By L.E. Mauget on
2008 Ford Focus SES 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)
I bought this gas sipper in response to the current gas price baseline. I was surprised that it was fun to drive. It is more responsive than either my Ford Sport Trak or Ford Five Hundred. If I get in a tight spot, it goes! With that said, I still get about 31 mpg in city driving. It get 35 mpg on the Interstate. It is comfortable-- in the front seats, that is. Its appearance is fairly attractive, inside and out.
The gauges are attractive and readable at night. The optional electronics are great - Sync, Sirius, speed-compensated audio level, etc.
Nothing's perfect. The lack of rear- seat lighting drives me nuts! Fords had this in 1948. Rear-seat headrests are missing. The Sync voice prompt is too loud. Sync does not wait for my iPod to re-initialize before resuming play, causing "Bad media", if the car was turned off too long.