yep..ford tried to follow GM and make there own 3.8 and it failed miserably..these things are pretty quick new..ill give em that..but after about 60K its just all down hill from there...
im actually suprised it made it to 160K before any huge problems arised
struts nd shocks all around
alot of new gaskets under the hood, prolly new or rebuilt heads
new or rebuilt trans
rack and pinion seals
the list goes on..and this POS just isnt worth it
i hate ford >.<