Head gasket blew at 140,000km's, fixed myself and bent all exhaust valves and also have a new camshaft.
Clutch replaced at 140,000km which was a little early.
Plastics have started to age quite badly over the last year or so.
Heater Coil failure stopped me in my tracks, luckily was on a quite road.
Starter motor starter broke an armature and drew twice its normal amount of current resulting in a number of flat batteries.
It is funny thinking of all those parts that I have had to change on the vehicle, but it hasn't ever really made me want to sell it. It was a basic Futura Classic and was one of the first Dual fuels to come out of Tickford, especially being a manual. Has EF XR 16 inch rims fitted, EL XR suspension and XR6 exhaust, 2 inch from the headers. Was one of the better sounding Fords around till the BA XR8 was released.
The reason I am happy with it is that it is a car you go cruising in, the LPG makes it economical and the 4.0L provides enough torque to leave it on cruise in 5th and it still pulls up all the hills I have come across so far. The body is still looking good, and with a bit of a clean still sparkles.
Waiting to decide whether to trade in or give it a bit of help at the traffic lights with a Jim Murcock tuning kit.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 11th November, 2003