Too many repairs and too dangerous!
Engine overhauled 6 months after purchase.
6 master braking cylinders, new transmission after Ford incorrectly installed rear brakes then claimed the transmission was too old to be responsible for the repair.
Rust developed 4 years after purchase, and Ford claimed the 10 year rust warranty does not cover it.
Air conditioner died after 3 years, front axle replaced at 110000km along with a driveshaft.
Just about everything else has broken at least once.
Never missed a scheduled oil change at every 5000 km. Always repaired things the moment a noise developed. There was always something breaking or weird handling or computer problems. Friends of ours with the same model were almost killed when the the computer engaged the throttle at full in a parking lot when shifting the van into 1st gear. Stay away from this model!!!! More importantly the dealers never knew how to fix the problems.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 27th June, 2000