There have been a few reliabilty
issues including two alternators, the
air conditioning compressor and the
radiator. The motor does not burn a
drop of oil. I have seen a lot of bad
press on the transmission so, I am
getting nervous. The ABS system
performs flawlessly. I like the fact
that it also has rear disc brakes (an
option on the sedan). There was a
problem with a plugged catalytic
convertor at 50,000 miles, but Ford of
Canada covered half the cost. I
replaced the struts and shocks at
80,000 miles to improve the ride. The
3.0 liter is the better choice than
the 3.8. Better fuel economy and
Exterior styling. Utility. ABS brakes.
The car also has solid rust
resistance. It is well balanced for
winter driving especially with
dedicated snow tires. The dual air
bags are great. The tuner on the
radio is very nice and the range for
FM reception is very good.
Increased reliabilty of accessories.
It needs better speakers. The
ignition key lock wore out requiring
replacment. The door closing bolt
(mounted on the door pillar)
mysteriously loosened. I check the the
bolt and when necessary tighten it
with an allen key.
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