Bought this because Ford had better financing at the time. By far the worst car I have ever owned. I drive highway to work and only get 23 MPG (compared to the 29 it was listed at). It has been in the shop several times in the first two years with transmission problems. Going back to the shop now because the driver seat broke. Turning radius is horrible. Without traction control, can't get it to move on even a dusting of snow. This was the first and last Ford I will ever own. The value of it has dropped so much I can't even afford to get rid of it since I still owe double what it is worth. I wouldn't recommend this car to anyone.