This 98 626 has never reqired any
repairs except an ABS sensor @30K. It
is a 5 speed manual which seems to be
more reliable than the automatics. I
change the oil every 3000 miles and
keep up with scheduled services and
have yet to have a hint of a problem.
I'm a little worried about the Ford
connection as my well cared for
Windstar's engine blew up after 61,000
miles. The car has plenty of pep with
the 5 speed and appears to be utterly
reliable...more trouble free than my
Honda accord which puts it in good
company. It also handles well in snow
and ice but will bog down in the
really deep stuff.
fit and finish, large trunk
key should unlock all the doors at
once. I didn't like the origional
bridgestone tires. They wore like iron
and rode like iron. A set of michelin
tires improved the car's ride and
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