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2009 Ford Focus SE auto
By robles831 on 09/19/14 10:44 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

2009 Ford Focus Sedan SE 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)

Review

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.
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I would not buy another
By cherrie1 on 06/11/14 17:51 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

2009 Ford Focus Sedan S 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)

Review

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.
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Buyer beware
By cstainke on 06/28/13 18:23 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

2009 Ford Focus Sedan SEL 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)

Review

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
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful
Issues with heated seats, AC, and Alignment. and more that wont fit in review box.
By ownerof2focus on 06/10/13 17:38 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

2009 Ford Focus Sedan SEL 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)

Review

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
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By mooshgoosh on 06/10/13 07:46 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

2009 Ford Focus Sedan SE 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)

Review

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.
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful
Great little car
By mlhunt1 on 03/27/13 14:48 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

2009 Ford Focus Sedan SE 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)

Review

I bought this 2009 Focus with 21k on the clock when i found out that my soon to be wife was expecting our first child. I found this black on black focus SE 2.0L Auto trans. I get 30mpg cursing down the highway at 80mph. My wife gets 36mpg driving 70mph. I have had very little issues with the vehicle We have since put over 20k on the car driving all over New England. The car drove great in the two snow storms of 20plus inches. Now is the car not made to have 4 6ft people in it. Do they fit yes. I would say that if i were to buy again for the purpose that i bought it for i would have bought a larger car. But for a single person a commuter car, or for just cheap transportation ITS GREAT.
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What a car!
By alphahusky on 02/17/13 17:41 PM (PST)

Vehicle

2009 Ford Focus Sedan SE 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)

Review

Alright, let me preface this by saying I had on '03 PT Cruiser before. Would've been a great car if it wasn't a money pit. This car though, what a dream! Though nowhere near a sports car like the PT GT, it's INCREDIBLY fun to drive! The shifting on this car is more smooth than I could imagine an MT (Manual Transmission) to be. All the creatures comforts and more with AC and XM Satellite radio! The suspension is SO soft! Even hitting a giant pothole on accident doesn't feel as dramatic as it is! The gas mileage is awesome! I only travel short distances, so mine may not be the same as others, but 35 MPG in the dead of winter is more than incredible for me!
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For teenagers, Adults don't bother
By cherrie1 on 01/26/13 21:38 PM (PST)

Vehicle

2009 Ford Focus Sedan S 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)

Review

I bought used 2009 for $9500 w/26000 miles in 2011, under TMV, so I thought I had a deal. However, I would not buy this again. The comfort level is very low with hardly any leg room. It does very poorly in certain weather conditions. Caught in a windstorm, I was forced to drive in the fast lane bcuz the slow lane was near deep embankments and the car behaved like it really wanted to flip. It also does poorly going around sharp curves. It now squeaks after that windstorm, and I'm told it's a bodyshop issue. Also, repairs on this can be $$. I pd $300 for a brake job. The defrost is horrible on this, takes way too long. Ok on gas, but just a teenage recreation car IMO.
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I've had my Focus for over a year now..
By jasebduke3435 on 07/30/12 12:22 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

2009 Ford Focus Sedan SEL 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)

Review

I'm like everyone who owns a Ford Focus and can't complain about them. I have a 2009 Ford Focus SEL. I love everything about it. Especally love the Sirius Satellite Radio. I can't go anywhere without listening to it. My mom and dad helped me buy it. It was a birthday gift. My dad was dead set against it. He kept bugging and nagging about how about a Hyundai, Chevy, Toyota, ANYTHING BUT A FORD was his very words. Finally made him come out of his stubborn shell. We went to the dealership where it was, we took a test drive, and he never complained about it ever. How can anyone complain if you can put a full tank of gas and your good for the next 300-400 miles.
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful
Simple Car
By 97vq30de on 07/23/12 22:51 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

2009 Ford Focus Sedan SE 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)

Review

I got this car with 27k miles. It now has 31k. Exterior is okay, not all that great looking. Interior looks cheaply built. Its comfortable though. Engine is very noisy, especially under load. Transmission seems very responsive. Tires are lame; I can hear them screech on a not very tight curve. I am disappointed that cruise control is not a standard feature. Breaks seem to be responsive but the car leans too much forward. It has a very stiff suspension which I like. There seems to be some squeaky noise on the rear suspension; sounds like its coming from the spring/trailing arm. Its very fuel efficient. Visibility is awful. Makes it harder for me to park or change lanes. Audio is okay.
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