Well after the dash warped and the
dealership tried to charge us $700 to repair
it knowing there was a recall, the car
basically self destructed over time. Here's
what happened: tranny replaced 3 times by
Ford and Amco w/in 10K miles- Ford tech
admits there are weaknesses about the
tranny (cost: $5,800 +/-). Leaky trunk, feable
brakes, cheapish interior, very poor paint,
moisture in headlight assem., body panels
poorly fixed to vehicle, and strange "courting
call" from intake when warming up. Leather
fades in sun, bushings replaced at 55K
miles and bumped sags.
Rumor is that CSVT is powered by a
Mitsubishi Duratec motor. Too bad the car
wasn't manufactured and produced by
Mitsubishi. Powerful engine!
Stay away from Ford dealerships. CSVT was
one tranny from being a state declared
lemon. Impossible to sell- took me a year to
rid of/ depreciates like a mofo. Expensive
insurance rates. Get an EVO or STI. Terrible
on gas- does 4Krpm at 80mph. This car is a
true contemporary BEATER.
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