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Fantastic car!
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By Jeanne
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2009 Ford Focus SE 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


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I have never been so happy. I've driven in the mountains of NC twice and was suprised at the handling and the gas consumption. I feared giving out in the middle of nowhere but it did not happen. I love the way it handles. It does well in the wind and in heavy rain. Good breaking and great speed. I have actuall driven up to 90mph and the handling was still terrific. Up and down mountain (steep) roads was a breeze. The gas milage is so great that if $4.00 gas comes back I won't care. In town I get about 36 mpg and up to 44 on the highway. I check my log at each fillup.


Best Features

Gas mileage, exterior, trunk space, handling, front interior


Worst Features

More legroom in rear. Ability to move driver side seat further back. Better interior cloth on door panels. Lower deck panel.


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Love it!
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By Kennon
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2009 Ford Focus SE 2dr Coupe (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


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I drove Mazda 6's from 1988 till now. I drive a lot of miles every year chasing my hobbies, kids, and getting to work. For me a car must fit my body with arm rests and foot rests properly placed. I spend a minimum of two and a half hours driving every day. My cars mus not be hard to handle in windy or wet conditions. Great mileage with enough power to run cruise control on long hills are a must. This little Ford is a pleasure to drive and ride in. Mileage 37 Summer 33 Winter 87 Octane. Less on E10 by 2mpg Mixed driving. Best 41mpg on I-80 in August, Worst 29 last week at -6F


Best Features

My favorite feature is the satellite radio. (NO stupid commercials)


Worst Features

A second door panel hold point for windy days. The current location is impossible with a 45mph wind. The OEM tires are worthless even on dry pavement at -10F. Forget any thought of using them in snow.


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Very enjoyable
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By Douglas Lower
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2009 Ford Focus SE 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


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This was my 5th Focus purchase.I picked a black ext./Taupe int.This was an automatic SE.I loved the taupe over the black interior.I was extremely impressed with the improvements over my pre 07,05'S,03 versions.My only disappointment-no wagon or hatchback models.Mpg was amazing on the freeway,42-45 mpg.It did better than my 09 Honda Fit.The Fit was better in the city though.The Focus was an excellent, relaxing car to drive.I felt safe in it.If you do not need cargo options this is the car to buy.It does have a large trunk.I combined the best qualities of both my cars and traded them both in on a loaded 2010 Kia Soul Sport.


Best Features

Taupe color interior,Sirius Satelite Radio,The handling and comfort of the drive.The gas mileage was fantastic for this size.Feels solid.


Worst Features

Clean up the interior trim around the rear window,to many seams,looks busy.Bring back Station Wagon and Hatchback models for people wanting more cargo options.


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Solid compact car!
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By brrugger
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2009 Ford Focus SE 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


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I decided to buy my '09 Ford Focus SE during the Cash For Clunkers. I test drove compact and midsize cars from every manufacturer except Toyota and Honda. I love the car after almost 5000 miles I have averaged about 33 mpg 40/60 city/highway driving. The car has a very comfortable driving position and the car is easy to drive. Sure its not a rocket, but I don't feel the need to race people from stop light to stop light around town. However, I have no issues merging or passing on the highway. The brakes are solid, and the car gives a confident feel on curvy roads and in windy conditions. The dash materials are hard to touch but all things I routinely touch are soft and feel nice.


Best Features

I love the sync system, the voice controls are very accurate and useful when in heavy traffic. It only took a minute or two to synchronize my phone and address book with the system. The cars small turning radius, it makes parallel parking a breeze. Also, the trunk is surprisingly large.


Worst Features

A slightly longer console arm rest, and a rear dome light. No major complaints!


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Good fuel economy with power
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By andrewnali
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2009 Ford Focus SES 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


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This vehicle offers good fuel economy with enough power to enter the freeway. So many times with small 4cyl you feel as if you're going to be run over when merging onto the freeway. Not with the focus. Lots of niceties that we are still finding. I am a large man 6' and the small car still feels roomy. My wife 5' can adjust the seat and see over the steering wheel. The small things that the design engineers have incorporated into the car are very pleasing for longer road trips ie sync hands free phone and radio. You can set up the car to email you when the oil needs to be changed. Only complaint is the lower quality upholstery. You should consider and definitely test drive one.


Best Features

Sync, Steering wheel radio control, Safety:abs, traction control. ambient lighting height adjust driver seat


Worst Features

Improve the upholstery quality 5,000 miles and wear is beginning to show on driver seat and floor mats.


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