Best large family hauler made!
A small rubber elbow for the PCV to manifold failed, causing lean error; replaced with a short fuel line hose $2.
A blinking light on the dash for ABS. Looked up on the internet and was advised to replace the $20 sensor on the rear differential. One bold and 5 minutes and fixed. $21.
The alternator failed at 105,000 miles, then that one again at 158,000 miles (replaced free the second time). $175.
Shift cable broke at 75,000 miles, new part was $50 at Ford and they said it had been improved due to heat destroying the grease in the cable where it passes by the exhaust manifold - hasn't failed again.
The starter solenoid on the firewall would not work on very hot days until it cooled down. $20.
Other than regular wear and tear - brakes, fluid changes, drivers seat edge, floor mat; I have not had any substantial issues at all.
We tow our boat, Quad trailer, utility trailer, jet skis, not to mention our 5 kids all over! The front and rear air conditioning and heating work better than any other vehicle I have owned, even though ours is black and the sun heats it while parked it's quick to cool down. It's also excellent in bad weather; rain or snow is not a problem. Without a trailer, highway mileage is still near 18MPG with over 160,000 miles.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 26th April, 2010