2008 Ford Focus Consumer Review: More Smiles per Mile

2008 Ford Focus - Consumer Review

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S Coupe (2.0L 4-cyl. 5-speed Manual)

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More Smiles per Mile
By California Driver on


2008 Ford Focus S 2dr Coupe (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


I live in Calif so this car is almost polution free with the PZEV system, (grilling a burger produces more Hydro Carbons than a 100 mile trip) it may cut into the MPG but I am getting 31 combined in the LA area and 36 on a recent road trip along the california coast with varing speeds and hills and with stops in towns on the way. So I am really pleased with this fun to drive car. My business partner bought a Toyota Yaris as it gets 37-39 but on highway speeds the road noise is terrible and the stearing is by wire so it does not handle near as nice as the focus, and is very slow to get up and going compared to the focus, 1.5 vs. 2.0. for just a couple of mpg I will take the power any day

Best Features

Amazing power, this little car is fast, and you have to drive it. With the 5 speed manual I feel 18 again. The gas mileage is pretty amazing, sound system that comes with is excellent even w/o the sync. Plug in the i-pod and roll on. Outside noise is really cut, it is a music pod for sure.

Worst Features

Plastic hub caps are a little cheesy, the cloth seats are not heavy enough material, after just 2 months the drivers side is showing wear, covers have been ordered. Crank handle windows take too many revolutions and hit anything you have in the door pockets.
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