FORD started on the right track with this vehicle, but have not followed through with the Quality!
The car seemed to run and look fine when I took it for a test drive at the dealership, some of the minor issues I didn't really discover until a few days afterward...
The day I took the car for a test drive, the driver-side seat back was off and was told be the dealer that they would order a clip and replace it for me, so was that a sign? I wish I had done more in-depth research before buying this car.
I have experienced the fogged headlight issue as well. The rear license plate light (right side) is loose and hanging. The engine experiences sporadic messages in the message center such as "Check Engine Temperature", "Engine Reduced Power" and the temp gauge shoots all the way up past "H"! So that brings to mind that there is an issue with the thermostat. I have had to pull over twice so far because of this.
I have yet to experience the windows having issues, but after reading the previous comments, I guess I can either expect it soon or they have already been replaced.
The car sometimes "lurches" when I put it in gear from Park, so I hope that is not a sign of an impending transmission failure.
I love the looks and the handling of this car, and it runs great when it is running right, but I am getting nervous regarding this recent purchase. I have only had the car for just over a week, and I DID buy it used, but you think they would have fixed these issues. I am just thankful these are occurring during the 30-day warranty period and hopefully I can get them fixed.
Overall, I am sad because I love the looks and handling of this car, but these mechanical issues are out-weighing the fine points.
The car looks and handles great, however, the mechanical issues are starting to overshadow that.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 16th April, 2007