This care is absolutely one of the best deals around for the price. The rebates Ford gives right now are amazing, I got $3500 back. It may not have the interior of a BMW, but it doesn't have the sticker either. The car is absolutely wonderful, shifting is very easy and smooth. Looks like a luxury car, drives like one too.
Quiet interior even at highway speeds. Great manual transmission. Audiophile sound is great. Sync is fun.
Sync needs a little work with voice commands, but updates are planned I am told. Other than that the car is great. Maybe add traction control to the FWD.