Transmission will require overhaul or replacement at some point after 65K miles due to weak aluminum forward clutch piston.
This 3.8L engine is well known for timing cover/headgasket failure.
Both of these are serious and costly repair issues that Ford could have engineered out.
Smooth ride and handling with good power
Seriously improve the drivetrain reliability issue.
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