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Old 01-21-2008, 02:30 PM   #1
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1996 Ford RB E250/ 351 4x4 ?

Any comments on this pre-owned Sportsmobile in Utah? I'm not crazy about the floor plan but the price and mileage sound good.
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Old 01-21-2008, 03:00 PM   #2
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Which van on what site?
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Old 01-21-2008, 03:12 PM   #3
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1996 Ford RB E250/ 351 4x4

http://www.sportsmobile.com/z-PO_calif.html (2nd from top)

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I don't like the teal with the white. Panion has that fabric and it looks good with the wood interior.

I like my side door unblocked, and it looks like the counter comes in front of the second side door. I find it easier to get in an out of the van with both doors open too.

The couch doesn't offer forward facing seating which is an issue for some people, and my brother and his wife had that same bed (I'm pretty sure) in his Sprinter and it is too small for them to sleep together.

I'd say the new tires and the rear locker are definite pluses. And aside from taste issues (layout etc) it seems pretty good. They're pretty adamant about the no rust/no salt thing- that seemed kind of weird.
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Old 01-21-2008, 10:37 PM   #5
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Looks like a deal...10 years in a garage and only 50k miles

The only thing is resale value and the older engine. A 6.8 or 5.4 is an upgrade over the old 351...not to say the 351 is bad, just older technology.
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Maybe the no salt thing, but rust? I don't know. It is only natural given oxidation.
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