3rd one. Have rented a variety of vehicles for our trips. Drove my 1st Focus and said I want this this car. Brought one in 1998, then in 2000 (had over 200,000 miles w/no problems) and then traded it in for my third one. Travel about 120 miles a day and just thought it was time, each was an exceptional car. For a compact car its versatility is good, plently of room, especially head room. I recomend this car for fuel efficency, good city MPG/very good hwy MPG, has good accelertion. Nice riding car and very comfortable on trips. Its underpriced considering its quality and reliablity. Its everything I needed and more. When Im ready to trade-in for a new vehicle, it will be another Focus!
Spacious, plenty of headroom, comfortable, CD & radio, removable cupholders, heat and a/c are both superb, steering, tilt & cruise control, good mpg both city & highway
Only complaint - the battery cables had to be replaced on my 2000 due to some corrosion, just need to make sure they're cleaned up on a regular basis
i have had this car almost two years and have had nothing but problems with it. Within 5 months new brakes and rotors. Dash panel lights have gone out three times. Now battery and alternator problems. Not only that in the last year I have had to replace the tires and rims! And they need to be done again. I will never own a Focus again. Not good for car seats or tall people.
Gas mileage isnt too bad. I do a lot of stop and go driving, but it could be worse.
Better parts. Better warranty. Better tires and rims. Cheaper price for the lack of reliability
2007 Ford Focus ZX5 SE 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 5M)
The Focus that I bought a year and half ago was an exceptional car. I have driven it as a delivery car and have had almost no problems with it so far. Its versatility is good and for a small car it has plently of room. I would recomend this car to anyone that is looking for fuel efficency and a nice rideing small car. The only thing I would have done differently was bought he 2.3L engine for better pick up.
Comfort, radio, versitlity, fun ride, five speed, the heat and a/c will blow you out of the car with small cool and heat of times.
I more powerful engine but this was my fault becuase the option was there and I didn't take the time to wait for it. Overall the vechile is everthing I needed and more.
I have 50k on this car already-going back and forth from WA to TN and I could not ask for a better car. We did a trip across the country with 4 adults and we were all comfortable. We also spent only $380 in gas (Aug 08). I have the mileage up to 40 mpg. The only thing I have had to replace (besides maintence items) was a blinker bulb for $1.41. I have owned a lot of cars including a Volvo and a Lexus and several Hondas and this has been by far the best car I have owned. I will run this car until it has a million miles on it and go trade it in for another Focus. Get a 5 speed--it makes them way more fun to drive