2008 Ford Focus Consumer Review: Basic 08 Focus S
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2008 Ford Focus - Consumer Review

2008 Ford Focus

Average Consumer Rating

251 Total Reviews

S Coupe (2.0L 4-cyl. 5-speed Manual)

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Basic 08 Focus S
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Vehicle

2008 Ford Focus S 2dr Coupe (2.0L 4cyl 5M)

Review

Purchased with 950 miles 8/08 2yr additional extended warranty.
51K 10/12.
Very basic model, no options this car.
Regularly record 39-40 mpg highway comparing gas gallons at fillup and trip odometer.
Acceleration is decent for 2.0 L normally aspirated engine.
My vehicle is not listed on the 2 recalls on 08 Focus.
Change oil every 3 months at dealer with my oil/filter.
No problems to date except upper radiator hose leak at 90 degree plastic elbow.
Changed myself due to expense quoted by dealer.
I have been in 2 front-end accidents.
NOTE: Body repair shop overtightened battery cable terminal.
This wore the tin off the terminal, exposing it to rust.
Had to replace battery early.
Found surface rust on interior supporting panels for instrument panels etc. I do not live in salt prone area like coastal or salted roads due to frequent ice/snow.
Manual (5 speed) transmission not mentioned in schedule maintenance book nor online manual for oil change. IT IS MENTIONED for the 2009 Focus at 150K miles.

Best Features

  • Acceleration
  • Braking
  • Shifting
  • Steering

Worst Features

  • Quality of materials

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