I have my reservations about Ford Products. I know the car was designed by a Japanese engineer. But the car has some FOrd Focus products in the car, but Mazda just will not say what products are shared. Sure its a great car to have, but what if the great M3 you buy breaks down 1 year after you purchase it? That is a true possibility. I am still very weary about the Mz3. I wish that Ford wouldn't own 34% of Mazda and taht Mazda still ran its own company while producing the Mz3. A chassis is a chassis, but it is the biggest piece of metal in your car, remember that. Anything to do with Ford, I'm running the other way. We'llhave to wait and see after the car has been released.