The car has gone through three sets of front tyres in 60k. The head gasket blew at 59k and the whole top end had to be rebuilt (cost £700).
To pass the MOT the front suspension struts had to be replaced because of worn bushes plus the brake disks needed replacing (cost £370).
I am astonished at how poor the build quality is on this car.
The engine is rough and I would advise anyone who owns one to check their antifreeze levels very reguarly. My head gasket problem was due to corroded tube assembly.
No more Fords for me - next car will be a Nissan.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 17th January, 1999