I recieved this car brand new when I was sixteen in exchange for getting a full ride to college (I was pretty spoiled). I drove it until Christmas 2009 when I got t-boned and they totalled it out. One weird thing: after four wrecks (never give a teenager a new car people!) the air bags have still not deployed. I have never had a head-on collision, which may be the key. The good things: great gas mileage (~20mpg), the bed holds all my junk when I moved in and out of college, and I've never had to make any major repairs in ten years of owning it. There were two small things, both under $150. Two-seater truck isn't great for a family but it was perfect for me and I'll sure miss it!
Chrome, V6 was fun!, very safe (no injuries in 4 bad wrecks), runs great even after 100K miles, spacious bed, even good for roadtrips (we took it from OK to FL and back!) Loved that truck!
Get a good truck box for the bed! (Ford should really offer these as an option.)