This vehicle was okay.
Alignment was consistently needed.
Changed tires a total of three times due to poor alignment.
Ford dealership was unable to align vehicle several times. After going to an independent alignment shop, the alignment problem was corrected.
Steering wheel paint peeled and chipped off after 30,000 miles.
At 35,000 miles, suspension piece broke, however, it was replaced.
After 45,000 miles, rattling became apparent.
After 100,000 miles, transmission became faulty. After a repair at the Ford dealership, the problem reappeared at approximately 109,000 miles. Transmission needed replacement.
Vehicle was very roomy.
High ground clearance allowed for great traffic visibility .
Vehicle was built fairly solid.
Overall a very nice vehicle in terms of durability, however, it can get very expensive to maintain.
Ford dealerships are generally very unreliable and were unable to repair my problems well.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 24th December, 2004