Bought this se sedan in sept 2010 with auto trans.
Have 6500 miles on it now and have never seen under 40mpg on the interstate at 70 to 75mph.
City driving never under 30mpg. Very comforable seats front and back although a little short of legroom in back.
My wife and I have lower back troubles we had very little compaints after 8 hour drives.
Did have a check engine light come on in Florida and scanner found defective
solinoid or sensor in evaporative control and emissions system. Ford garage said ok to drive and had part replaced in Ky after 4 day wait.
Should mention that the trip to Fl included myself wife and brother in law and thus car was loaded down for a two week stay.
Love the auto tranny..comfy seats and it handles as good or better than my previously
owned 84 honda Prelude or Ford Escort GT. Reliability???will just wait and see
I am bothered by relections from sun on dash likely caused by long rake on windshield
into passenger compartment. Not sure how to eleminate this. Maybe some sort of stickum sun blocker over top of windshield.