The car is used daily for work, covering 120 miles (return journey). It is main dealer serviced which I have found pays regardless of what some pundits say. The car has been very reliable, apart from 2 problems, the first being when the cambelt snapped immediately after being replaced as part of the 36k service. The cylinder head was completely replaced by Ford, who provided me with a car & had the car fixed within 36 hours - a backstreet garage would have proved less helpful. The second failure was not car related but due to a Sigma Thatcham approved immobiliser failing which stranded my wife & baby girls.
I must advise anyone with a Sigma Immobiliser that Secure Microsystems do not have a reliable or widespread service network, which would have had the car off the road for 5 days. The only option (after phone calls costing me nearly £55, lost wages of nearly £270 & the cost of the immobiliser of nearly £200 fitted, as well as loads of heartache) was to have my Ford main dealer rip the immobiliser out.
So do not get a Sigma unit, & in fact if you have one you should think about getting it removed as Sigma units seem to be deliberately under-engineered (ie 2a relays controlling loads of 5a+), this means they are built to work but designed to fail.
I have a major query outstanding with this company & I will want all my losses (£660+) reimbursed.