Ford of Germany Design is Great!
By NewFocusOwner on
Vehicle2005 Ford Focus ZX4 SE 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)
ReviewFord finally got its small car design right by letting its German design team build the entire car. Handling is best in class - the Germans know how to design steering and suspensions; much more solid feeling than the Civic or Corolla. Excellent interior space and comfort for 4 adults. Cruises easily on the freeway and still has the horses to accelerate as traffic requires. I imagine that this FOCUS is what BMW would offer if it ever sold an economy compact car.
Best FeaturesA great total package for the price. My ZX4 SE with sports package and automatic transmission came well equipped, plus a tilt/telescoping wheel that the competition doesn't offer. Excellent basic sound system.
Worst FeaturesFront seats could use a bit more engineering as it is not as comfortable as my previous 2001 New Beetle. Fuel economy is average for class at 24 mpg with the automatic transmission. The dash board has a bit too much hard plastic, clearly a cost savings measure.
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