Based on 1192 Ratings for the 2000 - 2007 models.Review this car
By Sophia (AZ) on Tuesday, June 04, 2013
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 120,000overall rating 4 of 10rating details
Pros: "comfortable, drove great (when it worked)"
Cons: "engine failure way too soon, so-so gas mileage."
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 3
"In the last year I had to replace the starter, the alternator, and brake cylinders. A week ago I started it and it started to shake with the check engine light flashing. I took it to the mechanic and found out the number 5 cylinder wasn't working, they replaced the ignition coil and it still did not resolve the problem. Turns out there is an issue with the engine itself and it would cost thousands of dollars to take it apart to find the problem."
5 people out of 6 found this review helpful
By Harmony (FL) on Friday, May 31, 2013
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 140,000overall rating 1 of 10rating details
Cons: "money pit, too many things go wrong"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 1
"I bought this car because I needed a vehicle to be able to travel from where I work back home to my family (about 100 miles one way). I had limited time to look for cars and very limited funds (college student = no money). I picked this car up from a pawn shop for $1400 and thought I was getting a great deal. It ran awesome! Until less than 5 days later I got stranded about 10 miles from home on a major interstate. Turns out the 1st and 3rd cylinders blew. So we bought and replaced the engine... twice... in less than 4 months. The place we got the engine from no refuses to back their own warranty on the engine so I'm stuck with a piece of junk car that doesn't run. On top of the 1st and 3rd cylinders problems when we first replaced the engine it lead to a myriad of other little problems that had to be fixed. The were cheap enough repairs, things like broken lines, valves, spark plugs, etc. But all total we probably put about another $1000 into the car. Got it running again all nice and pretty and what happens but a week later I'm getting ready to head home and just get on the interstate when I lose power and am left stranded again. Not only did the 1st and 3rd blow a second time but the connection to the battery severed. So now it's sitting as a pile of junk in the front yard back at home and I'm stranded without transportation outside of the transport that takes me to and from work. Not to mention that I'm out probably close to $3500 (adding in insurance costs which I was charged for several months because I couldn't get them to cancel my policy because they wouldn't believe that the car was broken down). I have no money to get another car and no one will offer more than $500 for this piece of junk. So I just wanted to warn people DO NOT BUY THIS CAR!!!"
5 people out of 8 found this review helpful
By kevin on Tuesday, May 28, 2013
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 220,000overall rating 8 of 10rating details
Pros: "very reliable and a nice ride"
Cons: "high milage but needs slight body work (under$200)"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 8
"Dent in driver rear bumper and dent in driver rear side pannel. Never died. Just replaced ac compressor and master cylinder. Breaks recent also. Never failed me, I habe officially become a ford man thanks to this beaast."
By baron66 (PA) on Tuesday, May 28, 2013
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 157,000overall rating 8 of 10rating details
Pros: "dependable good on fuel roomy handles well"
Cons: "somewhat expesive to repair, paint peels on gold"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10
"had much trouble with either car. My 1st ses was a 2000 and it served me well. Me and my family make numerous trips to Georgia and Florida yearly and these cars have been wonderful. THey are not the most high performance but they do well."
By hop (CO) on Monday, May 27, 2013
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 65,000overall rating 2 of 10rating details
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10
"back tappet gasket leaks oil"