Bought brand new, now at 118K, at the
time there wasn't many options for a
small wagon. Reliability has been AWFUL.
O2 sensor is always malfunctioning
..check engine light can only be off for
a week or so, learned to live with. Many
expensive parts; ABS sensor, calipers,
wiring, wheel bearings, front
suspension. Now tranny starting to act
weird, also many recalls have been
tiresome (lost track, at least 10 of
them). Perhaps Ford has worked out the
problems, they now offer longer
warantee, (we had 3 yr, 36k mile), but I
don't appreciate paying to be a tester.
Interior is cheap, stereo is cheap. Cup
holders, WHO CARES? (they are bad
though). Seats are like boards.
Space, I am 6'3" 230 lbs, and can sit
comfortably. Lots of cargo space in the
back. Reasonably quiet for a small car
once you get some decent tires on it.
Handles great in snow with studded snow
tires, will go anywhere.
Make it work like it should. I don't
mind cheapness in a cheap car, but it
needs functionality and reliability. Too
bad Ford doesn't understand what's
important for someone buying this class
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