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Old 07-11-2005, 21:01   #1 (permalink)
Charles Pisano
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Ford E-150 Van

I had a couple of these when I was a young hoe hopper. And I would like
to relive a fond memory and get one for camping and trips from Fla to
the north east. How are the new ones? Gas mileage?

I test drove one recently and it felt solid. But they insist on selling
it with an 8 cyl/?? I drove a Chevy Astro van immediatly after and could
feel the difference (cheapness of the Chevy). Is Ford much better?

Can I get it in a 6???
They gave me a good offer on one that had some upgrades such as seats
and body color and power window and locks etc. -around $18,300 plus tax
and tag.

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Old 07-12-2005, 08:01   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Ford E-150 Van


"Charles Pisano" <pisanochas@webtv.net> wrote in message
news:28879-42D31DD4-259@storefull-3273.bay.webtv.net...
> I had a couple of these when I was a young hoe hopper. And I would like
> to relive a fond memory and get one for camping and trips from Fla to
> the north east. How are the new ones? Gas mileage?
>
> I test drove one recently and it felt solid. But they insist on selling
> it with an 8 cyl/?? I drove a Chevy Astro van immediatly after and could
> feel the difference (cheapness of the Chevy). Is Ford much better?
>
> Can I get it in a 6???


let me tell you a short story and you'll decide against the 6

several of our local contractors...electricians, HVAC guys, carpenters, have
full-size Chevy and Dodge vans with the v-6's

they bought them for 'better mileage.....but with any load atall, it's
pedal-to-the-metal most all the time

they actuall get worse mileage than they would with a 350 or 360





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Old 08-01-2005, 12:01   #3 (permalink)
scott and barb
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Re: Ford E-150 Van

Best ford van I ever drove was a 3 speed overdrive manual and a straight 6.
Good mileage and would pull well...this was 1982 though...
"TranSurgeon" <nobulltrans@mchsi.dotcom> wrote in message
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> "Charles Pisano" <pisanochas@webtv.net> wrote in message
> news:28879-42D31DD4-259@storefull-3273.bay.webtv.net...
> > I had a couple of these when I was a young hoe hopper. And I would like
> > to relive a fond memory and get one for camping and trips from Fla to
> > the north east. How are the new ones? Gas mileage?
> >
> > I test drove one recently and it felt solid. But they insist on selling
> > it with an 8 cyl/?? I drove a Chevy Astro van immediatly after and could
> > feel the difference (cheapness of the Chevy). Is Ford much better?
> >
> > Can I get it in a 6???

>
> let me tell you a short story and you'll decide against the 6
>
> several of our local contractors...electricians, HVAC guys, carpenters,

have
> full-size Chevy and Dodge vans with the v-6's
>
> they bought them for 'better mileage.....but with any load atall, it's
> pedal-to-the-metal most all the time
>
> they actuall get worse mileage than they would with a 350 or 360
>
>
>
>
>



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