By the time the car was five years old
with 63k miles, I had had the
transmission rebuilt, did the brakes
twice myself, replaced several
suspension components trying to fix
dangerous at the limit handling
characteristics, installed several new
electrical items including power window
motors and power seat switches, and
several mechanics were chasing a check
engine problem. All this and 22 mpg.
So, I traded it this weekend for a '02
Subaru. It handles, shifts, and stops
like a car should. No more Fords for
Improve total engineering and quality
picture. A five year old car with 63k
on it should not require a transmission
rebuild, and two brake jobs. Emergency
handling is dangerous!
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