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