If you've got extra money to blow... and time
The computer seems to fail whenever it rains, snows or goes through a puddle (from getting wet) so I'm on number 4.
The brakes seem to warp very quickly, even with the $150 rotors I bought.
Rear axle has developed a rather loud squeak...
My dad bought this car new, and in '03 he parked it in the back yard and refused to sell it, but refused to drive or start it. So in '07. tired of looking at it, I took the car and made it mine.
After putting on yet another clutch (thanks dad!) new tires, new belt, new heater hoses, radiator hoses, plugs, wires and a new rim (one was cracked not safe), it has become my weekend cruiser.
If I had not gotten the car for free, and the parts at cost because I'm a tech, I really don't think I would have put the money into it.
My dad had it serviced every 3,000 at the dealer, and has always put the necessary money into it. Until he ditched it...
I was so shocked at the lack of quality from Ford parts and how technical this car is. I finally gave up and redid all wiring in the car after the dash gauges never working.
It does handle very well and gets out of its own way if you keep it revved high. I'll keep it for the memories, but my Civic will be my daily driver it gets much better gas mileage!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 14th February, 2008