"Zero Buyer's Remorse"4.5 starson by Stsimone
Pros: Top notch performance, well tuned handling, excellent interior details, jealousy inducing vehicle.
Cons: Real world fuel mileage less then advertised, parking this beast takes practice
Summary: I read a lot of reviews prior to deciding on this car, but once I got to the lot and drove one, I drove away in it. It had everything I was looking for in a mid-size quasi-luxury sedan. Huge cabin, tons of space, gorgeous interior, a galaxy of controls and options, very effective AWD, smoking performance, and a great look from the outside.
I went with the performance package which comes with the improved tires, suspension, and brakes, and I say this is a must. Having went for this option, I never noticed any of the issues a lot of the reviewers had, such as excessive body lean and insufficient braking force.
On the downside, I bought this car to be a semi-efficient commuter since the sticker claimed 27 mpg. I drive 40 miles each way, with 35 of them highway, and I'm happy to average 23 mpg. If I'm driving around town or wanting to get into the performance even a little, the MPG drops like a rock. I fully understand that the industry can't quite get a 360 hp, 4000 pound sedan to truly make 30 mpg, but nonetheless, I was optimistic. Also, I was nearly ready to throw the car back as a lemon due to it having trouble starting, but discovered this to be simply a loose battery cable. A very minor defect, but it did raise a flag for me in terms of factory quality control.
This said, the overall feel of this car is that its the complete package. Its unbelievably comfortable to drive and ride in (air conditioned, dual zone massaging, bucket seats!). The interior controls work and integrate very well (Sync is AWESOME!). The appearance combines with the grin-producing performance to give you a warm fuzzy feeling about driving it. On top of that, I got it 6k under sticker price since Ford was liquidating the 2010 models.
Go drive one that has the performance package. That should make up your mind.
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