My wife's 1997 Chevy Cavalier is bleeding antifreeze..
but we arent bothering to get it fixed..my wife loves the car (she bought it new in 1997..its been a reliable car for 12 years) but its time is up..antifreeze leak, oil leak, and rusting gas tank..
I have always said American cars are good for 10 years only..and hers is 12..so thats a good run.
We are debating between a Scion XD and a Ford Focus..
we like the Scion a lot, but it feels a bit cramped..maybe too small..
my wife likes the Ford better..(and its going to be "her car"..so she makes the choice!)
We were considering a Ford Fusion, Ford's answer to the Accord...really good rebates on them right now..
(which drops it into our price range..otherwise it wouldn't even be in consideration)
until we learned its built in Mexico..that makes me leery or quality..
and if im going to buy an american car, I want to at least support American jobs..
Kodak (where I work) has sent lots of jobs to Mexico..so I dont want to support Ford sending jobs to Mexico..
Im not a big fan of domestic makes anyway, from a quality standpoint..
I consider Ford ok, (my first car was a 1981 mustang! so Im a mustang fan)
...never been a GM fan at all..and everyone knows Chrysler has always been a disaster..
but ive been doing a lot of reading, and the Ford rates pretty well on the reliability scale..(not as good as the Scion of course, (which is a Toyota) but its rates pretty well..)
so we might go with the Focus.
We do try to buy American..but its hard to do that when it comes to a car. my Honda Civic (built in Ohio) is also a 1997, and will easily live twice as long as my wife's 1997 Chevy.
anyone here have a late-model Ford of any kind?
how do you like it?
(sorry to hijack your thread jim! but it sounds like your story is resolved for now..)