In general, this is not a recommended SUV
Into the dealership twice to repair the rear wiper motor. It STILL does not work.
Recall at ~15000 km for cruise control; I can see why the Lemon Aid series does not recommend this feature, especially on Fords. They have a tendency to stick ON.
This is a noisy ride. There is little substance to the body; one receives a tinny slam when you close the doors.
The engine is neither fuel efficient (17L/100km) nor of adequate power (160 HP). Passing on the highway is unpleasant, especially on rural highways.
HVAC system is above average. Leased at the time for a very good price, which is why it was chosen in the first place. I'll do my homework next time!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 9th September, 2001