2007 Ford Focus ZX3 SE 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 5M)
So far, I'm one month into ownership of my '07 ZX3 SE. No major issues, however there have been fit and finish issues. One of the wheel nut covers from the hubcap flew off and the head restraints wouldn't stay up. The dealer has been excellent with resolving these issues. Overall, the interior feels cheaper than the old '02 Focus with regards to small details like the radio display. Otherwise, car is holding up well and I'm very happy with it. Long term reliability isn't promising. Let's hope Ford surprises me - My expectations are low.
Sport utilty versatility with the sports car feel combined with good fuel economy.
Bring back the fog lamps, alloy wheels, leather wrapped steering wheel, and tachometer as standard features. Also, the only reason I went with the Focus was the hatch. You can get better sedans elsewhere. Hatches - your options are limited at this price point.