"At 100k miles this car has earned my respect, as I have only replaced the battery and tires. It has never broken down! Ford really did a great job on this one. I highly recommend it to anyone who wants a stylish and dependable car. My manual tranny gets between 26 and 30 mpg at all times. I just love it..."
"After 42000 miles, Nothing has broken, no rattles, and the ride is very acceptable with the original springs. With aftermarket springs it looks better(Lower), corners better, but the ride on anything but smooth roads is not very comfortable. MPG is great, 18-24 regularly."
"I got this car January of 2006 with 90000 miles on it. It was adult owned prior to me. This car gets better fuel economy than the ratings and has reasonable power for a small v6. The best air conditioning ever. My only complaint about this car is that the paint is chipping all over the car in places that you wouldn't expect like where the roof meets the rear fender on both sides, around the tag, on the roof, front bumper, and driver side door. The paint is extremely glossy other than the chips. wierd. all in all, a great car for the money."