After 25 years of driving used cars I finally decided to purchase a brand new vehicle. After 6 months of research, I decided to go with the Ford Focus SE and I have no regrets. Features such as abs, stability and traction control come standard unlike many other cars in it's class. The build quality is excellent for a car in this price range and the handling is great. Gas mileage is also great. At my age I am less concerned about being a speed demon or impressing others than I am about reliability and being able to live within my means. This car suits both those purposes just fine.
The quiet ride and solid feel of the car. The way the dashboard lighting looks at night. The Alloy wheels and the power mirrors.
The only thing that I dislike about the car are the sun visors. They have rough edges. Beyond that minor thing I can't think of anything else.