Received car basically as a gift with 65000 miles,
only catch was it needed a new tranny, car has
70000 miles now with new tranny. The car runs
well, has a soft smooth ride, handles O.K. This car
is not very good on gas, and like many american
cars the steering is too loose! Very comfortable to
sit in and the controls are right where they should
be, for some reason I Love the strange looking
round control panel. The stock radio is nice and the
climate control works great, good trunk space too.
soft smooth ride, radio, climate control
transmission needs to be geared better, maybe this
is the reason they break so often? Gas Milage.
This car was specifically built for me.
Within the first 2 years I began having
throttle assembly problems. It's now on
it's 4th TA. The throttle sticks in the
idle position. Instead of paying $300
for another throttle body, a friend
said to check the throttle fly. It was
the problem. Carb cleaner fixed it.
Carbon build-up was the culprit.
Also one spark plug is located on the
backside of the engine which means the
engine has to be disassembled to change
it. This makes normal maintenance be
Also, the transmission finally broke
two months ago. $1600 to repair. No
warning that the transmission was about
Designed for the driver. Everything
the driver needs is in easy reach.
Allow easier access to the spark plugs.
Determine a fix to the throttle
assembly carbon build-up problem. MOST
IMPORTANTLY, REDESIGN the transmission.
There are a number of
service bulletins against it. Ford
SHOULD HAVE recalled to fix the problem.
I,ve owned this vehicle for 3+ years
and it has been an extremely reliable
car. The car currently has 176000+
miles and I have no compliants. Only
maintance has been normal wear and
tear with parts resonably priced.
Engine does not burn any oil even at
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