Well, like most of the country right now, I needed to cut costs and adjust finances....so I had to trade in my '08 Mustang GT Convertible. Oh well. I decided to go full economy and got a new Ford Focus SE four door automatic. Lol...I know, big difference in power and fuel economy....but you know what? I really like this little car so far. The ride is comfortable, the power is fine, the tranny shifts smoothly, and the overall fit for me seems just right. It's actually not a bad looking car either and I got one in a decent color (dark gray). Get's 33mpg hwy. according to the EPA.....but I expect a bit more the way I drive it. Can anybody tell me anything about this car as far as what they may have learned from owning the redesigned Focus (since '08 model on is all new). I really disliked the looks of the older one. Is the engine reliable? It's got the Duratech 2.0L making 140hp. I heard it was designed by Mazda (any relation to the inline four in the Miata?). Anyway, I'm satisfied so far but we'll see what the future brings with this car. I plan on changing the oil at 1k miles and again at 3k miles.....then full synthetic for life at 5k OCI's. Any comments, suggestions, or opinions about anything with this car are welcome.