A piece of CRAP!!!!
You should be asking what HAS NOT gone wrong with this piece of crap. Then, my message would be much shorter.
Anyway, the first thing to go was the tie rod ends - but at least the van was still in warranty when those went.
Next, it was the CV half shafts - again still in warranty, but a pain nonetheless.
Now, my luck is running out. The timing cover gasket blew and the Ford dealer wanted $1500 to fix (The van wasn't even paid off yet!!!). I told them to forget it and called my brother-in-law (who is a Ford mechanic). He fixed it for $600 (including $200 to tow the car from Cincinnati to Columbus, Ohio where he lives).
Now, I'm just waiting for the head gasket or the transmission to go next. There are numerous electrical glitches as well - power windows and door locks operate by themselves!!! and the door ajar chime goes off at random.
This van is an absolute piece of junk.
The Ford dealer is worthless when it comes to addressing these issues (especially the head gasket one) and Ford Customer Service is unresponsive and numb.
I will never, ever buy another Ford product as long as I live. Even if Ford was the only car company on earth, I'd walk a million miles before buying one of their pieces of crap again!! If you're a middle income family with little money to burn, stay away from Ford!!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 13th November, 2000