I needed to downsize from the Trailblazer I had and needed something that was a lot better on gas milegae so I looked at the Focus. I've had mine for a few months and really like it. Other than the road noise which I read may be either the factory (kumho) tires or rims and the fact that my ignition coil went out at 40k thousand miles I love this car and would defintely purchase another one.
My favorite features are the overall look of the car. Mine is black with the spoiler. The sync system and the sirius radio.
Better adjustment for the steering wheel and the fact that the steering blovks the driver side vent