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Old 04-04-2014, 09:46 PM
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I have no problem with the Econoline.
Maybe I'm just used to them since I've been driving them since about 1978.
The only real plus I can give the Econoline is that it's a damned sight better than the Express. But that ain't really saying much, if you think about it. Horrible fuel mileage, ponderous handling (if you even call it that), a ride that'll knock your teeth fillings out empty or loaded, brakes that require major advanced planning (even with 4 wheel discs and ABS- how do they manage that?), awful seats, total lack of modern amenities... I mean honestly, this is 2014. Any proper van has sliding doors on both sides, powered, backup camera, Navigation, etc etc etc. It's like driving a brand new commercial vehicle... circa 1980.

Yes, it's cheap, durable, and reliable. That just isn't good enough anymore.
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Old 04-04-2014, 09:56 PM
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My only complaint with the Econolines was once you put a subfloor in to store your ladders, you had to crawl around on your hands and knees to access anything...or even if you didn't have a subfloor, still stooping to operate within it.
I guess that goes for any van.
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Yeah, that is the cool thing about the sprinter type vans... You can stand up in them
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Old 04-04-2014, 10:03 PM
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Yeah, that is the cool thing about the sprinter type vans... You can stand up in them
It's huge when you work out of them.
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Old 04-05-2014, 07:12 AM
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Thanks Ernie, now I want to sell my van and buy a Transit.
Although I should be able to get another 10 years out of this one.
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So Duncan is going to look like a soccer mom driving around all day...Gotcha..

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If your willing to make the trip...I would gladly stomp the bag. Haha
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