The car drove well at first with regular maintenance. After the first 100,000 miles there were problems with several hoses connected to the exhaust system and it became much louder. At 142, 000 miles it needs a new transmission and several boards. I trusted the brand after a mercury villager minivan that I drove for more than 260,000 miles but I won't buy another mercury vehicle.
The only thing that bothers me is the engine noise but it's a 4 cyl 5 speed. It's a fun car to drive and the features that come with the car is perfect for what I and any one else needs that drives a lot.