I test drove a 2005 Ford E 150 today with only 62k miles on it.
Drove good, but here was something that I noticed.
When I was already up to about 45 mph, when i kicked the throttle down, the RPM would go up to about 4 and 5000rpm, and it just didn't feel like the power was getting to the ground for about 2 seconds or so. When it did seem to increase speed, it didn't jerk or feel like it had a lot of torque, it just gradually sped up. I am used to a bigger motor I assume, and thus the torque, but what I am questioning is why did the rpm raise and it not seem like it was immediately raising the speed? I understand an automatic will drop the gear or plate, but that takes a small amount of time and usually you feel a lot of torque.
Anyway, the van is in great shape otherwise, and the guy is asking 8500, but I got him down to 8000.
Whats the verdict?