Wednesday, May 18, 2005
Ford Econoline E-350. I've never been a real fan of vans. I prefer pickups, but Vans are every contractor's required vehicle. Since Dodge dropped the Ram Van series a few years ago and brought over the Sprinter (see below) and GM gave their full size van a makeover a few years ago, the Econoline is looking a little aged. I wonder would it be to Ford's advantage to bring their Transit series of commercial vans to the US? With their diesel engines and newer design, wouldn't one of the most popular commercial vehicles in the world fit in here? I'm not sure if it should replace the Econoline or be sold along side, but I'm seeing a lot of new Sprinters here in suburban NY. Con Edison uses them and Verizon and others won't be far behind. Just a thought, let me know what you think.