I am very pleased with my recent
purchase of the Focus. Its exterior
appearance is a quantum leap
improvement over its predecessors. It
handles well, provides a smooth and
relatively solid ride. The Mazda3 was
a strong temptation for me and likely
exceeds the Focus in many respects,
but you get much more bang for the
buck in the Focus.
Smooth, easy ride
Interior storage could be better(e.g.,
change cup) and my left foot
almost "catches" on some interior
appointment when I move it to depress
the clutch pedal.