The Focus ZX5 or 3 is the best value
for your money. I've had it a little
over a month and I can't complain. I
test drove one with an automatic trans
and found the manual is by far the
better choice. The auto is too sluggish
with a small engine. My ZX5 came with
leather seats, sunroof, antilock
brakes, power windows, door locks etc.,
all for under $14,000 with dealer
discounts and mfg rebates. The ride is
ok, but you have to remember, this is
not a Grand Marquis, it is a small car.
The ride is just as good or better than
other small cars. It's fun to drive too.
Styling, in dash 6 cd player with great
sound, hatchback with folding back
seats allow for plenty of cargo room,
very comfortable interior, good
The armrest in the center is too high.
It can also get in the way when
shifting while is folded back out of
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