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2009 Ford Focus SE auto
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By robles831
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2009 Ford Focus Sedan SE 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


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I bought this car about two years ago. It had 90 thousand miles on it. I like the car because it saves me gas and it is a great car for my wife. She does not like it because it is not very spacious in the back but shes not paying for it so her opinion partially matters. at 124xxx I noticed that the front axle was humming and figured out it was the wheel bearing/hub. I would recommend this car if you are a commuter but beware the cheap quality of the car, It rides fairly well for a light passenger vehicle but my only concern is how reliable it will be once I start climbing the odometer past 140xxx. And the overall value of the vehicle seems to be depreciating faster than others in its class.


Favorite Features

only feature I like is the aux and siruis satellite radio.


Suggested Improvements

leg room and more standard features.


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I would not buy another
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By cherrie1
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2009 Ford Focus Sedan S 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


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Do not believe the reviews and best lists info. I owned this car. Got it used for cheap. The engine ran well, and I did not have many maintenance problems though I got it to 70000 until I was rear ended and totaled. It totally lacks comfort. There are so many other cars that run better than this. I traveled in it and could not sleep so cramped. A windstorm almost made it go over embankment had to drive in the fast lane. The seat became loose being I'm a bigger person. When I was rear ended it tore up my knees because I hit forward. Way cramped. Unless you are short and wt 100-lbs, buy something bigger. Forget good gas mileage if the comfort is lacking or you dread driving in it.


Favorite Features

Easy to maneuver. Cheap used. Anti theft system.


Suggested Improvements

More space. Trunk lever in car. Better seat quality.


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Buyer beware
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By cstainke
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2009 Ford Focus Sedan SEL 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


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Bought this car with 15k miles on it. Its been one problem after another. It has left us high and dry at least 4 different times where the car wouldnt start at all. 2 times is was due to the fuel pump. The fuel pump went once last Christmas day and we had to stay at a hotel out of town overnight. Then the computer on the car went out not too long ago. Everything was covered by warranty, but what a pain . Then, just yesterday, the car would start but wouldnt shift out of park at the grocery store. Shifter was somehow locked up! It is currently at the dealer and they have no clue why that happened. I will never buy another Ford car. tires wear down very fast also. on 2nd set at 5ok miles sucks


Favorite Features

We like the SYNC system and the heated seats, but none of this matters when the car is broke down and doesnt run.


Suggested Improvements

Get rid of the model . that would be the best improvement that Ford could make.


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Issues with heated seats, AC, and Alignment. and more that wont fit in review box.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By ownerof2focus
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2009 Ford Focus Sedan SEL 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


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Alignment issues with 09 & my 08 Focus as well. Guy @Alignment shop said Focus's are known for it. Bought 09' when it was 1year old, 8,550 miles. Shortly there after we took trip out west. It was mid summer, 90 degrees, with leather seats & the heated seats kicked on and off several times. Got home & dealer fixed it under warranty. They said they had reports of others with same prob. Not long after warranty was up AC blower set on level 3 would blow hard then soft, then hard again. Because of no warranty I ignored it and dealt with it. Another 50k miles later the vents on left aren't blowing as cool of air as the 2 on right side. Can hear it cycling. Others have reported same issue online


Favorite Features

Sync system.


Suggested Improvements

Carpets that stay tucked under trim.


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1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By mooshgoosh
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2009 Ford Focus Sedan SE 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


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I am saving up for a much needed 3rd SET OF FOUR NEW TIRES WITHIN SIX MONTHS! I feel robbed, stuck and beaten down by Ford. No matter where I go or who I go to for help, I am given the run around. "You must have hit a pothole." (So, apparently in the 2009 Ford Focus, if you hit a pothole it will throw your entire car out of whack and wear your tires unevenly within 2 months.) I have had two alignments in the past 10 months, so I know that is not the issue. I feel like I'm driving a matchbox car and will fly off the road to my death at any moment. The entire car shakes violently and has since 30K. Very unimpressed and taken advantage of.


Favorite Features

The colored lights/stereo/sync


Suggested Improvements

Design a car that has enough to it so that the tires may hold it up and drive it for more than 3 months at a time. Or reimburse your loyal customers who have had to suffer for buying this car.


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