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#210770 - 07/31/13 06:57 PM Ford ends Econoline
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This is the last year for the E series Ford van.
It will be replaced with the Transit in 2014.
Here is a link to an article with pictures of the new van -
Ford replaces Econoline with Transit in 2014

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#210771 - 07/31/13 08:25 PM Re: Ford ends Econoline [Re: WNYJim]
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E350 long wheelbase vans were my choice. Had one diesel , rest were all gas. Workhorses, yes; reliable, yes; gas guzzlers, yes. Sad to see them go!

That said, I see a lot of ECs going for the Sprinters, mostly the Dodge, a few Mercedes. One EC has something that looks like a Transit, but it's badgeless & wrapped.
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#210775 - 07/31/13 10:37 PM Re: Ford ends Econoline [Re: WNYJim]
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I had 2 econolines, a long bed and a stretch.

They were both work horses.

They got 13 mpg, going fast, going slow, empty, loaded down to the snubbers or pulling my boat ... 13
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#210776 - 07/31/13 11:31 PM Re: Ford ends Econoline [Re: HotLine1]
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Originally Posted By: HotLine1
E350 long wheelbase vans were my choice. Had one diesel , rest were all gas. Workhorses, yes; reliable, yes; gas guzzlers, yes. Sad to see them go!

That said, I see a lot of ECs going for the Sprinters, mostly the Dodge, a few Mercedes. One EC has something that looks like a Transit, but it's badgeless & wrapped.

The brand badging depends on what year it is, they were put together from knockdown kits and badged Dodge, Freightliner & Mercedes depending on the year.

I read that whole article and was hugely dissapointed they did not mention available engines, was hoping to see a diesel option.





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#210777 - 08/01/13 08:37 AM Re: Ford ends Econoline [Re: WNYJim]
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I see that is an old article, and there is a 5 cyl diesel option.

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