I've owned this vehicle since 10/07. Overall I enjoy the car very much. There are a few problems Ford could work on though. If you like plastic, you will love the interior. Ford could have made the interior a little less spartan by even just using softer plastic parts in some places. Another issue is the Max AC setting. You can turn the AC on by pressing the AC or Max button but once the Max air is on, the AC can only be turned off by pressing the Max button again (to turn it off) and then the AC button. There is also little storage space in the vehicle. It's very roomy and fun to drive. I have no issued with the power. It's a small V4 and gets great mpg.
Sync, moonroof, leather seats
AC controls, more storage, less hard plastic. Better paint quality and workmanship
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