2008 Ford Focus Consumer Review: Merely adequate

2008 Ford Focus Sedan - Consumer Review

Average Consumer Rating

253 Total Reviews

All Models

Build Quality
Reliability Value
Merely adequate
By JR on


2008 Ford Focus SE 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


This car is my company car. It has ABS and traction control, as well as Sync. The radio is disappointing - It fades in and out, like the digital receiver isn't always picking up those Fm stations clearly. No static, just high quality sound to all of a sudden poor quality sound. The exterior is not attractive. I've heard "at least this is better than before." I disagree. I think the old Focus was quite attractive, and Ford should have totally reengineered it (i.e., the new Euro Focus) rather than reskin this one - it just isn't up to par. That being said, I love the traction control; it's very reassuring while driving in snow. The interior is functional and attractive, w/ nice lighting.

Best Features

Interior lighting and design, traction control, fuel economy, the solid feel of the build quality (the doors have a satisfying "thud"), the scissor type hinges on the trunk make it easier to load things

Worst Features

Exterior design, radio, bring back the hatches and ditch the coupe, more power. Bring us the Euro Focus!
Recommend (0) (0)

Are you the author of this review?

Update Your Review
Report it
Comments (0) Post a Comment
Post a Comment

You must be signed in to post a comment.


Select a different vehicle  
Recently Viewed
There are no recently viewed vehicles to display

Write Consumer Reviews

Write Consumer Reviews

Write a review and rate your own car.