2008 Ford Focus Long Term Road Test

2008 Ford Focus SES Coupe: Trunk Has a Big Mouth

February 24, 2009

bigtrunkmouth.jpg I've complained high and low that our 2008 Ford Focus SES Coupe represents an unsightly transformation from a useful hatchback (ZX3) to a much less useful coupe. But even I have to admit it has a nice big trunk for a coupe -- 13.8 cubic feet. And this morning when I loaded my expanded, overpacked rollaboard carry-on, I realized I could throw it in there at any angle I wanted thanks to the Ford's huge trunk opening.

It still doesn't make up for the 140-horsepower, 2.0-liter inline four-cylinder engine's excessive noise and vibration under light throttle, but it's something.

Erin Riches, Senior Editor @ 16,770 miles

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