Reliable van, but really sucks every other way
Leaking freeze plug in aluminum head, possibly water pump leaking now.
Extremely, extremely, extremely rough riding.
Otherwise been very reliable.
I was never a Ford fan until I owned a Chevy...
Pros: Reliable, a little more powerful than what the Ford Econoline offers.
Cons: Everything else. Horrible build quality and materials. Poor MPG, even driving like a pro with an MPG computer. Around 12-13mpg very lightly loaded.
Extremely stiff, bone jarring, harsh and noisy ride. Stressful to drive as you're constantly trying to avoid every crack and pebble on the road. Just crossing the lane dots makes me cringe and grimace.
Even spending 1200.00 on the most expensive and highest rated Michelins didn't help. Installing Sulastic spring isolation helped, but it still sucks badly compared to any used Ford Econoline from 1975 and up.
Lots of wind noise, and it buffets itself in its own wake. On a dead calm day I'm looking at the trees wondering why it's blowing the van around.
Noisy, creaky, crunchy plastic junk interior. Horrible ergonomics.
Uncomfortable as hell. Poor seats. Creaky door panels if you even touch them. Everything you touch feels cheap and like it's about to crumble. Hard, scratchy feeling door panel bulges protrude right into your knees.
Flimsy poor body and sheet metal. I had to stuff the cargo doors with insulation because the reverberation of the thin, cheap metal. It's ironic, such a flimsy, cheap, effeminate body on such an antique, WWI military chassis that must have been made from old shovels.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 10th May, 2011