After 10 years of my first Ford, I can
say it has been fairly reliable - had
some Mass Air Flow Sensor and O2 Sensor
issues at about 50,000. Also, it has
had 2 out of the 3 faults that I am
told it is infamous for - broken motor
mounts and now the tranny is shot.
Never had problems with the third one -
head gaskets, but it was probably
coming. An excellent handling car in
the snow, providing you have good tires
on it. I would consider buying another
one, but I would research a bit to make
sure the tranny and head gasket
problems have been ironed out.
Heads up control for radio, front seat
leg room, illuminated power window &
Make the tranny, computer emmission
sensors and head gaskets more reliable.
Provide usable cup holders.
I purchased the car from my company
where it was used as a fleet car. It
has been through two teenage drivers
and one front end accident. It had
about 65,000 miles on it when I got it
and I had no repairs on until the
started failed around 95,000 miles. I
had it tuned up about that time- first
one. I spent around $1100 on
transmission repairs at about 120000
miles. Still runs nice.