New here thought I'd add to this thread first. 256,585 miles on our '04 with no major work done to the engine or transmission components. We've owned the car since new, changed the oil every 3-5k miles and the engine is smooth. This weekend I will be doing the first major repair as I'm replacing all the suspension components (e.g. upper and lower control arms, etc). It's been a Georgia car all its life so no rust issues, I expect the repair to go smoothly and restore the ride characteristics. The only problem we had with it is we had a battery explode due to a faulty alternator. That was probably my own fault. It did screw up the looks of the paint in the engine bay. Honestly, everyone talks about Toyotas being so reliable, this particular Ford would put them to shame.