My new 2009 Focus SEL is an amazing little car. I had a 2006 Fusion SEL, and my lease just expired, so I bought the Focus SEL. Quieter than the 2.3 Fusion, more responsive, not as stiff, super ride, just as comfortable, amazing trunk, crisper, more fun to drive. I have had: Mercedes, Volkswagen, Honda, Volvo, Dodge, Austin, Wolsely, Pontiac, Renault, Mitsubishi. The two recent Ford experiences/products have been the best by far. I am impressed!
Exterior-interior design, leather bucket seats, steering, inside layout, peppiness, comfort, like its confident stance on the road. Super little car!
Real imitation leather please, not plastic imitation leather on dash and side panels. Other than that - the sun visors, inside-outside temperature gauge, 155 hp please.