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47,000 Mile Report 2009 Focus SES Coupe
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By dbk2011
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2009 Ford Focus Coupe SES 2dr Coupe (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


Review

Extremely well built car. Bought new in Feb '09. Still looks and drives showrooom new without a squeak or rattle. ONLY maintenance to date: Oil & filter changes, tire rotations every 6K miles; replaced air filter.
I ran two bottles of Gumout fuel system cleaner through the tank at 40K. At 47K miles, replaced OEM Kumho 215 45 17 tires with Continental Extreme DWS. Absolutely nothing else. Lifetime average actual fuel consumption in mixed driving is very good 30.6 MPG. Exterior look is distinctive.
It is comfortable, relatively quiet and fun to drive with 5-speed manual. Very little wind noise, average road noise. Ideal commuter. Custom Curt hitch works great on this car for hauling bikes.


Best Features

This car is all about value. I'd highly recommend buying a low-mileage and well cared for loaded SES used. If you are thinking about buying one used, consider it was purchasable new deeply discounted and with rebates that made features like heated leather seats and electronic stability control available at a little over $16 grand. Excellent handling and tight steering feedback with 17 inch tires and wheels. Five speed manual has long throws but increases fun factor and performance. Sync IPOD and bluetooth phone system works very well. Night-time dash and ambient lighting really looks great. Big trunk. Comfortable. Plenty of cup/bottle holders. An American car actually assembled in USA!


Worst Features

All black interior desperately needed some contrast; lots of black plastic, nothing else on the doors. Black leather seats were, frankly, drab and needed some contrasting textures. I'd go with the tan leather if I were to do it again. Unfortunately side mirrors didn't fold. Difficult rear seat access with coupe. If you ever plan to use rear seat, buy a sedan. An outside temp gauge and compass would have been nice. The heated seats sometimes heat unevenly and needed a low/high setting. Rear seats don't fold flat. On-board MPG computer is sometimes little more optimistic than actual MPGs (Appears most of these were resolved in new Fiesta and Focus.) Ignition key sometimes stubborn to go in.


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Plenty of bang for your buck
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By Lee
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2009 Ford Focus Coupe SES 2dr Coupe (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


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I bought my SES coupe a year ago and fell in love with it as soon as I test drove it. I drive a lot for my job so it just clicked over to 40k and it's still driving as well as the day I got it. The SYNC system is by far the best feature in this car: hands-free bluetooth and iPod controls with no voice-training required. The ambient lighting is a major plus, definitely adds some serious style to the car. The speakers sound better than any car I've heard, especially with the 8" sub package. Fuel economy is great, I'm averaging around 32-33 MPG on mostly back road driving. Overall an excellent car for your money - comparable to many luxury cars for under 20k


Best Features

SYNC, Ambient lighting, sound system, very sporty looks, gas mileage


Worst Features

No real complaints, but it needs an interior trunk release, and my SYNC system occasionally disconnects my phone, but that's more of a small annoyance. Also it would be nice to have the ambient lighting pulse with the music.


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22,500 miles and still amazed
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By Bo
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2009 Ford Focus Coupe SES 2dr Coupe (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


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Why buy a Focus? Check out these numbers: MSRP $19.8K. Price paid $16.5K. Total maintenance cost after 22.5K miles just $140 (3 oil changes/tire rotation, sync upgrade, removed a nail from one tire). Respectable lifetime actual mileage 30.6 MPG mixed driving (computer says 31.7 MPG). Excel. fit & finish, still looks showroom new. Comfortable seats. Very good handling with 17 in Kumo tires on dry roads, but they aren't good in rain/snow. Feels substantial, not tinny. Outstanding sound insulation for wind and engine noise, but average road noise. Looks are distinctive, but appears a little tall for the width of its track. A great commuter that I really enjoy driving. Definitely consider it.


Best Features

17" wheels look great. Flawless 5 speed manual. Excellent Sync and stereo system. Electronic stability control. Large trunk.


Worst Features

Really needs folding side mirrors, cabin A/C filter, otside temp. gauge, some contrasting stitching and color to dress up the black leather seats. Better front seat side bolstering would be nice. Rear seats do not fold flat. Wiper whistle above 70 mph.


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Just give it a test drive
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By jon
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2009 Ford Focus Coupe SES 2dr Coupe (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


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Bought my SES 2 doors coupe used form a dealer. Only had it for a week so I can't comment on reliability. I owned a Focus 2000 ZX3 before this one. It really feels like a evolution of my previous car, more refine, etc. Handling is top notch, very quick. Engine is smooth and quiet. Car comes fully equipped. It really feels solid. I don't understand why reviews are not as good for this car. It's worth a test drive, believe me.


Best Features

Quietness, responsive steering wheel, bang for the bucks !


Worst Features

More side support on front seats, a little better sound system


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Buy American!
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By Canadian
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2009 Ford Focus Coupe SES 2dr Coupe (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


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Bought used. The design inside and out looks good with the SES package (although inexpensive for a new car, doesn't look like a cheap car). Rims look awesome, but they will get a little scratched up being flush the side of the tire. Driving and handling are great, driving 120KM on the highway feels perfectly safe. Driven in winter conditions Dec-Jan this year, no different than any other car. Has some traction control that kicks on when slipping once...car is smarter than me. Glad I bought this over the Mazda3 (I notice more and more with the passenger door dents from attempted break ins).


Best Features

Fully loaded SES, all the options together make the car rock (SYNC, heated seats, power everything, leather, steering wheel controls.....etc)


Worst Features

1) The door handle on the inside is too close the hinge point. In the coupe, the doors are long and a little heavy; with the handle so far in, closing the door requires a little muscle. 2) A lock on the gas cap. 3) Sliding front seats to get into backseats is not as easy as other coupes


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