Great van, but needs rear door re-engineered!
The van runs great with the 138,000 miles on it. The biggest problem I have is the rear door. The rear door had badly worn shocks on it, which makes it very heavy and difficult to lift (but the door shut and operates perfectly). The hinges seem to be in good condition as well. I replaced the shocks with new shocks from the local parts store, now the bottom of the door hits the jamb (bottom of jamb) and the latch. I took the shocks back to the parts store, employee said he had never seen anything like this before. I then went to the local wrecking yard to look at and purchase Ford rear door shocks for my van. The very same thing happened again, the wrecking yard crew had never seen anything like this before either. They had a yard van (for carrying junk and parts) they used and had continously left the rear door open as they drove rather roughly through the wrecking yard, you guessed it, not a problem ever, opens and shuts perfectly every time. If you read this and have any thoughts or comments please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org I'm at the end of my rope here and nobody around has ever seen or heard of this problem before. Thanks for your help in advance.
I love the van except for the rear door!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 7th July, 2002