I've ALWAYS driven used vehicles and let the previous owner/owners take the big hit. But IF I can trust that Ford has the bugs worked out in the initial release, this car MIGHT be the one to get me to take the new car plunge (and the biggest depreciation). Prior to my Focus I drove a lightly-modded '97 Escort and THAT was the car that changed my mind about domestics...
I understand, expect I'm young and make good $$$ so I might as well enjoy it. I've never owned a new car and soon I will. Just need to sell more new cars!
I figure in many years I will look back upon my 19-whenever this period ends and think, Jesus was I lucky!