Bought the car used from the person who drove it off the lot new. It had been maintained exceptionally well. Started lunging in reverse about 5 months after we got it. A few weeks later I got in the car and it was making a horrid sound, felt like I was trying to drive in first and it was dragging. First part needed isn't available anymore. Mechanic - rightfully so - doesn't want to buy a used or reconditioned transmission as it seems to be such a chronic issue with these cars - so Ford and their service department will be getting $6000 to replace the bloody thing. That's more than half what we owe on the car. I'm absolutely sick about it. I have never had such a money pit.
We loved that it would accommodate our large family without being such a gas guzzler. It has done none of us any good sitting at the Ford garage for the last 2 weeks, torn down, while they graciously try to find a way to save us a little money.
Well they don't make them anymore, so they beat me to the punchline there.
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