- Both front wheel bearings replaced.
- Warps front rotors like crazy replaced four times.
- Left rear window doesn't roll down.
- Rust treated under right rear door.
- A/C compressor seized and replaced.
- Serpentine belt replaced.
This car guzzles gas, averaging about 10.3L/100km doing 90% highway. City, you're looking at over 12L/100 easily. My dads '10 Fusion Sport AWD with 165 more horsepower, which weighs 400lbs more, gets better gas mileage than this boat anchor.
It's very slow. The 3.0L V6 16v only puts out 150hp, which is what most 4 cyl's these days produce. It's about as fast as a Hyundai Accent. If you're really interested in this boat, make sure you get the 24v engine.
It handles like an old Cadillac. Floaty suspension over bumps and turns, with tons of body roll. But it's very comfortable for long trips. The seats are huge and can seat four people very comfortably. This car also has a massive trunk for storage, and tons of leg room.
Interior is hideous, but comfortable. Sound system is complete garbage, like most Fords in this era.
All and all, don't get this car. There are so many better cars on the road. I got mine for free, and I would not buy one for $1000. It's painful to drive. I lasted 8 months with it, and bought a new Fusion with a real 3.0L in it. I just can't take it any more!