Bought new in spring '93 and it's only
at 96K now;still looks/runs about as
good as new. Beyond regular maintenance
we've done no repairs other than replace
a cracked clutch slave and deal with the
poorly-designed parking brake. All the
heat shields have been removed after
they started to fall off (or rattle)
over the years. Note: this V6 burned
about 1 qt oil every 1,500 miles since
it was new-- Ford claimed this was
"within spec" and it's never really
changed. Re-torquing the intake manifold
bolts seemed to help for a while, but it
certainly didn't stop the oil use.
Fun to drive, comfortable, long bed
great for hauling/camping. Good MPG.
Hopefully they've fixed the bad parking
brake and the silly plastic shift rail
plugs that led to so many transmission
failures. Oil use and intake manifold
blow-by have likely been fixed.