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.
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
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.