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1242015 Ford Transit

Losing The Econoline Just Got A Whole Lot Easier

As a segment, fullsize vans are stealth-fighter invisible on most consumers' radar. Visit a dealership for any of the four brands that offer them and you'll be lucky to find even one on display. These are commercial vehicles primarily, even more so than pickup trucks. Vans are the shuttles for plumbers, caterers, carpenters, concrete layers, masons, electricians, florists and flooring, and a huge part of this country's productivity is accomplished using them. At the moment, Ford is the 800-pound

26Vandoleros Club proves vans are still rockin'

That last time vans – not minivans, real 'man vans' – were cool for carrying anything other than cargo or clandestine operatives, the public didn't know what the Internet was, "Daisy Duke" referred to a character and not her jean shorts, and BA Baracus was pitying fools once a week on national television.

23Ford recalls select Explorer, E-Series vans

Just a few days ago we brought you news that Ford had issued a recall on 28,000 units of the Edge crossover for problems related to the fuel line. But now the Blue Oval has issued recall notices on two more of its larger vehicles.

236How Ford plans to phase out the best-selling E-Series

In a commercial market where "change" is a four-letter word, Ford has a lot of explaining to do.

22Terrahawk shows you how to erect a mobile sniper's tower in under two minutes

Just one minute and 45 seconds after purchasing a Mobile Utility Surveillance Tower from Terrahawk, you can have a (low-flying) bird's-eye view of your surroundings. You'll be more comfortable than any bird, however, in your climate-controlled guard tower, but you might be slightly more constrained when it comes to handling your 'business.'

9Autoblog Podcast #195 - Econoline, Panamera, hot-rod Foresters, Pik-Ups and Mount Washington

Click above for the Autoblog Podcast in iTunes, RSS or listen now!

37Ford E-Series celebrates 50 years with a special edition

Ford celebrates 50 years of Econoline – Click above for high-res image gallery

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