A rolling disaster!
Dashboard and stereo speakers rotting out.
The engine control computer went bad.
Light bulbs constantly burning out.
Windshield washer spray motor burnt out.
Horn stopped working.
Rear hatch shocks failed about the third year of ownership.
The most persistent problem was the constant motor & transmission mounts breaking. They pulled out the electrical cooling fan wires, so the following day, after repairs from the dealer, it was overheating. So back to the dealer I have to go again; another $200.00 dollars for an engine wire loom. It was a total headache, this car.
This car was the worst mess I have ever driven. It was unreliable, and the ride was very harsh. I had other problems with it, but if I included them all; I'm sure the reader wouldn't believe me, because the list is so long. But I'm telling you the truth. Hand on the Bible. I had to almost check daily under the hood to make sure things were in place where they should be. I almost had to change every part in the car for the 5 years I used it. After the second year, it was in the shop every couple of months for some big cost repair.
While my friends and their cars were going all over town with money in their pocket to spend on fun, my money was going to the Ford mechanic & the auto parts stores that were in business at the time.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 12th December, 2010