The car, since I've had it has had very few repairs. But the car has one electrical (IMO) -defect, between the battery, & the back door with the windshield wiper. If anyone has had this problem, & fixed it, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
When opening the very back door.. WITH the key in the ignition, I shut the back door, & one of my fuses blows. It's always the same one (15 Amp) that controls the dome lights, radio, & the lock to the gear handle (the first I notice). So when it happens, I can't go anywhere if I don't have a spare 15 Amp (which I always keep a box now).
Yesterday (01-28-10) it happened again, & I blew 8 fuses before finally getting one to go in without totally blowing. Although I'm thinking that may have happened because one of the side dome light switches was in the On position. This has been going on since I've had the car, & no one seems to have found my problem.
At between 60000-63000, the head-gasket blew.
Another thing I didn't like was how close to the gas pedal Ford designers put the latch that controls the opening, & closing of the door for the heater. That slide for the heater control there at the right of the driver on the dashboard. So now in the winter, I have to get duck tape, go under the dashboard, & tape the door so heat comes out the defroster, panel, feet/panel.. get it? If you have big feet, be careful cause you have to buy the WHOLE heating unit (over $300) to fix it.