Will never buy a Ford car again
This car should have been named the Mercury mistake.
The trunk leaks water.
The back doors make an embarassingly loud sound when opened and closed.
The radio/tape player had to be replaced.
Repeated oil leaks.
The car has spent more time in the shop than on the road or in my driveway.
At 70,000 the air conditioning went out. That cost me $750.
At 72,000 miles the DC PE sensors went out when the check engine light came on and I sunk another $300 into it.
In the past two years I have spent more than $4,000 on the car.
The air conditioning failed again. Then the sun roof motor failed and had to be replaced.
Then the engine began making a loud sound.
Then oil and transmission fluid began leaking simultaneously.
The list goes on and on.
The worst of my problems came in the past two months.
The air conditioning failed once again and I decided I was not fixing it a third time, since each mechanic I took the car too came up with a different diagnoses as to why it wasn't working.
But the car was making a very loud sound and was not accelerating.
It seemed to be losing power and I was scared to death of making U-turns or left turns across oncoming traffic for fear, even with the gas pedal pressed all the way down, that it wouldn't make it across in time.
I took it to one place who told me I needed a new transmission and that would cost me $2000 plus.
So I took it for a second opinion to a national transmission place and they said I did not need a new transmission, but I did need a new seal around the transmission and they would send me to a place they trusted to fix the power issue.
That's when the engine light came on. I took it to the new place.
They did a fuel injection flush and allegedly fixed everything.
One week later I am driving down the road, the speedometer goes haywire, jumping from 65 mph to 0 to 35 to 90.
And the airbag light comes on, as does the engine light.
I make it back home in one piece and return to the place I had taken it before with a list of the new problems.
But now the car has lost all power and the gears are grinding and making a horrible squeaking noise.
Seven-hundred dollars and 10 days later, they call me and say the car is good as new and all fixed.
I attempt to go out of town again.
One hour into the drive again and every single thing that I brought the car in for is now failing, the car is failing and the brakes are losing power as is the car.
The car is now sitting in another state.
There is a class action lawsuit against Ford right now because several, meaning more than 20 or 30, Mercury Mystique models have caught on fire as a result of this part and caused a lot of damage.
Seems the problems with my car are due to the failure of the under-hood wiring harness.
But the cutoff for getting in on the lawsuit is 100,000 miles.
I am at 102,000.
My under-hood wire harness was actually replaced because of the recall more than one year ago. But the warranty on the part was good for only one year.
But it has failed again.
And Ford refuses to replace it. So I guess they can knowingly put in a faulty part that puts people's lives in danger and put a one-year cap on the life expectancy of the part.
I will never buy a car made by Ford or any of their subsidiary companies again, and am looking into hiring my own attorney and filing suit against this company, who are too cheap to make good, solid cars that keep people safe.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 24th August, 2003