I bought this car in 2001 with 60k miles on the car. My wife wanted a convertible and this car had a higher entry into the car than the GM F- bodies. So, I work a good deal and drove it home. Within 6 month I had to replace the alternator and battery. No biggy. About to months later the coil pack. Well this went on about every 4 to 5 months. Also within the first year I had to remove the intake and clean it because of carbon build up. For use a poorly designed valve cover which lets engine gases escape into the PVC line. At 120,000 miles the head gasket blew, and I had enough of this car breaking down. The door windows hit the top when opening and closing. 2005 got the better idea fix.
Convertable. Ride height. Great looks.
Fix a problem, don't come up with a better idea. We drove a 2007 Mustang convertible and the door window still hit the top when opening and closing the door. Ford's fix was to make the window go down a fraction of an inch when the doors are opened. What a joke. Just one more problem in the future.