No more Fords
Transmission went out at 80000.
Rear air conditioning went out at 82000.
Steering rack has had issues for last 6000.
Tie Rods now need to be replaced.
Strut Arm cracked.
Power steering pump needs replacement.
Intermittent door ajar dinging and interior lights staying on.
Van is a very comfortable ride. Have 3 kids and its nice to have so much room to keep them from fighting and screaming.
Complied with prescribed maintenance, but it seems as though there is one issue after another with this car.
The entire front end is very weak.
Ford customer service has issues they need to resolve, both at the corporate level and at the dealer level. Dealer had supposedly no clue about the interior lights and the chiming staying on. Luckily, I was able to resolve the issue having a background in electronics (cleaned contacts on sliding door with eraser and lubed all latches). Then I find these other similair issues on the Internet.
It seems as though there are common faults with the vehicle as well as the manufacturer after researching on teh internet. What more is there to say?
The car is driven under normal conditions for the most part and my wife doesn't pretend there is a number 3 on the side of the door.
Compared to Dodge minivans, Ford seems to be lacking in reliability. I have driven 3 Dodge's and have had transmission issues on one of them to where it had to be replaced. They were all company cars with about 150,000 on them. Ill be lucky if my Ford lasts that long.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 27th February, 2004