michael.canada 5pts I own a 1993 GEO Metro as well. I average 52+- MPG Hwy. I cant honestly believe the industry has ignored the need for commuter cars for so many years in the last decade especially. I owe nothing, save an incredible amount of money yearly, The car has 300K miles and with proper maintenance which is replacing almost everything :) it is flawless and a money machine. I have a large BMW, a Large Ford custom high top, and the college kids all drive 2000~2004 Focuses. I could drive a real car but why I only need a commuter. I travel 75plus miles a day. Thank you Ford for taking a affordable step toward common sense. People are having to choose between, food, bills, vacation or feed these machines that only average 23~35 MPG. If they travel 50~100 miles a day and quite a few in America do then the fuel bills are enormous. The other joke is hybrid or electric. The industry sells them at 30~40k they only get 35~50 miles per gallon. I can by a Focus that gets 40MPG at around 14K why would anybody buy a hybrid or electric. Let's be honest with ourselves and stop blaming folks for "not liking these cars" are you kidding. People would by them like hot cakes if they were affordable. We have the engineering, industry claims these cost less to manufacture? Something does not add up. Ford keep up the good work and continue to lead the way!