I bought in 1/2008 w/12k miles. I have only put 12k miles on it but I love it. Kids take it on long trips with friends and love it. Great hwy mileage. Short commute (and lead foot) keeps mpg quite low. Capital Ford/Raleigh just replaced front/rear brakes for free. I love them, too! When was the last time you said that about your dealer service? I have no complaints about the power. Performs well in NC mountains.
I bought this model to load dogs in and out - SO EZ! I love it. Older dog easily gets in/out with mid seat out of way. I call it my wagon on steroids.
NC summers require colder more powerful air conditioning. I can't get it cooled down before my trips are over. Fans are way tooooo loud. I would have liked both heated seats and rear sensors. I'm still doing 20 pt turns to park it but that's me.