Originally Posted by doctorjohnny
Well, I'll give you real incentive to go Ford. I own a car dealership. We're real careful about what we carry and put into customers' driveways. For example, we don't carry intrepids with 2.7L, Quad 4 vehicles with high mileage, we change intake gaskets on high mileage 3.1L and 3.4L GM's, nor do we carry a mazda 626 transmission, nor a Honda V6 transmission. Well, after this past year we don't carry Toyota or Honda anymore. Not because of the market, oh no, because of the money with throw into almost every one doing repairs. And guess what else, the infamous Ford Taurus headache has turned into one of our crown jewels. We rarely have major problems with 2001 and newer Taurus's.
Forgive me, oh foreign car fans, but you can't buy a brand new 1993 Camry, Corolla, or Civic that will go until you simply turn off the key. Oh, no, save money for a motor.
Now I'm a Ford fan but don't you think you are twisting this a little?
My one son has owned a number of F250 and dragged then and is a murderator on a diesel forum so I know all the problems they have had with the fuel system you did not report.
I purchased a new 2003 T-bird in 2004 for my wife because that was the only year they offered a baby blue to match her 57, what about that transmission I replaced at 36,300 miles? Yea its the same one used in the mountaineer V8 and a couple of other Fords that has an average life span of 65,000, I later found out. Yea they did replace the rear end at 6,000 miles also, the 97 Lexis my wife had never was to the dealership and I knew I would have never pried that car from her, so gave her the T-Bird for her birthday and figured she would keep both. Lexis 400 sold 1st day in paper and ended up costing $1800 +/- a year to drive.
So, my Sequoia just turned 120,000 miles Friday (2005), has been to dealer once to replace belts at 100,000 miles only because the vette was on lift in garage so I could not do it.
Oil is changed every 10,000 miles and just checked it yesterday as will not be able to change till next week, oh not lost a drop in a hair over 10,000 miles.
When should I plan on buying engine, like you say?