I test drove the Sentra, Civic, Rio,
Echo, and Accent before the Focus. The
Civic and Sentra were a slightly
highter quality, but MUCH higher in
price for the same options that ZX5 had
standard. The others didn't even offer
all the options I wanted (automatic
power everything & cruise)at any price.
I would have bought this car even
without the year end clearance price.
It's fun to drive, handles great, has
just enough power, and is EASY to
I love the sporty look of the Focus.
It's easy to zip in and out of traffic,
but this could get me in trouble!
Every day as I parallel park on the
lfet side of a busy downtown street I
LOVE this car.
The side mirrors are very small. The
automatic engine could have a little
more pep. If you are very tall, the
lack of interior space could be a