I had this problem with my fiesta, took it to ford (under warranty) who said it was an issue with the steering column and is actually an easy fix for them. However after a year of no clunking it has now started again so back to ford for me!
I saw one the other day in person and I have to say it looked quite smart, the ford website made it look a very old fashioned colour. Still don't know if its a colour I would ever go for though. I actually love Avalon, it was my first choice but I got my car just after it had been discontinued so there were none left Still love magenta though!