2008 Ford Focus Long Term Road Test


2008 Ford Focus: The Long-Awaited Sync Video

October 30, 2008

Sync Controls in the Focus -- Photoillustration by James Riswick

We basically bought the Focus to try out the Sync system and we've mostly been impressed with it. While we've blogged about using Sync a few times, no one has actually got around to demonstrating how to use it. Oh, Magrath and I had big plans of doing a fancy video done by our crack video staff, but we never got around it. So when I got the keys last night, I figured I'd finally do the long-awaited Sync how-to video. So here, enjoy.

And I only had one take with this and no way to edit, so don't give me any crap. But I think my few missteps show some of the system's limitations.

That Flight of the Conchords song is actually just called "Bowie," but that didn't work either. Only brought up "Bones" by the Killers. The Conchords' "Leggy Blonde" brought up "We Belong" and "Move Along." Their song "Mutha'Uckas" was a no-go.

Again, not perfect, but Sync offers something nobody else does. The phone works pretty well too, expect that video sometime next June.

James Riswick, Automotive Editor

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