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Just traded off the 2015 for a 2016

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And I am so much happier with this new van. Went from a 2015 low roof 350 with an anemic 3.7 that was getting 14.5 mpg average per tank to a new 2016 mid roof 350 with the ecoboost. Tons more power, no more downshifting to get over every anthill-size incline in the road, and the mileage on the same trip that would normally net 15.5 was 18.4 according to the dash readout. Going through town it got up to 20.3, which I've never seen with the other van.

It's a lot easier to get up to speed in traffic, too... No more revving it to the moon to get up to speed. I don't think I ever even got past 20% throttle on the on ramp coming home, and it had plenty of muscle to get it to 65.
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I still get animated when people ask me about the Transit and the 3.5L engine. People just do not understand how powerful it really is until they drive one. I can put 2 roadrace motorcycles and 600+lbs of gear in the van then tow a trailer with 3 more bikes in it and the T350 gives zero phucks! It does not care at all about the weight and my mileage barely suffers as well even on the hilly terrain of the California mountains. Absolutely amazing engine with just the right balance of acceleration versus torque matched to the gearing.
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