Great car and very very reliable!!!
Replaced the alternator at around 130,000 miles. $189.00
Blocked heater coil at b/c it was leaking water into cabin 120,000 miles $0 (did it myself)
New brake pads at around the same time at the heater coil $60.00 (put them in myself)
Fixed an oil leak $120.00.
This car has just been a great reliable vehicle for me in the 3 and a half years that I have owned it.
The only complaint that I have of the vehicle is the gas mileage. At 13 miles to the gallon living on a college student budget, well it doesn't really feel that great pumping $80 every 4 to 5 days.
But other than that, the car shows great and the paint has really held up, the car shines like it did the day I bought it. (never been waxed by me)
Great ride; if it weren't for the speedometer, I would know I was going 90 miles per hour on the highways.
The car has been up and down the east coast, and yet to have a single hiccup on any of our trips.
The first Ford I've owned, but not the last!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 23rd April, 2008