1998 Ford Econoline Club Wagon 4.6L from North America
Reliable car with good repair record, but thirsty on gas
Replaced radiator 2x
Replaced front heater core 1x
Replaced rear heater core 1x
Replaced piping to rear heater core 1x
Replaced voltage regulator 1x
Replaced all front suspension components 1x
Replaced front brakes multiple x
Replaced spark plugs multiple x
Changed tranny fluid 2x
Paint is starting to peel after 10+ yrs.
Overall, the van is good and is quite reliable. It is quite thirsty, though, with 16mpg being the average. They key is to have it full of people when it's on the road!
I have been very pleased with my van. Maintenance costs are low, with the exception of front brakes. It eats front brakes.
Most maintenance and repairs can be done by the weekend mechanic. The spark plugs are very deeply recessed in the head, so they are very tricky to replace.
Great comfort for long road trips. A/C is awesome (meat locker quality)
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 5th January, 2010