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Best Family Vehicle Ever
Pros: Looks cool
Cons: wind noiseBetter than driving a mini van.
reliable midsize auto
Pros: great highway ride .good gas mileage even at 70mph
Cons: road noisesecond taurus Ive owned. driven both over 200,00 miles without any major repairs.
Ford Focus Excellence
Pros: Small enough to fit just about anywhere
Cons: It is a stick shiftMy 2003 Ford Focus ZX 5 Hatchback has been with us since zero miles. Given that we are up to date with its maintenance, it has never given us any mechanical problems. With its 1.8L motor and 5-shift gears, it allows us to climb the Imperial-San Diego with ease and power. With its 5 seating cabin, it allows my whole 5-member family to ride comfortably. The cargo area allows 2-medium and 2-small pieces of luggage, enough for a week-long vacation. Its 4 cylinder engine makes it a powerful runner and at the same time it is a very fuel-efficient machine.
The Dog Mobile
Pros: My wife thinks its the heated seats
Cons: There is nothing to dislike about this vehicleThe Flex is one great vehicle, we passed on a m/b for this one and we are happy we did.. It rides like a car and handles like a car but has the lots of room.
My 2003 Yellow ZX-3
Pros: The cars handling.
Cons: Could use more power.I bought it new and it still looks and runs like new. Slightly under 60,000 miles but have never had one problem with the car. About 33mpg on the highway. Handling is awesome. Body is tight, no squeaks or rattles what so ever. Mine is a 5 speed and has a nice shifter. Actually, I have had one problem,,,the 6 disc CD player has malfunctioned on occassion. Other than that, this has been a fun, dependable, economical car to own. I have never regretted buying it.
Cons: Outside looksLove this car!!! Why doesn't Ford promote it more?? We hadn't even heard of it until we went in to the showroom to replace our Explorer.
Worth the money
Pros: Front wheel lock in for slick roads
Cons: Recycled materials for seats.I purchased my Escape new last year. The EPA rating was 28 MPG on the highway and that's what it got. It has a great ride for a smaller SUV and the instrument panel is easy to read. It is a 2 wd with front electrical lock in for slick roads. This is a great help in the winter. I haven't had a Ford for years but this is a great vehicle.