I am a 53 year old male and this is my first American made car.
After a lot of research and test driving, I decided to buy the Focus instead of a Civic or Elantra.
This car handles much better and is quieter than my previous car (2009 Accord).
It has a nice "throaty" engine sound and more than adequate "pickup".
If it will be as reliable as my Honda, I will be more than happy.
My wife is so impressed with this Ford, that she is considering a 2013 Escape!
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