1985 Ford Econoline XLT 4.9 from North America
A beast. Probably the most powerful vehicle ever made
Fuel filter at 120,000.
Wire to alternator at 130,000 wasn't charging.
The strong 300 inline six pulled a 16ft trailer 4ft tall off shingles.
Lots of room.
No heater or A/C.
Rattles badly, but it is 27 years old.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 1st June, 2012
2nd Jun 2012, 07:23
Too powerful wow.
A 1980's American vehicle with a 4.9L engine is probably around 180bhp.
If you want to experience power, try swapping that engine with the 7.3L V8 and supercharge it :P.
2nd Jun 2012, 08:26
"A beast. Probably the most powerful vehicle ever made"
- Don't tell that to the Bugatti Veyron!!!
4th Jun 2012, 08:29
"Too powerful" Are you joking? A 1985 Econoline with a 4.9 liter inline six -" the most powerful vehicle ever made"? I hate to burst your bubble, but it put out about 120 hp. That engine put out 145hp tops (in the 1990's).
What will be the title of your next review - "1963 Volkswagen 111 Sedan - The fastest car ever made"?
6th Jun 2012, 00:21
Faults: Too powerful??
8th Jun 2012, 14:34
Obviously his intent was amusing hyperbole, and the 300 six is a sufficiently powerful engine and very appropriate to the Econoline's purpose: it may only produce less than 150 horsepower, but torque was prodigious, and as in most long-stroke inline-sixes, made down low. High torque at low RPMs is really the key to enjoyable motoring.