Need to replace a 1996 Dodge
caravan (money pit). A friend of my
wife had just bought a Focus wagon
and she loved it. So we went and had
a look. Nice style, comfortable seats,
good visibility, plenty of power, and
nice extras. Test drove it in town and
out on the highway and was amazed
at the fine handling in the mountains.
As for power I'm happy as this is my
wife's car, but the power is there. On
driving it home I was shocked that I
was well over the speed limit when I
looked at the speedo for the first
time. Decided to use cruise control
until I got the feel for it 's speed.
So if your looking for a nice wagon
look no futher.
Economy, clean lines, comfortable
seats, lots of storage space and a
color that realy grew on me.
Small under front seat storage
compartments for those things you
want out of view.
I was scepticle about buying my new
Focus wagon. I worried that I would tire
of it quickly and worried that I might
not find it sporty enough. But, I
absolutely love it. I have never been
happier with an auto purchase.
It whips in and out of places with total
ease. But the best thing is the gas
mileage. 30 miles to the gallon! I also
love the Blahpunkt sterio that came in
it. It rocks!
I haven't found anything that needs
improvement. I do wish that mine had
cruise control though.
Taking advantage of good incentives
(including the Costco Program), my wife
and I purchased a new 2003 Focus Wagon.
She had test driven an Ion, a Civic,
and an Echo (and of course, her old
Escort), and loved the ride, power,
handling, lines, comforts, space and
overall style of her new car. I've
driven it a bit, and I confess I like
it better than my '98 Saturn SL2.
She likes the power best. Of course,
she's going from 88 hp to 140 hp.
The one annoyance we have is the rear
seat. The back rests are 60/40 spilt
fold-downs, but the entire rear seat is
one piece, making the split moot.