I was looking for a personal car to zip around in that was cheap on gas. I settled for a 2006 Toyota Corolla with sunroof, but due to a shortage, car was not to be delivered for 3 weeks! For the fun of it, I visited a Ford dealer and checked out the Focus. For less money, I got a boat load of options not planned for the Corolla. After a test drive, there was no turning back. Seats are much more comfortable and overall the car is much more fun to drive. I never thought I would buy a Ford, but so far I love the car + highly recommend you test drive one!
Mazda engine is very smooth - car responds very well. And with the MP3 Player - I can fit at least 8 full music CDs on one CD using MP3 file format. The stereo sounds great - even though I can load 6 CDs, my one CD in MP3 format is good enough. Perhaps I could have saved with the single CD system!