I loved this car from the start and began to modify it. Lowered racing suspension and rims with high qaulity tires made it handle great, best car I ever had, good power but not great, its not really a sports car after all. Replaced front wheel bearings at 60k after some vibration. After that at 72k i turned on the AC and the blower motor caught fire under the dash and burned the interior pretty badly before it was put out, as I was driving it was considered a car accident not a auto fire and I wasn't covered, total loss. I am however getting a new Focus. I'll roll down the windows
Good looks and style in interior. Nice handling before modification. Nice power with my auto at 130hp. Loved the mpg around 33 highway for me.
Dunno if fire was a fluke, hear fires are not uncommon. Ford needs to look at that. Wheel bearings needing replaced also common from what I hear. Beefier bearing could fix this. Interior plastic seemed a little cheap.