Geez, when I was getting older stuff, there were lots of choices. Now that I'm looking for something fairly new, if not brand new, pickings are getting mighty slim. I was looking at 20 different vehicles but I'm down to two now. I thought the Escape would be perfect but both myself and the girlfriend can't stand the seats in them. Consumer Reports says to go with leather seating as the padding is thicker but the bottom was so short, it hurt the back of her legs. We're both 6 foot so that left a LOT of things out. I'm down to 2 vehicles. Either a new or late model used Equinox or a late model Fusion just off lease. The Fusion is the right color and has everything I wanted to find, with one exception. I'm wanting a 4 banger due to easier maintenance. The Fusion has a 1.5 turbo Ecoboost engine. My bike has a bigger engine. It seems to do okay on the interstate but isn't much on acceleration. I can live with the slower pickup, I'm just wondering about long term reliability. I was looking for a 2.5 but they are few and far between. CR rates it pretty good and if it has the 2.5, I'd jump on it with both feet. The Fusion is a 2017 that went into service in October of '16 with 24,000 miles. It's a Certified car. It spent it's life so far in Lima Ohio and poking around on the navigation, the owner went to the Casino up there a lot. No corrosion evident underneath. The other choice is an Equinox. The GF is on her second one. I'm just luke warm on the looks and visibility. I know some of the folks here are current mechanics. Any suggestion on either? I went over the Fusion with a fine toothed comb and found one small sound I couldn't track down. It only did it on the interstate at 70-75. Slower no noise at all. The Equinoxes are either fully loaded new ones or really basic and shop worn used ones. I may still get an older car, but I'm tired of working on them all the time.