Good buy if you only plan on keeping it for a few years after it's made
3 Transmissons, first one was from pulling a boat a lot. next 2 were from poor design. 1 water pump. new front brakes every 2 years like clock work. Start off getting them changed at local shops then got a lifetime set of brake pads from store and started changeing them myself. Only takes about 1 hour now. Driver back door handle (the part the opens the door) broke off. Power steering pump has gone out once, replaced and worked fine ever since. Center Console broke, ford had a replacement made from metal, has worked fine ever since. 1 head gasket blew, 1 new engine. Great car, but not for hauling, very loud lifter pings if you haul, and currently I'm having U joint problems. 1 paint job from fading paint.
Great car if you want a long laster that needs steady work. breaks are the worst problem I've had. Car has a nice look and drives good, doesn't take bumps so well, but new shocks didn't fix that, she may just be old. Overall a reasonable car.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 11th July, 2004