“However, over the next 100,000 miles you should budget for:”
“1. New struts front and rear.”
“3. New radiator”
“4. New CV joints and half shafts”
“5. Fuel pump”
Docnick, may I disagree with you a bit ?
I don’t do Fords, but . . .
. . . but I’ve got a driveway full of GM and Chrysler cars (and have had for years and years) and I have to tell you that I’ve never replaced any of the above items in 200,000 miles/10 years on my cars.
I did replace 1 radiator beyond the 10 year limit (leaking from small cracks in plastic near top hose connection - fairly normal fatigue) and the closest I can come to struts was rattling rear top strut mounts that I replaced on 1 vehilce (no struts), also well past 10 years/200,000 miles. No struts, no CVs or axles, no fuel pumps !
Battery and serpentine belt, I’ll agree on those, and I’d figure on some tires, brake pads, possibly rotors, coolant replacement, a transmission fluid change, and a set of spark plugs, but, basically that’s all I’ve needed for way beyond the 10 year/150,000 mark.
I would budget a little bit for unexpected things, whatever those could possibly be.
Not all the domestic cars are as bad as some folks remember them.