Maintenance pays off. This is a great little car
The car always started well, except for one time when the starter went out at 89,500 miles. (I had to push start it to get it home, good thing about a manual.)
The car is also maintained. I change my timing belt every 40,000 miles.
Oil and filter every 2,500 to 3,000 miles.
Fuel filter every 15,000 miles.
Brake pads every 35,000 miles.
I have only changed the rotors once.
I also added a K&N air filter with cold air intake.
This is a pretty reliable car. It has never not started, except for one time when the starter went out, but that is OK because you can always push start it when you have a 5 speed manual transmission.
I maintain all of my cars well. It pays off, it really does. I have put almost 180,000 miles on this car and it has only had one starter problem.
This car is sweet, and it handles great and can hit 0 to 60 mph in 8.5 seconds, and gets 37 mpg on the highway.
I am happy with this Ford. I wonder how long it will last; should I keep in touch?
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 7th November, 2008