I've had this car for a couple years now. As far as I understand, it was a fleet car.
Likes: Being able to see over the hood, unlike many cars today.
Dislikes: I can't speak for every Focus on the road, but in terms of mileage, mine turned out to be a lemon. When I first bought this car, I drove in town during my job. At that time, my focus got about 16 miles per gallon. On the highway, the best it's ever done is 28 miles per gallon. Quite a ways off from the 25/35 I was told. Also, I don't know if it was the tires my car came with, but it is awful driving in the snow. I now put snow tires on the front during the winter. That is the only way it's controllable.
I wish it had an MP3 input, but I suppose it depends on the model.
I had to replace a sensor in the transmission.