I think Panther Black 4 door ST's must be rare, because I have never seen another one around here. I prefer the looks of the 4 door, but realise a 5 door would have been more practical.
It is a car with a bit of a split personality really, it can be very docile and forgiving, or a complete animal! If you take your time, it feels like a luxury car such as an Audi or a Mercedes, but put the foot down and the engine note hardens and it just takes off. It accelerates so fast that you can hardly change through the gears quick enough. Oh and the 6 speed box is a waste of time, the engine has so much torque that I usually block shift from first to third to fifth, and then top. Going through all the gears is a chore!
I can get about 32 mpg and upto 36 on a run, not bad.
Seats are amazingly comfy, and heated too. The suspension is on the firm side as you would expect, but it handles brilliantly for a large car.
The only other thing I don't like about it is that it's easy to stall when parking; if you let the revs drop too much it just cuts out, but I heard you can get the ECU remapped to stop this happening.
This is the best car I have ever had, but there is something a bit too "German" about it. You would think you were sitting in a VW Passat at times and not a Ford. That's maybe a compliment, but it just leaves me a little cold at times. Other than being super fast it's not really that dynamic and is a little lacking in character, but for the price who cares?