I've always been an enthusiast with a soft spot for Fords. So like many of us, I like quick yet practical sedans. My previous car was a 2004 Chrysler 300M (last year of the FWD LH platform) that I just never got to mod. Loved the idea of rebuilding the motor up to 300hp but never had the $$ to spend. Briefly considered getting a 200S back in 2016 but found them just a bit too small. Vehicle looks are also important to me and my top cars based on looks were the Mazda 6 (sexiest sedan), Ford Fusion, Chrysler 200 and Nissan Maxima. Like I said, the 200 was a little too small and the 6 only had the NA 2.5 at the time. Being an ardent reader of C&D and MT, when I read rumours that the Sport was coming back for the Fusion's mid-cycle update I was excited. Then when I heard the Sport was gonna use the 2.7, that sealed the deal. But being a Canadian, Ford Canada was only getting the 401A Sport's that carried a MSRP of 42-3k and Mazda 6's with the turbo 2.5 specced the way I wanted were 41k. So I started looking at used Maxima's but they had to be the sportier SR trim, which turned out to be hard to find, but I just kept coming back to wanting a Sport or the turbo 2.5 Mazda 6 but especially the Sport. Then in late 2017 the problems with my Chrysler were starting to mount, nothing major just minor things but I began questioning just how much longer she would last. And so in late 2018 I started keeping an eye on low mileage used Sport's in Lightning Blue and Burgundy Velvet, the 2 colours I love this car in. Then in the late spring of 2019 I found my Sport, 1200km away (750miles) for 30k and just over 25000km (15500 miles) mileage. Waffled on buying for several weeks but ultimately pulled the trigger in the first week of June.