Ford Econoline Review from UK and Ireland

1975 Ford Econoline E-150 Cargo Van 300 Six cylinder

Model year1975
Year of manufacture1975
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 300 Six cylinder Manual
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.3 / 10
Distance when acquired250000 miles
Most recent distance260000 miles
Previous carAMC Eagle

Summary:

Tough, reliable, easy to find parts for cheap

Faults:

Alternator

Bad speedometer cable

Uses some oil.

General Comments:

Overall I have been very happy with this van. I drive it almost every day and it just keeps going. It is very easy to work on as well. The manual steering does get a little tiring at slow speeds, but going down the highway the steering effort is reduced to almost nothing. Being a cargo van it has tons of room to haul stuff, plus you can camp in it :) The 300 six has good low end although it is hardly a race engine. All in all I think it doesn't do too bad for a vehicle that is 30 years old.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 10th June, 2005

11th Jul 2005, 21:25

This is the guy who wrote the review. I am from the US not the Uk. But anyway, the van is still going strong. I painted it a nice red color to cover the hideous patch work of colors that was on it before.

13th Jul 2008, 19:41

So you covered up the mystery machine paintjob! Man you just killed the original.

Average review marks: 8.3 / 10, based on 1 review