I had to do something, diesel fuel was over $4 a gallon and I was only visiting jobs to check them out for bidding, no more hauling materials so I couldn't justify spending the $ on fuel for the nive luxury big mans man truck. So my daughter was learning to drive and we went down to Ford and drove all the small to mid sixe vehicles and we loved the Focus and it's been a year now that we've had it. If my daughter ends up taking it I will have to decide on getting a second Focus.
Fuel mileage, easy to park or manuver whereever you want to go and if you need quick acceleration it's will go. The look is very sporty and I likie the hands free blu-tooth and the music download options.
It's really everything I would thing you'd need in a smaller car. I actually look at homes for remodling bids and I fold down the back seat and put my folded gorilla ladder in that extends out to 17 feet and I'm off to the jobs. The first month we saved over $300.00 just in fuel cost.