Should have been called a FORD; Fix Or Repair Daily
I bought my car in 2005 used, I thought I was getting a great deal...
A few weeks later, the car wouldn't start, had it towed four separate occasions for its not starting problems. Eventually it would start for no apparent reasons, no mechanics could tell me what it was... I did learn that if I turned the AC on full blast right before I shut the car off, it always starts, so I have been doing that ever since.
The check engine light is always on; first it was the vapor canister, then fuel filter, then air filter, which all were replaced. A day later it came on again... Now it's the vapor canister, fuel filter, get the picture? Electrical tape over the check engine light makes me feel better.
Window in the right rear went POP, dropped to the bottom of the door and has been taped up ever since. The drivers side window has always been a lame duck, barely working, and then POP, now I invest in duct tape.
I love everything about my car, EXCEPT for its nickel and dime attacks; it really adds up! Apparently 2000 was a bad year for the wagon...
I drove my car from FL all the way to Washington State, not one problem! Now it's a different story...
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 16th April, 2009