extra row of seats and you have the Ford Transit Van. You try to sit an angle so you can get comfortable but you are either leaning on hard cheap plastic or your legs hit the unforgiving seat belt buckles that stick out and can't be tucked in. Then, there are a couple of cup holders and USB charging ports but they're randomly placed so if you don't get the right seat you just get to stare at the guy next to you and wonder why you've angered the good lord so much that he's put you in this predicament. I actually hate this vehicle and can't understand how Ford engineers could have created such a monstrosity. If a Ford designer ever sees this, you have dramatically failed and should never design another anything again. Please retire, you don't know how to build a vehicle.


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good for camper van
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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By richard Schroeder
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2016 Ford Transit Wagon 350 XLT High Roof 3dr Passenger Van (3.7L 6cyl 6A)


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we purchased the transit wagon 350 lwb high roof 3.5 ecoboost. with only about 500 mile on it i have been impressed on the mileage, road handling and spaciousness. we are going to change into a semi camper van. it offered the best options at a resonable price point.


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