After test driving several other econo-
boxes I was feeling very uninspired. I
was looking for resonable economy but
fun-to-drive factor, too. After taking
the Focus SVT 5-door for a test drive I
was sold. Great handling and brakes,
interior upgrade is far above typical
econo-box fare, spirited engine
response (at higher rpm). This car is
great fun to drive, is smooth on the
highway and is amazingly quiet at
highway cruising speed. The SVT team
did a great job on the suspension. It's
firm, but not harsh, nimble, with
little lean in the corners. So far, I'm
very happy with this car.
Understated but mildly tricked-out
exterior looks, zippy motor, 6-speed
trans., GREAT suspension, quiet
interior, nice sound system - all you
need for spirited commuting.
Packaged like the other SVT vehicles -
where's the supercharger!?! A little
more torque between 1k and 2k rpm.