Not very reliable
Threw the timing chain and is costing me approximately $1600 to repair. I found out after talking to several mechanics that these engines are notorious for doing this. In fact, the local Ford dealership carries a "kit" for this specific repair. hmmmmm. Coincidence? Maybe, maybe not, but this seems to be a very common problem. I am keeping my paperwork in the event there is a recall on this particular part. I really like the truck but now i don't feel that i can trust it.
This is the second mountaineer I have owned, and it will be the last Ford product I ever purchase.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 13th April, 2006