Used 2008 Ford Focus

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2008 Ford Focus
List price
$4,995

Pros

  • Plush ride quality, responsive steering, simple controls, very good fuel economy, quiet interior, low price.

Cons

  • Bland interior design and materials on most models, no rear headrests.

Used 2008 Ford Focus for Sale

Ford Focus 2008 SE 2dr Coupe (2.0L 4cyl 5M)
133,770 miles
Used 2008
Ford Focus
SE
Hi Lo Auto Sales
25.2 mi away
List$4,995
Est.Loan: $102/mo
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Ford Focus 2008 SE 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)
105,256 miles
Used 2008
Ford Focus
SE
List$4,990
Est.Loan: $102/mo
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Dealer Notes
Carfax Certified, MD State Inspection is included and backed by nationwide powertrain WARRANTY at our low asking price. We are family owned and operated business with over ten years of experience. We take pride in our vehicles and customer service. Internet Prices are based on cash or cashier's check transactions. Our Internet price does not include %2524299 Processing fee, Taxes, Tags, title and FINANCE FEES. AM/FM,CD Player,Anti-Theft,AC,Power Locks,Power Windows,Tilt,Power Steering,Dual Front Airbags,Side Airbags,Keyless Entry,Variable Wipers,Rear Defroster,Power Mirrors,Drivers Front Airbag,Side Head Air Bag,Rear Head Air Bag,Front Disc/Rear Drum Brakes,Child Safety Locks,Gasoline Fuel,Auxiliary Pwr Outlet,Tire Pressure Monitoring
Ford Focus 2008 SE 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)
75,781 miles
Used 2008
Ford Focus
SE
Pasadena Pre-Owned
51.4 mi away
List$5,931
Est.Loan: $121/mo
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CLEAN CARFAX!! AFFORDABLE!!! This Ford Focus is a GREAT FIND! Ford Focus is and easy ride and VERY gas efficient! 4 doors so everyone and anything within reason can fit inside! Would be perfect for any beginner driver or just ANYONE who wants to get on the road for a GREAT price! Come in or call us today!
Ford Focus 2008 SE 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)
157,892 miles
Used 2008
Ford Focus
SE
List$6,999
Est.Loan: $143/mo
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Ford Focus 2008 S 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)
88,753 miles
Used 2008
Ford Focus
S
List$5,995
Est.Loan: $123/mo
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Ford Focus 2008
72,286 miles
Used 2008
Ford Focus
List$8,595
Est.Loan: $176/mo
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Ford Focus 2008 SE 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)
75,289 miles
Used 2008
Ford Focus
SE
List$6,300
Est.Loan: $129/mo
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CARFAX 1-Owner. Kelley Blue Book Top 10 New Back-to-School Car, CD Player, iPod/MP3 Input, Alloy Wheels, newCarTestDrive.com explains "Inside the Ford Focus is an aesthetically pleasing cockpit.". 4 Star Driver Front Crash Rating. CLICK ME!FORD FOCUS: UNMATCHED DEPENDABILITYCARFAX 1-Owner. Qualifies for CARFAX Buyback Guarantee. 4 Star Driver Front Crash Rating. 5 Star Driver Side Crash Rating.KEY FEATURES ON THIS FORD FOCUS INCLUDEiPod/MP3 Input, CD Player, Aluminum Wheels MP3 Player, Keyless Entry, Remote Trunk Release, Child Safety Locks, Bucket Seats.BEST IN CLASS: FORD FOCUS"A progressive look, more refined handling and additional features make the. Ford Focus an even more appealing choice for drivers seeking a value-oriented American compact. However, it's the SYNC system that really sets it apart from all of its competitors, particularly for those who use their cars as mobile offices or entertainment centers. " -- Kelley Blue Book. Kelley Blue Book Top 10 New Back-to-School Car. Great Gas Mileage: 35 MPG Hwy.WHO WE AREWe are located at 6631 Carlisle Pike Mechanicsburg, PA 17055. Faulkner Volkswagen of Mechanicsburg is your Mechanicsburg Volkswagen dealership serving Harrisburg. We are your Harrisburg area VW dealership for new, used and certified pre-owned Volkswagen cars, as well as Volkswagen financing.Fuel economy calculations based on original manufacturer data for trim engine configuration. Please confirm the accuracy of the included equipment by calling us prior to purchase.
Ford Focus 2008 SES 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)
86,985 miles
Used 2008
Ford Focus
SES
Whitmoyer Ford
91.8 mi away
List$6,998
Est.Loan: $143/mo
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Ford Focus 2008 SE 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)
171,354 miles
Used 2008
Ford Focus
SE
(12)
Bob Ruth Ford
79.1 mi away
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Ford Focus 2008 SES 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)
277,592 miles
Used 2008
Ford Focus
SES
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Ford Focus 2008
116,952 miles
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Ford Focus
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Edmunds' Expert Review

The 2008 Ford Focus is much improved and still fun to drive. As a value-driven choice, it works very well, but those seeking a top small sedan or coupe should look elsewhere.

vehicle overview

When the Ford Focus debuted for the 2000 model year, it was heralded as an American compact that offered European driving characteristics in an edgy and stylish package. It's been a rare small-car success for a domestic automaker, as usually this segment is dominated by import brands. Even in its old age, the Focus still sells well, usually third behind the Honda Civic and Toyota Corolla.

As good as the car was at its debut, it had been soldiering on in the past few years without a redesign. In hopes of keeping it competitive, Ford has refreshed the Focus for 2008. Although the Focus looks new, it is mechanically very similar to last year's model. Still, Ford has revised the suspension, added a few horsepower and updated the interior for 2008.

The new interior has a stylish, somewhat upscale look in SES trim, as that's the version that adds metallic-looking surfaces to the dash. Similarly, white-faced gauges with chrome rings add an elegance previous editions of the Focus lacked. Blue gauge lighting also brings the Focus into the 21st century and contributes to the car's overall more modern feel. But the most significant upgrade for 2008 has to be the addition of the Microsoft-developed Sync system. It works as a Bluetooth connection for your phone as well as a voice command interface for digital music players.

For 2008, a coupe body style joins the Focus lineup for the first time. While at first glace, it seems as if Ford has done little more than reinvent the Escort ZX2, company officials say the coupe was added because buyers are looking primarily for coupes and sedans in this segment. As a result, all hatchback variants of the Focus have been dropped for 2008, including the spacious Focus wagon.

The 2008 Ford Focus' new look seems to be polarizing, with some suggesting it pales in comparison to the Mazda 3 and Honda Civic, while others see the obvious visual connection to other Ford products like the Fusion as a positive. Either way, value is still at the heart of the new Ford Focus. Its low base price, six standard airbags and abundance of options will appeal to those who want more car but aren't willing to pay extra. However, those looking for razor-sharp handling and a premium ownership experience will want to look elsewhere.

trim levels & features

The 2008 Ford Focus is available as a coupe or sedan. Both body styles are offered in base S, midlevel SE and top SES trim levels. Base models come with features like air-conditioning, tilt steering wheel and an auxiliary audio jack for the stereo. Cruise control and satellite radio are on the options list.

Step up to the SE and many of those features are still optional. The SE comes with full power accessories, remote keyless entry and other options that are not available on the S. Equipment like Sync, an upgraded stereo with a six-CD changer, heated side mirrors, chrome exterior trim, faux-aluminum interior trim, an upgraded driver seat, customizable interior lighting and a leather-wrapped steering wheel all become available on the SE. Fifteen-inch alloy wheels are standard versus the S model's steel wheels with wheel covers.

Top-of-the-line SES versions get 16-inch alloy wheels and upgraded tires as standard as well as adding front and rear stabilizer bars for improved handling. There's no real sport package per se, but the SES is as close as you'll find. This well-equipped Focus also comes standard with much of the SE's optional equipment. Other options for the Focus, depending on the trim level, include leather seating, heated front seats and a sunroof.

performance & mpg

Just one engine is available in the Ford Focus for 2008. It's a 2.0-liter inline-4 cylinder good for 140 horsepower. A cleaner version of that engine that earns PZEV tailpipe emissions certification is also available for California-emissions states. That engine makes 130 hp.

The standard transmission on all Focus trim levels is a five-speed manual. A four-speed automatic is available as an option. Opt for any Focus with a manual transmission and fuel economy is estimated at a very good 24 mpg city and 35 mpg highway. Automatics are similar but decrease highway fuel economy by 2 mpg.

safety

Six airbags are standard on all Focus models. This includes front seat side-impact airbags as well as head curtain airbags for both front and rear seat occupants. Antilock brakes are optional on all trim levels. The rear seats lack head restraints, and stability control is not offered.

driving

No one will mistake the 2008 Ford Focus for a Mazda 3, but the car is reasonably fun to drive thanks to quick steering. The interior remains quiet on the highway, as there's little wind or engine noise. Occasionally, road and tire noise makes its way into the cabin, but the car is quieter than the previous Focus and quieter than many other cars in its class.

The 2.0-liter engine provides adequate power. Five-speed automatics are increasingly common for this segment, but the Ford must do with a four-speed. Its gears are well spaced at least, and even on steep inclines, the transmission rarely shifts up and down looking for the right gear.

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interior

The interior of the 2008 Ford Focus has been reworked with new gauges, a different steering wheel and new seats. The seats prove supportive for long driving stints, while the interior environment is fresher and much more attractive. Still, compared to other small cars, the Focus' interior is nothing special in terms of design and materials, even with the optional aluminum-like trim highlights.

New for the 2008 model year is Ford's Sync system. Essentially a hands-free voice-recognition interface, Sync was developed by Microsoft and Ford. It adds Bluetooth functionality to the Focus but requires fewer steps than other systems. You don't have to save voice tags or build lists of phone numbers, as Sync wirelessly accesses your device's phonebook. It offers similar control for the iPod, Zune or other Plays for Sure portable MP3 players.

Top consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2008 Ford Focus.

Good Car
Chad Hutchinson, 9/6/2015
I've had my car for 7 years bought new, longest lasting car I've owned. Being a home owner I have the same demands for maintenance, so I bought a 5x8 enclosed trailer put a hitch on the focus. I've pulled 50 sheets of drywall, lumber, ATV up north hunting, Ice fishing, car handles it just fine. Without the trailer I've drive through 4 inches of fresh snow fall, on federal land. My brother owned one, a guy who was blinded by the evening sun pulled out in front him, he hit him at 60, and walked away! The only reason I'm writing this review is because I'm looking at buying a newer model, but still keeping the 08' and putting snow tires on it
very happy with my car , so far
oneoleqt, 7/28/2014
bought my 2008 ford focus used , replaced a 200 ZX3 that was written off by insurance company . while its not a sports car it does very well in both city and highway driving . over all the car is very comfortable and quiet . the sync system is relatively easy to use but does have some weird things about it , when i use iPod connection and drive to destination and turn off car , upon restarting the sync does not recognize iPod and have to scroll through menu to get it back . sometimes refuses to reconnect . i wish there was a trunk release button in the cabin other than using just the key and the remote fob . but other than that very pleased with it .
2008 Ford Focus SE - Nightmare Car!
stargold6480, 5/15/2010
Bought this heap of junk new. Transmission problems started in February. I have 28,000 miles and it won't stay aligned, eats tires, brakes and rotors. Under warranty, but dealer doesn't want to fix it. Dealer replaced it with a worn-out one from a wreck. Now it's having transmission problems again. Wanted to take it on a trip this morning, wrench light came on and car hesitated and shifted really hard into gear. We're getting another car and saying forget this one. Worst car I've ever owned. Never again!
Thrilled with my choice of vehicle PartII
itzmynz2, 7/9/2011
I wrote a review 20AUG2008, I am writing part two today. I am still very thrilled with the decision I made to purchase my brand new 2008 Ford Focus S. I do wish at the time I was not in desperate need to get out of my Land Rover, because I would have placed more time and attention into the details of an S versus the other upgraded models. I have not had any major deficiencies. I have only had to change tires and purchase new battery. I am at approx. 56k miles now and my Focus has never failed me. I have been itching to purchase another SUV; however, I read reviews and see how much it cost to fuel it I immediately get settled back into my Focus.
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Features & Specs

MPG
24 city / 35 hwy
Seats 5
5-speed manual
Gas
140 hp @ 6000 rpm
MPG
24 city / 35 hwy
Seats 5
5-speed manual
Gas
140 hp @ 6000 rpm
MPG
24 city / 35 hwy
Seats 5
5-speed manual
Gas
140 hp @ 6000 rpm
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Safety

NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
    OverallNot Rated
    Driver5 / 5
    Passenger5 / 5
  • Side Crash Rating
    OverallNot Rated
  • Side Barrier Rating
    OverallNot Rated
    Driver3 / 5
    Passenger3 / 5
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings
    Front SeatNot Rated
    Back SeatNot Rated
  • Rollover
    Rollover4 / 5
    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of RolloverNot Rated
IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
    Not Tested
  • Roof Strength Test
    Not Tested
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
    Good
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Not Tested
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test
    Not Tested

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Used 2008 Ford Focus Overview

The Used 2008 Ford Focus is offered in the following submodels: , . Available styles include SE 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M), SES 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M), S 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M), SE 2dr Coupe (2.0L 4cyl 5M), S 2dr Coupe (2.0L 4cyl 5M), and SES 2dr Coupe (2.0L 4cyl 5M).

What's a good price on a Used 2008 Ford Focus?

Save up to $236 on one of 8 Used 2008 Ford Focus for sale at dealerships within 25 miles of Ashburn, VA with prices as low as $4,990 as of08/15/2018, based on data from dealers and consumer-driven dealer ratings ranging from4 to 5 out of 5 stars.

Price comparisons for Used 2008 Ford Focus trim styles:

  • The Used 2008 Ford Focus SE is priced between $4,990 and$6,999 with odometer readings between 75289 and157892 miles.
  • The Used 2008 Ford Focus S is priced between $5,995 and$5,995 with odometer readings between 88753 and88753 miles.
  • The Used 2008 Ford Focus SES is priced between $6,998 and$6,998 with odometer readings between 86985 and86985 miles.

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