Very fun to drive and love the look of this body style. Be careful when you get in the higher mileage. After 120,000 just about everything that can go wrong on a car went wrong on this. In the last year: transmission, clutch, mass airflow sensor, a/c clutch, alternator and hoses. And after all this I still don't trust the car, but that's what I expect from a Ford.
Exterior styling, great gas mileage for a sporty 6-cylinder and good torque.
Have Honda, Toyota or Nissan build the engine and slap a Ford tag on it.