Although I've just recently purchased
this vehilce, my parents purchased it
brand new and we have never had a
single problem other than regular
scheduled maintainance. The vehicle
has been great and I plan to drive it
until it dies which I'm sure will be
at least 200k, this is one of the 3
Fords my family owns, ( F-150, and
Taurus) I'm proud of all my fords.
I love everything about it, stero
system, one switch 4wd, very roomy,
rear audio, lamps on the exterior
Gas milage could be better but no real
I bought it used in 1999, with 3000
miles. Great veh. for towing our boat.
But disappointed with Ford. No help
with costs of replacing auto cam chain
tensioner at 40K mi., ball joints both
sides at 60k mi.,and intake manifold
gaskets. Ford did provide new tires of
course to replace the Firestones. Why
such poor front suspention joints?
This vehicle is not very good. It is
underpowered and has many little
problems. Everything from not being
able to keep the wheels aligned even
when dirving carefully to the rear
windshield wiper working
occasionally. The inside feels cheap
and plasticy and the resale is
The stereo is alright eventhough the
CD player broke after about a month
Just do away with it, now that will be
a great improvement.
I had originally traded a mustang gt
for this because I needed more space
and the ability to get through the
snow. It ahs been a very reliable
vehicle and has never let me down or
stranded me. It has alot more room than
the grand cherokee and blazer. It has
decent power and has a decent ride
(remember its a truck not a car). I
would recomend this to anyone looking
for a reliable and trouble free four
wheel drive vehicle.
The proven reliabilty, the vast amount
of cargo room and looks nice.