I find if I enjoy the car I just bought, I drive it a lot more than just for necessities.
When I bought a new 1999 Contour SVT I put well over 20,000 miles in the first year. And ditto the second.
When just driving for need would have been about 6,000 miles.
Now that I am retired, my actual 'need' driving is only about 2,000 miles a year.
Yet I am putting 8,300 a year on the 2014 ST I own. I go drive just for the fun of driving the ST.
I would say the driving miles per month may drop after you get used to the car.
And the newness and fun drop off (though I have to say 3 full years in, the fun of driving my ST has NOT slowed down for me)
I was sad though with that SVT that I burned through the warranty in less than two years.. All joy riding.
With the new car.. You have up to one year (with no penalty) to buy a Ford Extended warranty..
After 8 months or so you might consider if you want the Extended Warranty.
(To get it you have to buy it before 3 years or 36,000 miles. After the first year a $100 added 'fee' is imposed)
My round trip to work each day is 75 miles, if I don't enjoy back roads. So about 1500 miles a month. Add on that another 250-600 a month in joy riding. I bought the car to drive and have fun, its not some ultra rare sports car I bought to place in a vacuum free atmosphere to pull out in years and make 100K on it. Keep up with your maintenance shouldn't matter if you put 2500 miles on it a month. Now get out there and have fun!!! By the way I bought mine in September with 327 on the clock, its now just shy of 5K.
That's a lot of miles in 2 months. But some people put on a lot of miles and others don't. If you can afford the car and the gas, then it doesn't matter. Just realize that when you buy a car NEW and put on lots of miles, then yes, it's going to be worth a whole lot less a whole lot faster. But that's irrelevant really if you maintain it well and keep for a long time.
I work from home and don't drive mine much.....more like a weekend car or for longer drives. So I've got 402 miles on it and it's been just over a month of ownership. But so be it.