The 2.0 duratec in my moms car is a fantastic engine. 212K some miles on it, and it runs exactly as it did new. No real engine problems at all, original cat sensors on it, the dealer installed cruise control servo took a shit and I repaired that which was kind of fun. The MTX-75 seems equally robust, the stock shifter is nothing to brag about, but it still has no notchiness or engagement problems, while the 4th gear in my 75K mile car is developing a notchy engagement while the trans is warming up. I'm avoiding 4th gear now until the trans warms up as the synchros aren't going to heal themselves.
I'm actually really impressed with the Duratec, it just keeps going and feels as strong as it did when brand new. The car is about to replaced with a brand new Honda Fit, so now I'm looking forward to seeing how that stacks up.