From the moment I took delivery of the car I noticed that the rear wiper wasn't working correctly. If its raining and you switch it on, it doesn't make the whole "wiping" move, instead its working with intervals. I 'm not quite sure is this is really a fault since the owner's manual doesn't exactly describe the way that it's supposed to work.
Also there is a rattling sound coming from the windows when they are fully down.
The color of the front and rear bumpers doesn't exactly match the color of the body, which as I have read in many forums is something that Ford is highly criticised about.
The car handles very nice both on the highway as well as inside the city. The level of sound insulation is great and in the motorway even in high speeds you don't get to hear much, so there is no problem in long trips.
The fuel economy isn't so good, but I drive mostly inside the city. In the open road it has an excellent fuel consumption.
The car feels very solid. It doesn't make any difference if you travel at 120 of at 210km/hour. It is very steady, but due to its size its susceptible to high cross winds. Although the VCT does "do the trick" the acceleration isn't something to be proud of. I feel that the 2.0 would have been a better choice.
The spaces inside is another plus with the boot being able to handle just about anything, and all the seats being very comfortable. The minus is that since I am 1,9metres in height, a person who is above 1,8m will find difficulty in sitting right behind me.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 24th June, 2007