This is your gas-hogging dream car
U-Joints (about $500).
A lot of electrical/wiring work.
I got this car from a friend of the family last year for my first car.
Overall, I have had almost no issues with the truck, except for the U joints and oil pan/gasket.
The truck was taken off-road only one time because I didn't want to abuse it and possibly break something.
When it comes to the snow and two-trekking, this truck is unstoppable!! Although having to get out to engage the hubs is a nuisance, the truck grips like it does on the pavement.
Right now I am selling the truck because I cannot afford to take the truck on the four hour trip to college (I calculated about 6-8 mpg).
The other thing I'm not a huge fan of is the gearing ratios for the 3 speed. The creeper gear gets it up to about 5-10, first is 0 to 15, second is 15 to 25, and third is from 25 till however high you push it.
Overall though, I'm pretty impressed a Ford could make such a great car! I'm gonna miss this truck a ton!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 23rd March, 2009