1997 Ford Econoline Reviews

1997 Ford Econoline E150 4.2 V6 from North America

Model year1997
Year of manufacture1996
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2011
Engine and transmission 4.2 V6 Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.5 / 10
Distance when acquired110000 miles
Most recent distance181000 miles

Summary:

Awesome American van

Faults:

Nothing major has gone wrong. Just regular wear and tear.

Brakes, tires, belt tension, etc.

General Comments:

Very, very reliable and dependable van.

Lots of room for storage.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 22nd December, 2011

1997 Ford Econoline E250 5.4L from North America

Model year1997
Year of manufacture1997
First year of ownership2008
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 5.4L Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired125000 miles
Most recent distance138000 miles
Previous carFord Cargo Van

Summary:

A great American workhorse!

Faults:

Starter replaced at 126,000.

Coil on number 4 cylinder. Replaced at 135,000.

General Comments:

We use Ford Cargo vans for pick-ups around town lugging medical equipment. We currently own 3 Ford Cargo Vans, and they are all extremely reliable.

The gas mileage ranges from 13-16 MPG, depending on driver / traffic.

The drivers seat is comfortable if equipped with armrests, otherwise - not so great. I never understood why Ford could not put a glove box in the cab, but the center console will do.

We run Hankook tires and have found them to be the best fit for the Ford vans, as well as Motorcraft spark plugs and Mobil 1 synthetic oil.

We plan on adding more vehicles to our fleet, and they will be Fords.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 31st October, 2008

24th May 2009, 09:43

Please, I just want to know if the Ford Econoline 250 1997 model is good to use as a commercial vehicle for the transportation of people?

1997 Ford Econoline SE 450 from North America

Year of manufacture1997
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 450 Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.2 / 10
Distance when acquired56000 miles
Most recent distance91000 miles

Summary:

I love this car

Faults:

Spark plug blew out.

Rotor had a crack.

General Comments:

This car does not do good in snow - very slow to stop.

It is very comfortable riding van, especially with a lot of people.

It handles well off road.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 19th September, 2001

Average review marks: 7.9 / 10, based on 3 reviews