Time will tell...
My power window switches on both driver's side doors had to be replaced, due to them being intermittent. Front switch even took a few attempts prior to getting the window to go up.
Rear rugs have loose strings already, and I have had few passengers in the rear.
Fuel injector tick (normal according to the TSB) is louder than is necessary or reasonable.
Blower motor sounds like something is flapping within it (normal according to my dealership).
Brakes became noisy after the first oil change. Dealership advises that Ford engineering has a "fix" and that new equipment will be available this month. TSB has been issued.
Fuel mileage is excellent for this size of car. It beats that of a Taurus, according to fueleconomy.gov.
Styling is second to none, and I am shocked that Ford has not sold more of these units.
Roominess is also second to none, especially for the price range this car falls into.
The problems I have explained above do not leave any owner with a good taste of Ford products. A new vehicle should not have these problems, and there is no excuse, considering I have not purchased a first year of manufacture car. I am quite upset that the fuel injector tick is considered normal, as this is crude.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 8th October, 2006