A fast family hold-all
Interior clock failed.
Fuel gauge occasionally dips down to zero without reason.
Trim on read bumper coming loose.
My wife scratched the front bumper!
Overall, I really like this car.
It's a great all-rounder. It goes pretty fast, doesn't use much fuel and is very practical.
The performance is great for a big estate car. The in-gear acceleration is strong enough to shove you back into your seat in the low gears and makes overtaking safe in any gear.
Fuel economy is a nice surprise too. 43MPG on average, without even trying.
The boot is vast. Big enough for a family holiday and then some. The cabin is spacious: my kids can stretch their legs in the back, even with booster seats in place.
It has some really nice convenience features: sunglasses holder, power-fold door mirrors, rear cup holders, auto-dimming interior mirror, rain sensing wipers, light sensing headlights. None of these are things you really need but I miss them if I drive cars that don't have them.
The after sales service I've had from Ford dealers is probably the only real concern. I told them about the broken clock a week before the car's first scheduled service but they still failed to fix or replace it, so I had to waste another Saturday morning bringing the car in for them to have a second attempt. The next dealer I tried claimed they would need to have the car for a whole day to investigate the intermittent fuel gauge fault, with no promise of a repair that day so I'm probably going to be inconvenienced again.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 28th May, 2008