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Old 12-03-2012, 08:51 PM   #1
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Anyone own a Ford E-Wagon? UPDATE & THANK YOU!!

I'm looking into buying one and wanted a little feedback. My Dodge van is just not big enough. Thanks



Just wanted to thank all that gave me great feedback! It helped me a lot! I ordered my 2013 E-150 this morning! Can't wait to get it!

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Old 12-04-2012, 07:57 AM   #2
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Well, they are the top choice of TV stations for their live trucks. The E350 1 ton versions. We've got 4 of them here, 3 with over 200,000 miles on them, and some of our competitiors have close to 500,000 miles on theirs.
They are indestructable.
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Old 12-04-2012, 08:18 AM   #3
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Thanks TVguy. Just what I needed to hear! I'm interested in this van to travel with dogs to dog shows. I need something with more space than a Grand Caravan.
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Old 12-04-2012, 10:40 AM   #4
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We have a E350 van and love it! Ours is used for kid hauling and towing our camper. As the PP said they are bullet proof. My only complaint is that it's rear wheel drive and kinda sucky in snow. They do make 4x4 models but those are really pricey. There's tons of space in it with the seats removed.
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Old 12-04-2012, 12:39 PM   #5
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Make sure you talk to your insurance company, insurance is different on minivans versus commercial style vans.
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Old 12-04-2012, 12:42 PM   #6
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The E-150 and E-350 are not automatically commercial vans.

It sounds like the E-150 would would better then the E-350 for what you are doing. We have a 92 that we used as a tow vehicle and it is still going strong.
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Old 12-04-2012, 01:14 PM   #7
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The E-150 and E-350 are not automatically commercial vans.

It sounds like the E-150 would would better then the E-350 for what you are doing. We have a 92 that we used as a tow vehicle and it is still going strong.
It was a broad statement, some insurance companies classify them as commercial regardless of their registration status and will not insure them per their own policies.
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It was a broad statement, some insurance companies classify them as commercial regardless of their registration status and will not insure them per their own policies.
I would guess that only applies if they were not equipped from the factory with seats in the back.

Interesting point, and one I have never heard of before.
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Thanks for all the feedback. Definitely all valid points to consider. I think the E-150 will be just right for what I need. E-350 way more power than I need.
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Haven't kept up with power plant offering on E-150. If they are offering an Ecoboost in it take a hard look at it.

Power of a V-8, economy of a V-6.
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A few more questions about your vans;

Do you all own the ext van or regular? If regular length,do you feel its a lot more room than say, a caravan ? Were the seats hard to remove? Thanks in advance. I'm going next Thursday to shop for my new van! Pretty psyched!
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Do you all own the ext van or regular? If regular length,do you feel its a lot more room than say, a caravan ? Were the seats hard to remove? Thanks in advance. I'm going next Thursday to shop for my new van! Pretty psyched!
183 cubic feet from drivers seat to back doors in a Caravan, 237 cubic feet in a short wheelbase E-150, 278 cubic feet in the extended E150. So the short E-150 has 30% more cargo room than a Caravan.
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183 cubic feet from drivers seat to back doors in a Caravan, 237 cubic feet in a short wheelbase E-150, 278 cubic feet in the extended E150. So the short E-150 has 30% more cargo room than a Caravan.


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Old 12-09-2012, 11:47 AM   #14
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Haven't kept up with power plant offering on E-150. If they are offering an Ecoboost in it take a hard look at it.

Power of a V-8, economy of a V-6.
Ford's discontinuing the full-size van altogether, so no ecoboost option as the only ones available would be used or leftovers from last year's model.
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Ford's discontinuing the full-size van altogether, so no ecoboost option as the only ones available would be used or leftovers from last year's model.
Ford is not discontinuing the full size van. They are restyling it, and switching the name from Econoline to Transit, and it will look more like the Dodge Sprinter. And the switch isn't due until the 2014 model year.

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