The SVT Focus is a blast to drive. It
does two things exceptionally well -
going fast and cornering. If that's
what you're looking for in a car, buy
This car will turn corners at speeds
you never though possible, and is very
stable at speeds that will get you
arrested rather than just a speeding
ticket (if caught).
For basic transportation, there are
better choices, though. The car is not
very roomy, the ride is a bit firm, the
engine is loud, and its a Ford.
Also, for its size, the gas mileage is
terrible, and it requires minimum 91
My SVT five-door is my daily driver,
and I'm very happy with the purchase.
European appearance package including
Recaro heated leather front bucket
seats, high speed capabilities,
excellent brakes, decent stereo,
relatively rare car (under 1100 2004
five-door SVT Focuses were built).
Should have been offered with optional
Front strut tower brace would help
minimize body roll.
Option to completely switch off
traction control would have been nice
(there is a switch but it only
partially defeats the control).
The six-disc CD changer is K-mart