I have had several recalls on this car,
It continues to fall apart on me so I
am trading it in for a VW.
When im using the AC it leaks on the
inside of the car! I had that fixed 8
times and it is still not fixed!
I have also had key problems!
Can not believe the cargo space. We had
a full size 1951 Plymouth Station Wagon
that did not have anymore room than the
Focus. We like everything about it so
far except for the gas milage, it's
nothing close to whats advertised after
a complete tuneup,oil change &
filter,and air filter it's still only
in the lower 20's. Otherwise a
fantastic auto for the money.
Passenger seat can adjust up or down,
Srereo w/CD player, rear wiper w/
heated rear window and best of all the
rear cargo space w/seat down.
Gas milage should at least come close
I owned this vehicle for just under
four years and 85,000 miles. The
recalls were annoying and I stopped
getting them corrected, which actually
led to one problem. The tires wear out
quickly, as do the brakes. Ford did
replace all the brakes free of charge
after one year. I had the rear left
wheel bearing break at about 70K miles.
I think this was a recall issue. I had
several problems with a bad battery
cable causing the car not to start (or
die in traffic). I think the car
juiced batteries. I went through 3 in
four years. Other than
tires/brakes/wheel bearing, the only
other problem was a broken air hose
(about $125 repair).
Large trunk, you feel high in the
vehicle so you can see the road and
surroundings pretty well.
Arm rests should be standard. The one I
got didn't have one. The batteries
are "reversed polarity" which makes it
tricky to find the correct size at
places like Wal-Mart.