1994 Ford Econoline V8 5.0 gasoline from North America
Do not take a 94 model
The suspension is horrible and makes the driving dangerous. It is like sailing a boat on a bad sea.
Cruise control & ABS are out of order.
Handling very imprecise.
The motor seems good and have power. Transmission is OK
It is very roomy and have a lot of pockets to place things.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 16th December, 2004
17th Dec 2004, 06:26
Did you not drive this vehicle before you bought it?
Wouldn't the suspension and handling shortcomings have been apparent to you then?
Seems like you would only have yourself to blame!
26th Dec 2004, 22:52
YOu are right I just bought the car on an auction. I had an aerostar before and I was not very familiar with this new kind of car. I now feel the handling better and the suspension good. I think it is a good car.
Still the cruise control is not working and I hear some strange noises when I pass over a hole.
5th Jun 2005, 18:25
I to have a 94 e150, if the cruise control and horn both don't work chances are it is what they call a clock key spring that is wrong with it. mine is horrible on gas 10-13mpg hwy, suspension is bad as well after $600 of work and the ABS light goes on and off at will for no reason. I have th 4.9 6cyl which I have heard is one of the best engines made and have heard others have gotten 500k-900k and still going. yes, it is very roomy and comfy though.
Stalls and dies without warning in heat after 100 to 200 miles of constant driving not sure if it is the ignition relay or a weak fuel pump?
5th May 2009, 01:28
The comment about the steering being imprecise is accurate. I own a 1994, and did not test drive it as it was my dad's, and then it became mine after he passed away.
I suspect that it being top heavy and having an under-rated narrow rear axle causes this van to float or fishtail when any sudden jerk of the steering wheel is necessary. That float will then cause an over-correction by the driver trying to line the front and rear wheels up again, but the problem compounds with each attempt. This happens in a second or two, and at 75mph you will probably roll the vehicle. Any evasive maneuvers are to be avoided at all costs. This van is a chore to drive, never take your eye off the road as a little drift will turn into a nightmare.
Check stats on vehicle van rollovers where no other vehicle was involved just the van. The numbers will shock you.