I have a Titanium 1.8 petrol/flexifuel model bought new 08 plate, owned since April. Ford got the build spec a little wrong but that's now ok. <?: prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com
I've had no issues with reliability so far but it's only done 5.5k miles. I am hoping it will be as reliable as my previous car (focus) which only needed the passenger lock motor replacing under warranty. I had the focus for 7 years again from new.
Overall I am very happy with the car, it's a pleasure to drive and I look forward to driving it.
On the downside:the fuel consumption is poor on short trips but acceptable on a straight run. Auto wipers are rarely at the correct speed, auto lights not very auto and there's a very small amount of condensation in the rear lights.
Best bits: Panoramic roof (kids love it), front & rear parking sensors, cruise control, high seating position, comfy seats, gear stick position, auto mirror, sony 6 disc stereo & 8 speakers, ambient lighting, smart 17" wheels, heated screen & mirrors, bluetooth and voice control.
Some of the features above may be a factory option or on Titanium trim only. Don't jump in too quick, check it has the spec you want, if not there will be plenty of others to choose from.
I don't know if the newer models are more or less reliable than older models but I rate this car very highly.