My husband and I have been married for 25 years and have always owned a Ford. We currenty have a 81 Ford Escort ( yes thats right a 1981) that still runs well. We also have a 92 Ford Explorer that we depend on daily. In Jan of this year we decided to add another Ford to the family. We purchased the 2012 Ford Escape and LOVE it! The greatest point to my story is that our son just got his permit and he will be able to learn to drive all of our fine Fords! Thank you Ford Motor company for producing such a good product.