2008 Ford Focus Long Term Road Test

2008 Ford Focus SES Coupe: A Sight for Sore Eyes

April 28, 2008

I got the keys to our 2008 Ford Focus SES on Thursday evening and immediately zeroed out the fuel economy meter. By Monday morning I had driven about 100 miles, about 60 percent of which was on the highway. As you can see Ford lived up to its 30+ mpg promise.

True, there are a lot of things the Focus doesn't have...

And as this blog has pointed out over the past months there is a certain cheese factor to the styling. But it is capable of good gas mileage and the higher fuel prices go the more valuable that is. Funny how this car even looks better when you know it's saving you dough.

The Focus will soon be part of a fuel economy cage match we're calling the "Gas Sipper Smackdown." It will compete against the Toyota Prius, 2005 VW Jetta TDI and the smart fortwo. Which car can get to Vegas and back on the least amount of fuel? Stay tuned for in-your-face coverage of this important automotive event.

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