Well, my woman needs a new car to go along with her new job, and we were first looking at 3's. However, with the current rebates, the Tribute is approximately the same price. Right now she's one signature away from buying an '05 V6, 4x2 with the step bars, cargo net, wheel locks, and all weather mats. Price is 19,786 after rebates ($3000 off!) and S-plan (her mom works for Ford). Seems like a whole hell of a lot more car than the 3 for approximately the same price. Is there anything I should know before we jump in? I drove it, and it seems real nice, better deal than the Escape and a longer warranty with Mazda. 4x4 would be nice, but we can't swing the extra money. Also, I'd love to have something I could tow my bike around with when we go on road trips. Any opinions are welcome.