Those two cars u metioned, first, i won't recommend anyone buying a ford car thats around 100k, 2nd, its quite ugly, maybe a different colour, but thats just me. The engines made by ford is somthing I won't trust at all, the only thing they made good is the mustang, and thats not a family car. I mean the engine is probly keeps running about another 50k max, but i really don't see it go over that and not having problems. With that amount, around $6000 I assume you are willing to spend, if you really want a family van ish thing, dodge carvan and winstar, but still if they are at that price I still wouldn't get it. Try to get somthing like an elentra or 96ish accord, they have some room and atleast it won't break down offen. Van's are used to carry alot of people/things, so the engine and other parts are already abused alot, thats why their price is lower than cars, and wagons are rare to find, but they take the same abuse as vans.