Just bought this car a few days ago and I am impressed with the ride and handling. Great price with rebates. Ford employee pricing $17,600 Canadian. Not getting great mileage yet but will see when engine gets broken in. Love interior space and a lot of bang for the buck. Civic and Corolla can't match price and financing rates are twice as high. Figured with rebates and financing costs the Focus was about $5500 cheaper than Civic or Corolla.
Great ride and handling, great high seating position, lots of options for price. Lots of zip around town. Nice clearcoat finish. Thinking of a new compact, highly recommend the Focus.