Can be a great car to drive once you've learned how to get the parts
The radiator leaked within 2 days of acquisition; got it overhauled pronto.
The air-conditioner was rather weak; had it overhauled. Now satisfactory.
The authentic Ford-authorized propeller shaft coupling (propeller cushion) is not available here. The local or Chinese-made replacements are only good for 3 days, a month at the most (if you minimize use of the car).
A replacement coupling can, however, be fabricated from used tractor tires, and may last a year or two, according to local car mechanics.
This car is generally reliable, comfortable to drive and ride.
Its dwindling number on Philippine streets seems to be mainly due to unavailability of parts, which, in turn, seems to be due to lack of interest on the part of the manufacturer to provide them.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 6th June, 2001