I've had my Escort for 6 and a half years. I bought it brand new and it is as reliable today as it was back in June 1998! It has almost 130,000 miles and going strong. It even survived about two years of being used by my wild teenage son. When this car finally retires, I will definately want to buy another Ford. Wish they still had Escorts.
The trunk is big and the back seats lay forward, so I can actually carry very large items. I also love the remote control trunk and door opener on the keychain.