Passenger models have seating for eight occupants on two front buckets and a pair of three-passenger bench seats. Functionality - Wouldn't you think that after all these years that Ford would figure out that you would want to slide a 4' x 8' sheet of plywood or drywall without having to tilt it to get it through the doors? Swing-out doors are the only choice at the rear. True to its nature and purpose, the 2008 Ford Econoline offers features geared more toward the commercial user than the family driver. Single and dual-rear-wheel trims are available. The two larger engines, along with the 5.
Maybe it's the fact that the front suspension is offset to the left with one tire is sticking out from the left fender and the other inset. Powertrains and Performance E-Series cargo van buyers have four different engines to choose from, all sending power to the rear wheels. The 2008 Ford Econoline is a very specific vehicle for drivers with very specifics needs, and the low numeric rating given by TheCarConnection. Factory installed options such as the Masterack tool storage system and the QuietFlex rack and bin system allow owners to custom-tailor their vans to better suit specific work-related requirements. Not much has changed inside, but the latest E-Series is visually distinguished from its predecessors outside with a rugged new front end treatment borrowed from Ford's Super Duty trucks featuring a new grille, bumpers, fascia and headlamps.
If that describes what you're looking for, you won't go wrong choosing a 2008 Ford E-Series work van -- just ask five decades worth of customers. If you require a van with all-wheel drive, only the Chevrolet Express Van can fulfill your needs. A look at the Fair Purchase Price will show you what the E-Series is going for in your area, so be sure to take a look at it before you begin negotiations. Terrible vibration on hard acceleration that dealer cannot fix and blames on valve float??? Also, hesitation after almost coming to a stop and hitting the gas. Fuel efficiency is brilliant +800Kms on 75 Litres I have never been more impressed with a commercial vehicle, and I believe it should be compared in favour with comfort and performance of a smaller passenger vehicle.
The E-Series benefits from improved ride and handling dynamics this year that give it a newfound confidence on the road, but despite its chassis improvements this is still a massive full-size vehicle with a huge turning circle that can make it awkward to maneuver in city traffic. Ford have got this one right. Carrying over are a multitude of choices in terms of power and hauling capability, depending on the size and weight of the gear you need to carry. Engine drone is less noticeable than in Ford vans of the distant past. Large flush-mounted side glass provides an excellent view from within.
Ranging from 237 cubic feet enough for 7 passengers to 275 cubic feet 15 passengers , the E-series vehicles are designed to allow you to carry a lot. The base engine is a 225-horsepower, 4. Hello and today we have a 2008 Ford Transit T350 Crewvan, this is a 6 seater and is very versatile you can use it for work or play and it has great spec and a 6 speed manual gearbox so it will be economical on road trips and plenty of luggage space in the rear comment, like, share and subscribe Thanks for watching! Even in its lightest form, with the higher-output engine, the drivetrain's performance is more akin to moving a house than moving a vehicle. . But hey at least there's six cup holders for a 2 seat van. The Transit handles like a nimble hatchback on busy city roads, and cruises effortlessly humming on an open motorway. Driving Impressions It takes a lot of grunt to get more than 2.
Standard-length vans have a maximum cargo capacity of 230 cubic feet, while extended-length vans check in with a voluminous 271 cubic feet of space. Faults: Nothing, it is a new vehicle. The options list is bewildering, not to mention the drivetrain and chassis choices. Thanks to its high-roof options, the Dodge Sprinter offers the most cargo-friendly compartment that you can walk upright in , while its class-best build quality and fuel economy make it the best choice for those with a bit more cash to spend. The new, larger grille serves another purpose in addition to making the vehicle look more defined: it allows more air to pass through the cooling systems.
Unfortunately, all models are short on safety features and lack the interior comfort of more state-of-the-art vehicles. Traditionally more concerned with function than form, designers of the 2008 Ford Econoline have this year given some attention to dressing up the workhorse--though the jury is still out as to whether the makeover is as radical as Ford's marketing department claims. It brought back great memories of our family traveling around the country in our van. The optional Reverse Sensing System, however, which warns about objects behind the vehicle while backing up, should appeal to families with children playing or leaving toys in the driveway as well as to contractors wishing to, as NewCars. Skip to details on the: , Exterior Offered in one length, both the E-150 van and wagon have a 138-inch wheelbase and are 212 inches long overall.
Skip to details on the: , Exterior Offered in one length, both the E-150 van and wagon have a 138-inch wheelbase and are 212 inches long overall. This is an aging vehicle and some reviews suggest that it's dated. In terms of safety, the Ford Econoline does not offer side impact airbags, and stability control is standard only on the E-350 Econoline, while anti-lock brakes are standard across the line. Swing-out doors are the only choice at the rear. Most reviewers agree that style is not the selling point of the Econoline.
If you're looking for a family hauling vehicle, the E-Series is not as refined or as quiet inside as a full-size Expedition or Excursion. Each drives a four-speed automatic transmission. Extended vans are 20 inches longer overall but have the same 138-inch wheelbase; maximum cargo volume is 275. The Econoline earns a three-star rating for rollover protection. Agree about brakes, steering and load capacity are great, but does have harsh ride and wanders more on interstate compared to 2004 model.
I hope you aren't one of the unlucky people who've had one of these Transits fall apart around them. The base structure, inside and out, really hasn't changed much, according to Edmunds. Unlike the Dodge Sprinter, there is no optional driver side door, nor different roof heights. With relatively light steering, an E-150 maneuvers almost as easily as a smaller van. An engine-only traction control system is also available on most models. These two gas V8s are backed by a four-speed automatic transmission. Ford promises steering and handling upgrades with this year's model.