This car is worth looking. Too bad many people just turned away to Japanese imports. It's spacious, and the engine power is very adequate. Considering the tire size, it is actually very quiet. The interior and exterior design all come with taste. And all of these come with very reasonable price. I will strongly recommend this model as well as 2002 Taurus (basically the same) to any friend who is considering buying a new car.
Spacious interior, neat design of center console, good low-gear torque output, much better steering feel than Camry, stylish exterior with taste, luxurious options with reasonable add-on prices.
May add a rear radar option because viewing angle when backing is limited; turning diameter is large maybe due to long axle length, consider change to rear wheel drive; should add a 5th gear to accommodate V6 Duratec's high-speed output.