This was quite a deal. A SES for $14,150! (list was $18,295). Beware, the $500 Ford cash for using their credit will yield you a 10.75% interest rate. I took that deal but will pay it off early so it doesn't matter. Manual trans but with a 4 cyl that's the only way to go. Reasonable quiet and smooth, build quality seems good, even the temp control buttons on the dash have a good feel. No rattles or wind noise. THE deal for 2009.
Corney as it sounds I like the lighted cup holders. The engine will actually shut off 2 cylinders and run if it has over-heated (read your manual). Oil changes at ever 7500 miles. Nice size glove box and center console.
I agree with the previously mentioned cheap-O sun visors, but a minor blemish on a nice car. The "auto dimining" rear view mirror doesn't dim enough - I'll take a manual version thank you.
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