Bumpers Protect Your Budget - 2008 Ford Focus Long-Term Road Test

2008 Ford Focus Long Term Road Test

2008 Ford Focus: Bumpers Protect Your Budget

June 08, 2009

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Its pretty clear that the biggest draw of the Ford Focus is its affordability. As I tooled around town in the coupe this weekend, I mused for the thousandth time, "This car is the opposite of exciting, but it delivers lots of features for very little coin."

I came across a news story that pointed out that the Focus can save you money in accident situations, as well. In recent crash tests, IIHS concluded that the Focus had the lowest repair costs of the 20 compact cars tested. The Focus sustained two-thirds less damage than the Toyota Prius and the Volkswagen Rabbit, which both logged more than $4,000 worth of damage in a single crash test. IIHS credits the Focus' bumpers for this achievement, saying that they do a great job of protecting sheet metal and other expensive parts from damage.

Warren Clarke, Automotive Content Editor @ 20,846 miles

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