I've put about 1,000 miles on my '08 Focus and I've loved everyone. When I purchased this car I was also looking at a Nissan Sentra Spec-V, a Mazda3, a Chevy Colbalt, a Toyota Corolla and a Dodge Caliber R/T. Although some of the vehicles had more hp and some were dressed a little nicer none of them had better fuel milage, a better price tag, or an overall total package like the Focus. If you're in the market for a fun, zippy, nice looking, little sports car then look no further than the 2 door Focus SES.
The Sync system, interior layout, gas mileage, and overall look
A few more ponies under the hood, maybe a turbo or supercharged version of the 2.0 Duratec. Also, on the two door version seats w/ memory return would be nice when riders in the back enter or exit. (the only real fault I find w/ the car)