2012 Ford E Series, worth buying vans

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From so many models of vans in market, 2012 Ford E Series ranks 4 out of so many vans. Reviewers and analysis said that the 2012 Ford E-Series is a decent work van with powerful optional engines and helpful work management systems, but it's missing a few key features that may make it a deal breaker for some. MSRP of 2012 Ford E Series is between $23,220 and $35,620. To be a pricey investment, you should have been more cautious. Let us check whether it is worth buying or not.

Details of 2012 Ford E-Series

The 2012 Ford E-Series comes in regular and extended wheelbases, as well as passenger Wagon or cargo Van body styles. Three models (E-150, E-250 and E-350) are available, and each comes in either XL, XLT or XLT Premium trim. Ford offers three gas-powered engines, though a V6, a diesel and all-wheel drive are all unavailable. This year, the E-Series gains a standard audio input jack, a new blue paint color and optional cast-aluminum wheels.

Performance description of 2012 Ford E-Series

As work vans go, the 2012 Ford E-Series is one of the most popular and easy-to-recognize members of its class. It was introduced in 1961, and remains one of the most common passenger vans on the road today. Reviewers continue to love the 2012 E-Series' powerful optional V10 engine, and they note that it's one of the only vans on the market that can hold up to 15 people. Plus, test drivers love Ford's optional Work Solutions system, which has a tool tracker, a vehicle fleet monitor, a Wi-Fi hotspot and a printer.

Competitors of 2012 Ford E-Series

Though test drivers say the Ford E-Series isn't bad for a work van, buyer can get some better choices in vans market. Shoppers who can give up some cargo and passenger space may be better served by the smaller Ford Transit Connect, which is much easier on fuel and has much better handling. Anyone who wants more cargo space than the E-Series can offer will likely be happier with the larger Nissan NV or Mercedes-Benz Sprinter. And perhaps most significantly, the E-Series lacks important safety features like head-curtain airbags and all-wheel drive.

Detail Reviews on 2012 Ford E-Series

Consumer Guide gives his view of 2012 Ford E-Series: "GM's vans offer all-wheel drive, driver-side cargo doors, and now, a diesel engine. Still, most minivans can do a full-sizer's job except when it comes to outright load space and towing capability. Econoline remains a solid workhorse for the Ford faithful."

Overall, though this is not a bad van, you can get better choices in market.

(Resource: usnews.com, reprinted by www.thepandacover.com who offers van covers over 10 years. To be a professional supplier of covers, you can get van covers/ MPV covers and other kinds of car covers for most makes and models here, such as Ford car cover and more.)

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