I got this car in September as my very
first car. I freaked out after reading
the reviews on it - they are very
discouraging. But...it's been 6 months
and it hasn't given me any problems
whatsoever. I have driven Neons,
Cavaliers, and Accents. All three can
not compare to the Focus.
I like how it looks, inside and out, I
like the fact that I could probably
store a piano in the trunk, and I like
how it drives - it's fun!
I think that Ford should have made the
car perfect in the first place and not
have so many recalls, although I have
not had to go through a recall yet. I
don't like it that the AC turns on
automatically every time I turn on the
I think the Focus is a great car for
the money. Looking at some of the
other reviews made me realize that
people get, what they pay for. I have
only had one problem with my Focus,
and luckily my Brother is a Ford
technican, and advised me the fuel
pump was being recalled. In a little
over a year I have about 50,000 miles
on my Focus and am still loving it!!!
Ford did a great Job!
Sony stero system, 6 disc cd changer,
leather seats and wheels!
Make the back end a little lower!
Can't see to back up!
After reading some of these reviews I
felt as if I needed to submit one to
defend this car a bit! I'm not an avid
supporter of any car make, rather a
person who buys a car out of
necessity! I drive alot! I've owned 7
new cars in the past and believe it or
not,the Focus has been the best!
Recalls don't bother me as long as the
problems are corrected. This vehicle
has 112,000 and still runs perfect.
There may not be the same amount of
zip when I first drove off the lot,
but the Focus has been very good to
me. There have been no major repair
expenses other than brakes, tires, and
a set of spark plugs and wires! So,
don't believe all of the hype!
The fuel economy isn't as good as Ford
claims. I average around 22MPG
between city and highway!
I owned this vehicle for just under
four years and 85,000 miles. The
recalls were annoying and I stopped
getting them corrected, which actually
led to one problem. The tires wear out
quickly, as do the brakes. Ford did
replace all the brakes free of charge
after one year. I had the rear left
wheel bearing break at about 70K miles.
I think this was a recall issue. I had
several problems with a bad battery
cable causing the car not to start (or
die in traffic). I think the car
juiced batteries. I went through 3 in
four years. Other than
tires/brakes/wheel bearing, the only
other problem was a broken air hose
(about $125 repair).
Large trunk, you feel high in the
vehicle so you can see the road and
surroundings pretty well.
Arm rests should be standard. The one I
got didn't have one. The batteries
are "reversed polarity" which makes it
tricky to find the correct size at
places like Wal-Mart.