i have an 08 F, i love it! it does pretty good with the gas mileage concidering the type of engine it has, yes lots of brake dust, but i have had the car since January of this year and no squeeky brakes! thank god! its been a wonderful car so far, a joy to drive, i will say it sucks to be in the passenger seat, one rough ride, like a bumpy go kart! my husband does all the maintnance on it, oil changes etc, so i save there, not looking forward to getting new tires after hearing about how much they are, in general its a great car and im glad i bought it, it gets looks like crazy and im very proud to own and drive such a fantastic and well made car.