After 32 years I thought it was time to try another American car. I've been driving Toyota, Honda, and Lexus all these years. Since Ford's quality has improved significantly over the past few years, I thought I would take a serious look and drive one. Well, I was impressed and bought the SEL pretty well loaded including 18 inch wheels. The V6 and 6-speed auto are very smooth and I'm averaging 22 MPG after six weeks of driving half city, half freeway. The sport tuned suspension makes handling very acceptable and the car has a very solid feel. In summary, this is a very nice car and a great value. It also feels good to drive a car made by an American company.
The voice activated Micosoft SYNC is excellent. My IPOD is stored, out of site, in the center console where it's connected. SYNC also makes telephone calls so easy. SYNC coupled with a 6-CD player, satelite radio and driving can be a pleasure no matter where you are.
The material used for the interior looks several notches below top quality.