1989 Ford Econoline Conversion 351/5.8L from North America
Big, slow, and ugly
Nothing really, it seemed to be pretty reliable. We put a transmission cooler on it for towing.
The van was extremely comfortable, it had enormous room and was like a small apartment inside! Had a table in the back for eating and whatnot. Very neat.
We used the van to tow our 24ft boat. The 351 was decently strong, but left something to be desired when hitched to the boat. Hill climbing required full throttle and takeoffs held up traffic. Once it got rolling it just kind of glided on down the highway with 6,000lbs of boat at 70mph.
Gas mileage absolutely horrendous, like 10mpg city, and 15 highway.
All faults aside it was a neat van, but when we got rid of it in 2002 it was time for it to go. It was getting up there in the miles, and the engine was starting to knock badly, so we ditched it. Was fun while it lasted though, really cool on vacations and roadtrips. Wonderful ride.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 1st March, 2008