I tried to find a better deal on a hatchback used and domestic (even went to car auctions). This two door appears to have more room than the four door Focus. What sold me was the vast range of features and powertrain. It is a huge improvement from the Mark IV Golf with its four wheel independent, five cylinder, and a very smooth shifting six speed Tiptronic transmission for only $17,000! The plastics on the exterior protect exactly where the car would get bumped in parking lots. Plus it has traction control, heated mirrors, ABS, cruise control, six airbags, laser wielded frame, and daytime running lights...the list goes on. I would love to sell these for a living.
It even has orientation lighting that gives you that "dark room" ambiance. Six speed automatic sport mode is a lot of fun.
Bigger mirrors would be my only complaint, but they are designed for city parking where a normal sized mirror would get hit by peds on a regular basis.