By Jeanne on
2009 Ford Focus SE 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)
I have never been so happy. I've driven in the mountains of NC twice and was suprised at the handling and the gas consumption. I feared giving out in the middle of nowhere but it did not happen. I love the way it handles. It does well in the wind and in heavy rain. Good breaking and great speed. I have actuall driven up to 90mph and the handling was still terrific. Up and down mountain (steep) roads was a breeze. The gas milage is so great that if $4.00 gas comes back I won't care. In town I get about 36 mpg and up to 44 on the highway. I check my log at each fillup.
Gas mileage, exterior, trunk space, handling, front interior
More legroom in rear. Ability to move driver side seat further back. Better interior cloth on door panels. Lower deck panel.