Car starts flawlessly every time, the
heater warms up fast. The 3.0 liter,
automatic accelerates and shifts swift
and smooth and the ride is quiet and
smooth as well. There is some roll
when cornering hard and fast, what
you'd expect from a wagon. Otherwise
handling is very good, especially in
panic moves/stops. Braking is very
Interior is roomy (ligitimately can
fit 8 passengers), egronomics are
excellent, seats are comfortable,
original sound system is very good.
Reliability is excellent. Have
serviced regularly, as suggested, with
no problems. Replaced tires/wheel
alignment at 57000 mi., front pads at
62000 mi. I am extremely satisfied.
*Sleek, sporty appearance, very good
*Back seat and 3rd seat fold down
flush for moving packages, boxes,
furniture, equipment, etc.
*3rd seat is fun for the kids, great
for drive-in movies, "tailgating" and
Car would be more sporty w/ console
and bucket seats.Otherwise, car is
a great family and work vehicle w/
plenty of room!
We purchased this car for our college
bound daughter, within a week it
stranded her: ablown fuse with no
known cause. Finally get it back,
stranded her again, blown head gasket,
leaking radiator, and now the tranny is
acting up too. A knowledgible mechanic
told to get rid of these before they
hit 120k, ours has 101k. I'm looking
at a $1000 repair bill on acar that I
paid $500 too much for.
We like all the bells and whistles,
power everything, roomy, safe.
Make the head gaskets last longer, beef
up the tranny. Why can't an american
car go as far as a Honda or Toyota?
Why can't a person buy an american car
with 101k and get another 101k out of
Bought new in 92. 3.0 motor is bullit
proof. Uses quart of oil every
2000miles (145000 on odometer). Changed
oil every 3000 and trans fluid (key
maintenance) every 30k. Air cond still
ice cold, just replaced water pump
(144k)..rebuilt trans at 112000
(starting to get soft ($1600).I pulled
heavy loaded popup trailer on summer
vacations. ABS Brake rotors only
problem area. Acceleration misfire
caused by mass airflow sensor cable,
FORD has update..worth the $40.
Engine durability unsurpassed.
Premium stereo is excellent even after
12 years. Drives snoothe than
sedan..coil spring with shocks in rear.
Brake rotors on ABS models.
Radiators tend to leak in cold climates
(plastic and metal connection crimp