What happened to my whole carefully typed out responce:) I'll try to word it differently. Not a great car. Could have been better. We need props. At least is was domestic. Our fleets **bleep** Toyota even though they are manufactured here..
I recall around this time some friends who live outside NYC desperately trying to buy an Escape Hybrid, mainly because of the huge discounts given for tolls when commuting into the city. Because of this, even several year old used ones with lots of miles were selling for near-MSRP prices within a few hundred miles of NYC.