it deserves this. we replaced both cars this year, I went with another Ford, and spouse went back to Mercedes. The Mercedes has already been back to the dealer for issues - they replaced the pulleys and the belt to eliminate a squeaking problem, and had to replace window tracks and other items in the front passenger door. Note that they did this repair without question, and gave a loaner car during this repair.
I have only been back for the 3.5.1 & A4 update - except for when I went back about the notches in my 18" mag wheels, which after much debate are normal to have on cast wheels. But most other car makers machine those to look even, while Ford just left them looking like something took random size bites of out them.
Overall I am happy with my car - even after driving the ST at the LA car show this past Saturday.