1975 Ford Econoline Review

1975 Ford Econoline E-150 Cargo Van 300 Six cylinder from UK and Ireland

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