I've enjoyed our ZX5 Focus a lot. The
power is adequate, though not great,
and it handles like a champ on all
types of roads. I love the way the
interior is laid out, ergonomics are
good, seats are comfy. Our minor
problems were that we had to have it re-
aligned after only 17K and the paint
chipped off the shifter knob at about
15K. The alignment could have been my
fault, I do drive it pretty hard. The
exterior looks get a little old after
awhile, but aftermarket parts are
Handling, drivability, plenty of room
w/ back seat down.
More power, body kit option @ dealer,
move the wiper controls father from the
ignition - I'm always turning them on
when starting the car.
At first I really enjoyed the car. It
is great fun to drive. The 6 speed
provides good pull at every shift. I
have experienced some problems with the
car however. It has been back to the
dealership 4 times with clutch problems.
One of those times I had to be towed in.
Finally all the clutch assembly, slave
cylinder etc. had to be replaced.
Needless to say with less then 20,000
miles on it, I have lost some of my
confidence in the car. Gas mileage is
good but the car requires gasoline rated
over 91 (super premium). With prices
over $2.00, it can cost well over $20.00
to fill the tank. I will not buy another
Focus SVT again.
The car has a great stereo system. I
have the warming seats which feel great
in cold weather. The six speed manual
is fun to drive-very quick and the car
I bought the car three monthes ago and
I've been running with it ever since.
The car handles great, is comfortable
for long drives, and it is SO FUN TO
DRIVE. I would definitely recommend
this car for someone who loves the
sporty handling and performance and
wants a sensible car(tons of cargo
space and pretty good on gas mileage
for a performance car.) I LOVE MY SVT!!
Xenon headlights, 6-disc CD changer,
tons of interior room
More storage inside the cabin, a center
console and slightly larger glove