A Joy to put the Pedal to the Metal....
By dzweifel on
2010 Ford Focus SES 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)
Our lease was up on the 2006 Honda Odyssey so we decided upon this great little car i.e., the engine is a copy of the Mazda 2-liter 16 valve engine. With a K&N performance air filter she gets up on her hind legs and moves quite spritely. We drive 18,000 miles/year so you've got to have something fun to drive and with the euro-suspension package she's a real treat to put her through the paces. We've just added pure nitrogen to the tires at the dealer and this has enabled her to be even more fun to drive as the sidewalls don't flex as much. We drive with the sunroof open here in Orange County year-round and love it. Do plan on supercharging her in the near future though....
Sunroof... Handling with 215/45R-17 tires is quite good. Performance is adequate for most circumstances.... Sync system is indispensable.
She needs another 40-50 HP with four-wheel disk brakes and then you'd have a real tiger on your hands.... They've raced them in Europe for the last ten years and are quite popular across the pond.... Should have GPS... but we have Magellan so what the heck....