My wife has driven this car since we
bought it as a demonstrator from the
dealer. Overall it is a very agile, but
strains a little bit on long hills.
However, we had one major problem. The
automatic transmission failed at only
30,000 miles. It was replaced under
warranty (following a 3-day dispute
about when the warranty officially
expired). The replacement transmission
developed a slow leak after a year in
service. Other than that it has worked
OK, so far. The car is at 60,000 miles.
The air conditioning has gone out and
we're worried the transmission will go
out again, so we're considering a
replacement while it still has some
Great handling, good visibility.
Oscillating vent is nice. Reasonably
Get rid of the Ford transmission!!!
Road noise excessive at highway speeds.