Dressed up 90s car
The car is onto its 3rd radiator. Not sure if that is just bad servicing by the Hyundai dealer that it was bought from, but if it needs that many new radiators and it has been serviced by them regularly, then they are obviously clueless.
Ceiling lining peeling off.
Power steering noisy.
Turbo requires frequent servicing.
Bits of trim falling off - especially the chrome film on the badges.
This is actually my partner's car, which I drive from time to time. It is a big, heavy, gas-guzzling bogan car, I'm afraid. Sure, it has a bit of guts when you want to win a drag race at the lights, but it is tiring to drive, the clutch is heavy, the handling is heavy, and the interior is positively dowdy for a car built in 2004; it is basically a dressed up 90s model. Same engine from the 90s with the same fuel economy from the 90s model.
To give it some credit, it does long haul trip in relative comfort. Overtaking on the other side of the road is no trouble for this car.
But there is really nothing classy about the car. Hard plastics everywhere, tasteless cloth trim. And this might be an unusual complaint, but the rear doors don't open very wide. Often something that doesn't fit in the boot will go in the back seat; but not in this car.
Ford are so lazy... rehashing the same crap again and again. That's the real reason why they had to close shop in Australia.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 26th June, 2014