Since November of 08, this car has been in the shop at least once a month.
Had a massive oil leak, seals had failed.
Diesel leak, gasket had failed.
Transmission fluid leak, seal had failed.
Power steering fluid leak.
I don't blame Ford or the car for these issues, the truck had 92,000 miles on it upon purchase and I beat on it pretty hard from June to August; these have just been aggravating annoyances that come with vehicle ownership.
For the size of this vehicle it handles like a dream, very quick turning, braking and accelerating.
Towed extensively with it for two months, had no problems towing. The truck pulled the 28' auto trailer like it wasn't even their. Through the sizzling heat of the south to the mountains of Colorado, the truck never seemed to show even a hint of stress.
The cabin is very open and comfortable; with the back seat removed and the mid cabin seats folded down, you can fit a mattress in their for those long hauls.
After driving this vehicle, I cannot see myself ever downgrading to something smaller or going back to a gasoline engine.