Just bought the Focus Saturday and am impressed with it. The pick up for a small four cylinder is decent. The feel of the car is solid, the ride a little like a buckboard, but all small cars are like that. The car responded great when merging on the highway. Was surprised at the quality feel and no noise, no rattling from an engine that I thought would be straining.
Gas mileage is good. The engine, I believe is Mazda's and is solid. The MP3 player let's you carry all the variety you would want.
The "European" antenna hits on the garage door, but doesn't break, it's bendable. They should have an antenna that doesn't get in the way. The radio has a feature that lowers the radio volume as you slow down. This can be turned off, but who would want it adjusted? The mute button useful.