2016 is the last year for the T&C. That year should work fine.Currently have an 05 Limited and its been an amazing vehicle. Looking to upgrade to something affordable with the same high end options. I see 2012 thru 2016 but should I pay a bit more for something newer?
I disagree. Our 4th gen (07 3.8L) needed $100 in parts every couple weekends. Burned oil and clogged the cat in the process. Only a matter of time till the new one clogged. Dash LEDs kept burning out. Sliding door lock actuators failed. EGR failed. Alternator. Rear shocks. Etc. Rust was forming on the rear dog legs. It was 7 years old when we sold it.This is really a loaded question.
The 4th gens are generally bulletproof and trouble free.
The 5th gens however require proper maintenance to stay reliable.
The case of which, if you buy the wrong one, it may be a serious downgrade.
I'd personally stick with the 4th gen as it's a more solid vehicle than the 5th gens.
No, that's why he has two. One for parts, and one for driving.I would get rid of those two Ford trucks instead.
You should open your own company to solve Snow Mexico's rust problems. Either the product or the service, or bothEffective Corrosion protection makes all the difference in the world to a vehicle in the north, that gets much exposure to salted roads. The longer wheelbase 4th Generation models tend to rust more especially in the dog leg area.
By effective, I mean not the hyped up typical Dealer applied stuff, that's hit and miss as to application, or stuff sprayed on by Yahoos who don't understand the vehicle corrosion areas that need to be covered, inside and out. Rattlecan applications don't work that well either. For example, Dealership applications don't seem to cover the area over the rear wheels. Their applications are typically a waxoil which hardens, eventually cracks, and harbors rust.
My 2002 GC Sport was driven daily on the highway to and from work 30 min each way. When sold in 2018 it was in great shape. Rear axle and track bar were OE, so were the front struts and towers. No major body work.
The 2007 GC SXT is still going strong being fully treated with Fluid Film most every year. Has a few dents from colliding with a deer.
Anyway, back on track, I expect my 2016 GC to remain rust free with annual treatments of Krown or Fluid Film. Owners that complain about rusted vehicles haven't typically taken effective measures to prevent it from happening. I'm convinced, in most cases, It doesn't need to be.
The 99 has superchips propane injection and edge programmer. It has 325rwhp setup for towing. It is very fun to drive an will seriously set you back in your seat when you floor it. I also have a second 2001 I acquired with a camper I purchased. Its a extended cab longbox in pristine condition also with 7.3. 2wd only though.. I love my old Ford diesels2014+ will have heavy duty brakes as standard equipment. Other than that and the different oil filter for the same years, there is no difference between 2011-2016(-2020 for Caravan).
Levy's a Chevy guy for the most part. That's why he's hating on the Fords. Them 7.3s are beasts.