I was scepticle about buying my new
Focus wagon. I worried that I would tire
of it quickly and worried that I might
not find it sporty enough. But, I
absolutely love it. I have never been
happier with an auto purchase.
It whips in and out of places with total
ease. But the best thing is the gas
mileage. 30 miles to the gallon! I also
love the Blahpunkt sterio that came in
it. It rocks!
I haven't found anything that needs
improvement. I do wish that mine had
cruise control though.
Taking advantage of good incentives
(including the Costco Program), my wife
and I purchased a new 2003 Focus Wagon.
She had test driven an Ion, a Civic,
and an Echo (and of course, her old
Escort), and loved the ride, power,
handling, lines, comforts, space and
overall style of her new car. I've
driven it a bit, and I confess I like
it better than my '98 Saturn SL2.
She likes the power best. Of course,
she's going from 88 hp to 140 hp.
The one annoyance we have is the rear
seat. The back rests are 60/40 spilt
fold-downs, but the entire rear seat is
one piece, making the split moot.
I did own a 1999 Ford Escort and was
involved in a serious triple roll over
accident. We were told that people do
not survive such accidents. My car was
totaled but my 83 yo mother and I
survived with minor injuries. Since
the Escort is no longer made, I chose
the replacement for Escort, the Focus.
It is a fun car, easy to handle, and
sits higher making it easier to exit it!
Handling, larger gas tank, and sitting
higher for easier exit and better view
with so many SUV's and trucks on the
Trunk covers should be standard on
wagons! You wouldn't sell a sedan
without a trunk cover!