2009 Ford Focus Consumer Review: Pleasantly Surprised

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Pleasantly Surprised
By Madison on


2009 Ford Focus SE 2dr Coupe (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


Just purchased this weekend as a commuter car (130 miles/day round trip). I really like what Ford did with the re-design. The old version was pretty ugly, but this one looks good for an econobox. After only 250 miles, getting almost 40 on the highway and 33 overall in a fair mix. I'm 6'3" and the two door allows easy entry and exit - plenty of legroom. Performance is about what you would expect from a N/A 4-banger - not spectacular, but sufficient. Sirius is cool. First Ford I've ever owned, so we'll see how it goes. Impressed by the fact they didn't need a bailout and they actually had inventory to choose from. So far, so good.

Best Features

Love the legroom that the coupe provides. Dash lights look cool at night. Lots of options for a commuter car - doesn't look like a rental car - tinted headlights, spoiler, aluminum wheels, exhaust tip. 5 speed seems very well sorted out - not clunky at all. Huge trunk, rear folding seats are nice

Worst Features

More road noise than my 10 year old Chevy ton truck with a rubber floor (tires?). Interior door pulls in a weird spot - way forward on the door. Would be nice if seats could be slid forward from the back seat for easier exit by passengers. Tilt wheel a little cumbersome. Needs compass and therm.
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