With creativity, you could turn it into a swimming pool!
Transmission started slipping the day after we bought it. It even left me stranded at stop signs. They replaced it once under the dealership warranty. Then the other two times Ford replaced under the 100,000 mile warranty. That's right, 3 transmissions since we have owned it. We are now looking at another transmission replacement soon. It doesn't want to shift at all and the torque converter is slipping real bad.
Before the 100,000 mile no return mark, the engine was also replaced.
The head gasket was replaced right along with all of this.
Not to mention, the brain went too. $250 out of pocket cost.
We seem to always receive a recall of some sort on the van. Most recently a brake line corrosion problem. I'm to the point that I quit taking it in for them. The van already has so many problems that it doesn't even matter anymore!
Most recently we have had problems with the electrical end of things. The switches in the automatic lock system started going off. They didn't even stop clinking when the door was shut. I had to pull the fuse to make them stop. When the same fuse was put back in a few days later, it was fine. The light wanted to stay on a few times, even with all of the doors shut.
The tie rod ends had to be replaced to stop the annoying creaking noise it would make on left hand turns.
Air conditioner quit working years ago.
Our Ford dealer has had the van in for repairs for a longer amount of time then we have had out for driving.
AVOID AT ALL COSTS. The only offer you should accept is if you inherit it. Then don't even drive it. Sell it out for parts because there are many of us who need them.
If you are creative, you could weld the doors and windows air tight and cut off the top. Take the seats out and "POOF" you have a swimming pool!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 5th October, 2004