Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Melbourne's West
Mate, it's the right price! :-)
Check the dash - mine had an intermittent fault that would make it go blank occasionally - probably a dodgy earth. Also the piss-ant starter cable can cause hot starting problems - easy to replace with one from an earlier car. The fusible link from the battery to the rest of the car can deteriorate, but new ones from Ford are cheap.
If it has a trip computer, this can stuff up - oddly enough mine occasionally did it when you braked - it reset and the brainbox then thought you had no fuel in the car so it kept beeping at you. Never figured that one out.......
Also prone to oil leaks from rocker cover (easy fix) and rear main seal (not so easy). Power steering leaks from the box are common, but reco boxes are not too expensive.
But a beautiful car to drive, and best of all, it's a Ford! ;-)