Currently, this car sits with a blown head-gasket which is scheduled to be fixed this week. From what I have been told, Ford had a problem with headgaskets on a 3.8L engine. I guess I'm just another statistic.
The electric seats no longer work. One day on the way home from school they just stopped.
About six months ago it make a trip to the garage for a bad fuel throttle positioning censor.
No more than a month later it went back for a bad mapping censor.
Last April, the water pump went out on the way home from Columbus, Ohio.
Most generally the only thing that has to be replaced frequently is the number six spark plug. From what I have been told, it has blow by from the number six cylinder. Plug wires are also a common replacement part.
The cap and rotor have also been replaced.
We had to put all new fuses in the car not too long ago when they all blew at the same time. We still are puzzled by what caused them to blow at the same time.
For some unknown reason, I constantly have to replace the center tail light. I think it has a short in it.
Within the next week the rear break drums will also be replaced.