I bought a fully loaded Focus SEL with manual transmission. This car is simply designed beautifully. I am 6'4" and easily have plenty of headroom and can get 2 adults in the back without moving the seat. The stick shift is very smooth and ergonomically placed. This car zips nicely and gets me over 31 mpg so far. The sync system is really cool but the one complaint I have is the speaker placement. If you drive with the windows down like I do the wind noise really drowns out you stereo. They need to raise the speakers higher so they are closer to your head. Also,I got the SEL which makes the interior really nice. I noticed base models seem to have really cheap interiors.
Gas Mileage, Manual Transimission, Interior space, SYNC System.
Better speaker placement, need to get the SEL model to avoid cheapo interior materials.