I Got this Car as a Replacement to
another thinking that Sence I got Sure
a Great deal oin it I would keep it
untill I found something that would be
Better. But now I Would never Give it
up. I love it way too Much !!!!
1999 purchase at 45k miles. Drove an
average of 500 miles per week first 2
years and only work needed was oil and
tire rotation. Hugs the corners well
and has great acceleration. Biggest
major repair came a month ago when the
water pump was replaced at 115k miles.
Not much to look at from the outside
but very comfortable inside, especially
up front. Also impressed with the
trunk space for weekend trips and
grocery shopping. As mentioned by
other reviewers, the check engine light
comes on especially at highway speeds,
but twice the dealer has looked at with
no diagnosis. Also have had the cable
release for the hood replaced twice!
Accelerates and handles well when
necessary. Roomy trunk. Comfortable
front bucket seats make long rides feel
shorter. Not bad for an "economic" mid-
size model competing with the Accord
and the Camry.
Discontinued after 2000 model. A lot
of squeaks and rattles at any speed.
Very little room under hood and
difficult to perform simple, at-home
I ordered this car in early 1995, and nearly 9
years later I'm still thrilled with it. The body is
still tight, the V6 still smooth and torquey. It
has been reliable, the first time it let me down
was a few weeks ago when the water pump
went (after 8.5 years and 76k miles). It's a
shame that it was cancelled. Reviewers always
complained about the back seat, but I think
this is a perfect sized small sedan.
Smooth engine (V6 w/ manual transmission),
tight construction, great feel to steering
I purchased this car from my Father-in-
law. He had it since new and it is a
fully optioned V6 SE. By the time I
got it (70,000 miles) I had to replace
the full suspension system, tyres,
Brakes, water pump, electric fan and
some other things that I can't
remember. As you can imagine I was
less than impressed. The check engine
light also came on at highway speeds
(still does but know one knows why). I
have been through 3 Ford dealers as
they do not know what customer service
is. But since I replaced the above
components, the car has been
reasonably reliable and is fun to
drive. I have 2 young kids and it is
roomy enough to carry our load on
Drivability and performance. This car
handles and drives very well.
Accelerating on to the freeway is a
pleasure. The trunk is also very roomy.
Ford Dealerships have no idea about
customer service. I will not buy a
Ford again as I do not wish to deal
with them. Cup holders are a pain.
WHEN it runs, it's great. V6
with 5 speed manual is responsive
and fun. The ride is nice, seats are
comfy, and it holds cruise speed in the
mountains. But it is
simply unreliable. In the past 5
months, it has broken down 5
times. Starting at 36K miles (when we
should have seen "the signs" and dumped
it), countless trips to the shop
include catalytic converter, oxygen
sensor, mass air flow sensor, wiring
harness, EGR something-or-another, etc.
The part is NEVER in stock at my Ford
dealership, adding to the
inconvenience. I inherited this car
when I married my husband. My husband
is great, but the car is a lemon.
Peppy engine, fun five speed, moon roof.
Overall reliability and quality parts
that aren't farmed out to some shoddy
outside manufacturer. Cup holder that
actually holds a cup without the
passenger's seat getting in the way.