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2010 Ford Econoline | Baierl Truck Depot | Wexford, PA

 

Welcome to the historic foundations of America's famous full-sized van, the Ford Econoline (later known as E-150) Van. In the year 2000, the Ford Econoline Van got a tilt-steering wheel. In the year 2008 it got an upgraded grille. We are talking some serious continuity and stability in an industry that thrives on changing knobs to buttons and back again in just 6 months time. There are practical and economical reasons for this longevity in addition to the kitsche-classic humor of the old stand alone van. You can still find a good used Econoline van, though it might not be the precise year you sought.

The last year it was produced was in 2014. Yet with a little searching you can find used Ford Econoline Vans dating back into the 1970's. Try looking for one that costs $2300 today. Used Ford Econoline vans may sell for anywhere from $2000 to $10,000 depending on its accessories, year and condition.

Limited Upgrades

 

The prior to the 2014 upgrade, the last full redesign happened during the time when George Bush was President of the United States of America. Go ahead and check that bit of trivia. (Not the son, the father. 1989) This is one solid van and one determined company.

It is good business sense to not change something that is working well. But, in addition to this basic fact, many companies used Ford Econoline Vans for their business fleets. Any changes that Ford made in the basic Econoline van rippled through hundreds of company branded vehicles, resulting in significant expense for many of Ford's primary customers. That is why it made good sense for Ford to keep things basic to sustain the business they received from so many commercial clients.

Therefore, the Ford Econoline Van had only minor changes through the years. It remained a cargo van that fit the needs of many clients. It was not until the modern Transit full-size van came on the scene when demand for the old classic van diminished.

From 2008-2014 was the time frame for the most recent Econoline Van. The base model (E-150) was only available in standard length. The E-250 and E-350 were both available with 236 cubic feet or the extended 275 cubic feet length. The standard model offered either barn-style swinging doors or a minivan-type sliding door for the passenger side.

 

Engines

Three engines were used in these Econoline vans. Standard issue was a 4.6 liter V8 with 225 horsepower. The two other options were the 5.4 liter V8 with 255 horsepower or a 6.8 liter V10 with 305 horsepower. All of these engines were accompanied by a 4 speed automatic transmission. You can still find some with a diesel V8 engine.

These engines were replaced in 1997 by a new base V6, two new V8s, or the newest V10. The diesel V8 was still available. By 2004, a new 6.0 liter turbodiesel arrived in the lineup. The last year for the 6.0 Powerstroke turbodiesel V8 was 2010. Yet, most people saw all of these as plain old vans.

Reputation

 

Through these years, the Ford Econoline Cargo Van led the sales of the van segment, with essentially unchanged appearance and content. As a used van, the Ford Econoline is still dependable and has a low price target. Even in today's market it is a viable choice. The name was first used in 1961 and the busiest production period was from 1975-1991.

If you need a used van at a good price, go to Baierl Trucks in Wexford, PA to find your Ford Econoline van. The folks at Baierl Truck Depot have been dealing with these vans for a long time and know how to get what you need.

The Baierl Truck Depot in Wexford, is convenient to Pittsburgh,Mars, Butler and Zelienople. Baierl is proud to serve the Greater Pittsburgh Area offering a wide selection of new and used trucks. This has been the place to go for new or used trucks of all kinds for about 40 years. Check it out. This might be your day for a great deal and a touch of useful history.


This entry was posted in Baierl Truck Depot and tagged 2010 Ford Econoline Cargo Van, Ford Econoline Van, full-sized van, used cargo van, commercial van, used commercial van on 03/02/2017 at 8:52 AM

 Ford F-150 | Baierl Truck Depot | Wexford, PA

You already know the 2017 Ford 150 Regular Cab is a cool and reasonably priced pickup. Its has a fair price range from $34,498 to $35,753. Combined with a great warranty, a new engine and new transmission and high consumer rankings this is well worth checking out

Chevy and Ford have long been rivals for the best pickups. The 2017 Ford F 150 Regular cab has made major advances with its exclusive aluminum body and turbocharged EcoBoost Engine. This has pushed Ford into a class of its own that beyond its traditional rivals.

The full-sized 2017 Ford F 150 is clearly the payload king with towing ability and fuel economy. The unique turbocharged V-6 engines are unique among its V-8 rivals and they give you real power. You will find a wide range of trims from the luxury of the King Ranch and simple work truck to the Raptor off-road prepared model.

Who would believe that the simple 2017 Ford F-150 would have a 360-degree surround camera like a luxury sedan? This highly valued option shows blind spots, makes parking or towing safer. It also gives you an extended view when driving off-road.

On the other hand, the Ford’s 2017 F-150 full-size pickup carries a price tag to match. If you only need a lightweight pickup or a simple 4-wheel drive, you can find other less costly vehicles.

Fuel economy is decent at 17/city and 23 highway mpg. This 2 door 4 wheel drive pickup truck comfortably seats 3. Made in the USA it is a truck that can make you proud. It has an automatic 6-speed select shift transmission. You already know that Ford values safety.

Go to your dealership at Baierl Truck Depot at 3014 Wexford Road in Wexford, PA for a good look at the 2017 Ford F-150 Regular Cab Take it for a test drive. You will be glad you did.

Baierl Truck Depot is convenient to Pittsburgh, Cranberry and Zelienople. Baierl has served serves the Greater Pittsburgh area with a wide selection of new and used trucks for over 40 years. This is the place to go for new or used trucks of all kinds. Located in Wexford, Pennsylvania, Baierl serves North Hills, Franklin Park, Sewickley, Coraopolis, Cranberry, Mars, Zelienople, Butler and all of Greater Pittsburgh, PA. Driven to be better!


This entry was posted in Baierl Truck Depot and tagged Ford, Truck, New Truck, Ford Truck, Ford Dealer, Truck Dealer on 02/28/2017 at 9:20 AM

 

2017 Chevrolet Express 3500 Cargo Van | Baierl Truck Depot | Wexford, PA

2017 Chevy Express 3500 Cargo Van Workhorse Lives On

 

This 2017 Chevy Express 3500 Cargo Van has an extended body and a diesel engine. There are multiple models available within the 3500 Express Cargo Van Series. The 2500 standard wheelbase and 2500 extended wheelbase are not discussed extensively in this post. All of these are Rear Wheel Drive (RWD) full-size trucks.

Cost

The typical base 2500 Commercial Cargo Van begins with a price around $30,000. With all of the same standard equipment the 2500 Commercial Cargo Van usually begins with priced near $32,000. Keep that in mind when you review the 2017 2017 Chevy Express 3500 Cargo Van which generally has a price that begins around $43,000 for the base model.

Be aware, it is highly unlikely that a customer is going to step up and buy a 2017 Chevy Express 3500 Cargo Van on a whim or by accident. Even the 2016 Chevy Express was considered to be part of a less desirable series. The full-size, body-on-the-frame van still has its loyal followers and multiple commercial functions. More popular and less costly vans are preferred by most managers today. Some of its rivals include: Ram ProMaster, Nissan NV, Ford Transit, and Mercedes-Benz. Nonetheless, the 2017 Chevy Express van does a superb job of moving products or people.

Customer Loyalty

 

Customer loyalty with the brand and familiarity with its dealerships have kept the larger 3500 Chevy Express in the lead for many regions. The cargo version is at the head of the class for towing capacity. Both its 6.6-liter diesel V8 engine and the optional 6.0-liter gasoline powered engines will handle up to 10,000 pounds with ease.

The passenger van can seat 15 people and the extended cargo version has bout 285 cubic feet of space.

Its reputation for quality and reliability is well known by fleet managers. It can be purchased with either a diesel or a gasoline engine, both of which are more powerful than most of their rivals. The 15 passenger Express van is an effective commercial shuttle and can easily meet the needs of large families and their equipment.

Your Satisfaction

As the saying goes “the secret is in the sauce”, your satisfaction with the 2017 Chevy Express Van will depend on your attention to detail when you choose the options that you need to give you maximum performance for the job you need.

Outfitting your vehicle with specific options that meet your needs is much easier now due to the upgrades in safety, amenities and special features which are available since the 2016 Express models. Select the size vehicle and the level of power you will need for maximum satisfaction. The 4.8-liter is effective for lighter loads. Heavier loads will work out better for you with either the 6.0-liter gasoline V8 or the 6.6-liter Duramax turbodiesel V8.

Since 2016, the standard Chevy Express passenger vans include OnStar 4G LTE connectivity, built-in WiFi and Chevrolet”s My Link infotainment system you can expect a wider range of driver and passenger comfort and convenience from which to choose. Cargo Vans do not have as many options.

The best thing for you to do is go to Baierl Trucks and get familiar with the 2017 Chevy Express 3500 Cargo Van. Discuss your needs with the folks who know these vehicles very well. Then take it on a test drive to help you decide what is right for you.

The Baierl Truck Depot in Wexford, is convenient to Pittsburgh, Cranberry and Zelienople. Baierl is proud to serve the Greater Pittsburgh offering a wide selection of new and used trucks. This is the place to go for new or used trucks of all kinds and is located in Wexford, Pennsylvania. 


This entry was posted in Baierl Truck Depot and tagged Chevy, Chevy Trucks, Truck Dealer, Chevy Dealer on 02/28/2017 at 9:12 AM

2016 Ford Transit Connect Cargo Can XLT | Baierl Budget Cars | Wexford, PA

The 2016 Ford Transit Connect Cargo Van XLT appeals to businesses and families both large and small. The size is “Goldilocks” perfect. Not too big, not too small. It uses less fuel than the average van though it is also smaller than the standard Ford Transit. If you want a vehicle that is smaller than a full-size van but capable of handling people or products, this might just be how you Connect. The Transit Connect passenger van is not actually a mini-van. All three of its rows are roomy and comfortable though mini-vans tend to offer more amenities.

Popular and Affordable

People like the 2016 Ford Transit Connect Cargo Van XLT. It rates an 8 out of 10 ranking among consumers. It gets 24 mpg combined mileage, so its fuel economy is efficient. Depending on the amenities you choose, you can find a decent 2016 Ford Transit Connect with a reasonable market price from $23,285 - $24,246.

Remember, you can get the 2016 Ford Transit Connect as a seven passenger van or as a cargo van that is ready roll for your commercial use. They both can be found in two lengths. Even the longer XLT model is fuel -efficient and easy to handle. The Transit Connect Cargo Van is not as roomy as a full-size van but it can carry more than a Mazda 5 or a Nissan NV200.

The Transit Connect may not have all the power and options that full-size vans do but it is compact, easy to handle and a breeze to park in a garage. Its fuel efficiency and lower price range make it very appealing to small businesses. There is no doubt that it is a clever and efficient mid-way vehicle that can readily serve those needing a cargo hauler and those requiring a flexible family carrier. The price is appealing and so is the fuel efficiency.

Engine

The 4 cylinder engines are not super fast but are still fun to drive. They are both lighter than larger minivans. Maneuvering through city streets and parking garages with ease is also a significant benefit. Look closely and you will see that the 2.5 liter engine and the turbocharged 1.6 liter engine both manage the 6 speed automatic transmission power well.

Some standard features in the 2016 Ford Transit Connect are also sought after. For example,

For instance, you can choose captain's chairs in the second row rather than the 3-seat bench. Both models have optional blind-spot monitoring. Fleet managers may truly like the “crew chief telematics system” which monitors the speed, location and length of time spend idling. This is also appreciated by parents of teenage drivers. 

Cruise control is standard for both models and in all package options. You can choose a remote control engine start and dual zone automatic air conditioning as options from the dealer.

Test Drive

Without a doubt, I went to a Ford dealership to check out several variations on the 2016 Ford Transit Connect Cargo Van XLT. It was simple for me to see right away that this model was larger than I needed. I was able to focus attention on the shorter passenger and cargo units. For my purposes, I needed more visibility than the cargo van offered, so I took the 2016 Ford Transit Connect for a test drive and was truly surprised by how easy it is to handle. Now, I know what is cool about the 2016 Ford Transit Connect. The Transit is a real value for your dollar and quite efficient.

I suggest that you go to your Ford dealer and investigate it if this size and type of vehicle seems to meet your needs. Baierl Trucks has been in business serving western Pennsylvania for more than 40 years. They will be pleased to answer your questions and help you find the vehicle that suits you best.

Baierl Truck Depot

The Baierl Truck Depot in Wexford, is convenient to Pittsburgh, Cranberry and Zelienople. Baierl is proud to serve the Greater Pittsburgh offering a wide selection of new and used trucks. This is the place to go for new or used trucks of all kinds. Baierl serves North Hills, Franklin Park, Sewickley, Coraopolis, Cranberry, Mars, Zelienople, Butler and all of Greater Pittsburgh, PA. Driven to be better!

You can find Baierl Truck Depot at 3014 Wexford Road in Wexford, PA. Take a good look and a test drive to help you decide about that 2016 Ford Transit Connect Cargo Van XLT.


This entry was posted in Baierl Truck Depot and tagged 2016 Ford Transit Connect Cargo Van XLT, Ford Transit Connect, Transit Connect, Ford, Ford Cargo Van, 2016 Ford Transit on 02/21/2017 at 2:04 PM

2016 Ford F-350 Super Duty | Baierl Automotive | Wexford, PA

The 2016 Ford F-350 Super Duty Super Cab is a winner. You may know the smaller F-150 which is a light duty truck. This one is one of the best selling trucks in the USA. The F-250, F-350 and F- 450 are all Super Duty heavy-duty trucks that pick up whatever the F-150 cannot. These are commercial and professional trucks designed for serious towing and have substantial payload capacity. Many basic models of the F-Series Super Duty trucks are used as commercial vehicles for fleets. They work hard and do not disappoint with their heavy-duty services.

Even the basic models fall into the price range of $36,154 - $37,939, depending upon which optional features you select. Several different types of cabs (Regular, Crew Cab, Super Cab) and bed sizes are available.

The Engine

The gasoline or diesel engines are solid standard features. The Ford Super Duty roars with its 6.7 liter turbodiesel V8 engine. You can also get these trucks setup to run on compressed natural gas (CNG) or propane if you prefer. These are big tough trucks. There is no manual transmission option.

Nonetheless, if you want a touch of luxury, the Ford F-350 series has many amenities that are well suited for luxury vehicles, like the heated leather steering wheel and soft leather ventilated seats. Four corner LED warning strobe lights are new for the 2016 F-Series. In cold-weather areas you will appreciate the optional rapid-heat supplemental cabin heater.

How does it feel?

Everything about the F-Series Super Duty feels big. It feels big on the road and makes everything else look small. Of course. These heavy-duty trucks can carry huge loads and tow enormous weights. Look under the hood. Even the engine is huge. And the oversize cabin has tons of space for all of the passengers and cargo.

You will learn this over-sized truck is a challenge in tight spots like parking lots and sharp city corners. The biggest Super Duty is the F-450 and it has dual rear wheels on both sides and comes with a crew cab. Some drivers claim it feels like squeezing a battleship into a tiny dock. It is a very different story on the open road, smooth. Just keep in mind the torque is for trailer towing not for super speedy runs.

What is really cool about the Ford F-450 is its towing capability of 31,200 pounds. Plus the payload capacity of 7,000-plus pounds is a winning kick.


How does the 2016 Ford F-350 compare with similar vehicles? Take a look at expert and consumer reports. The 2016 Chevy Silverado 3500 HD Crew Cab has the highest ranking at 8.6 out of 10 points. The F-350 has the lowest ranking at 7.4 out of 10 points. Even so, that is not much difference from the experts' perspective. Consumers rated the 2016 F-350 Super Duty Crew Cab at 8.2 out of 10 points. When you look at these rankings, consider how close they are to each other. The differences are minimal. Choose what works best for your needs.

The Baierl Truck Depot in Wexford, is convenient to Pittsburgh, Cranberry and Zelienople. Baierl is proud to serve the Greater Pittsburgh offering a wide selection of new and used trucks. For over 40 years, Baierl Truck Depot has offered an extensive inventory of Chevrolet, Ford and Isuzu trucks, vans and commercial vehicles to the Wexford area. This is the place to go for new or used trucks of all kinds. Located in Wexford, Pennsylvania, Baierl serves North Hills, Franklin Park, Sewickley, Coraopolis, Cranberry, Mars, Zelienople, Butler and all of Greater Pittsburgh, PA. Driven to be better!

Visit your dealership at Baierl Truck Depot at 3014 Wexford Road in Wexford, PA for a good look at the 2016 Ford F-350 Super Duty Super Cab and take it on a test drive.


This entry was posted in Baierl Truck Depot and tagged 2016 Ford F-350 Super Duty Super Cab, Ford F-Series, 2016 Ford F-350, heavy-duty trucks, used trucks, F-150, F-450, dealership, commercial vehicle, super duty on 01/18/2017 at 11:53 AM

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