No power / no reliability / bad mpg
Well, when I got the car in June of '08, I got ripped on the price ($8,800 after all fees). The next day after I got it, the passenger side power lock stopped working (no big deal). It cost $40 for the part, and $10 to have my neighbour install it (he is a mechanic).
Okay no big deal; that is fixed and everything is going good, but I noticed the car has slowly been getting lower and lower and lower as far as ride height goes. The rear end is very bad. Just today I checked to see how low it is; I could only fit one finger between the wheel and the wheel well. I still haven't fixed it. I really don't want to stick a lot of money into it. I am thinking of selling the car so I can repay my loan ($6,000 owed still).
Also, since about 2,000 miles ago, I have been getting HORRIBLE GAS MILEAGE; about 12.5 mpg at certain times. I admit I drive it hard, but still 12mpg? No problems with it. It runs OK except when I rev it up in Park; then it backfires. No lights are on.
I definitely am not buying another Ford. My dad also has a '00 Ford Taurus, and he stuck a lot of money into it. A lot of problems. I don't want to go there.
It sucks, has no power, gets horrible gas mileage, and the suspension is junk. Don't buy a tortoise!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 10th November, 2008