We bought this vehicle based on
the Consumer Reports review.
The Ford ran fine for a couple of years
and then the problems started. In the
past 8 years, we have replaced the
starter 4 times, the fuel pump 3-4
times, had the transmission worked on,
the radiator replaced, as well as one
head and head gaskets replaced. In
addition to many other mechanical
problems, such as the two rear power
Whatever you do, stay away from Ford's
3.8L V8 engine and transmission. The
3.0L is much better, and Ford no longer
makes the 3.8L engine. They were
problem prone from Day 1.
Generally rides nice, especially on
Make the vehicle much more reliable to
compete with Honda, Toyota, Nissan, etc.