I've had my 2.3L 5SPD ZX5 for about 3
months now. Overall it's a VERY well
equiped car for the money with Ford's
One of the very few 5 doors hatchbacks
on the market it offers a lot of cargo
space with the back seats (which fold
virtually flat) down.
One major gripe is the driver's seat.
Don't know who designed it but the
shape is HORRIBLE. I'm average hight
and build and cannot make it
comfortable... tried all possible
* Telescoping steering column.
* MP3 stereo.
* Heated seats and mirrors.
* Nice handling for an "economy" car.
* Thick, contoured, leather stering
* Good rear seat room for the car of
* 2.3L engine provides reasonably good
* Redesign driver's seat
* 5 Speed -- rubbery linkage and very
* The cargo space with back seats up
is a bit small.
* Turn signal clicking sound is VERY
* Add express UP feature to the
I have had my Focus about a month now
and like it better every day. Handling
is great - surprisingly comfortable and
more room than might be expected from
this sharp looking small vehicle. The
mileage hasen't gotten up yet but I know
it will. Planning on a fairly long trip
with this car shortly and really looking
forward to it.
Killer sound system with the 6 disc
changer and rear woofer - did I mention
the great way it handles
Dashboard readouts hard to see in the
daytime. Needs more contrast. Another
power outlet in the rear, and, oh yes,
another cup holder in the rear also
I have only had one problem with my
Ford Focus ZX3, the check engine light
stays on, I've had it fixed multiple
times and it just comes right back on.
Other than that it's been great. I've
driven it all over California. It
handled the curves and turns on narrow
Highway 1 like a $30,000 sports car and
it can haul so much stuff it's
amazing. It's the perfect blend of
utility and fun for me.
Fold down seats & hatchback, sound
system, handling, ability to
comfortably seat 4-5 adults and yet
still park in any parking space.
Seats are a little uncomfortable for