Pros Good MPG, Nice Handling, Nice Gizmo's, Love the Hands Free, Love the lines, Enjoy the ride.
Bottom line, this is a good car, I have tried out the Chevy's, The honda's, The Mazda3, The Hyunda, The Toyota's. This was the best.
Cons With the adjustable steering wheel, I still cannot get it just right. Don't like where the emergency brake handle is. Not sure I am believing the auto shutter thing in the grill. No leg room in the back, but I don't sit there.
Summary Ok, here is the deal. I was Driving a Mazda B4000 (Ford Ranger) on a daily commute of 83 miles round trip. I was getting 18 miles to the gallon on a 15 gal tank, and filling up twice a week at 50 dollars a pop. I liked my truck, I did not like the gas bill. My wife has a hyundai accent, did not want that. So I started doing the research and set up a time to drive the Focus and a Fiesta. I then drove the Sonic, the new Accent, the Mazda 3, the Spark, The Prius, and the Civic, I liked the Civic, but they would not cut a deal, so I went to ford. The Focus had more Bang for the buck, it Handled well and it was fun to drive. The ford dealer gave me a great trade in on my truck and a good deal on the car. I have the Focus SE with Winter Package which added heated seats, heated mirrors and mud mats for the front and back. I have painted wheels, with conti tires. Sirius radio, blue tooth, link system, power windows and locks. I also have the double dry clutch 6speed auto.P.S. forgot to add that I get 350 miles a tank now, fill up once a week at 35.00 dollars a tank getting a stated average of 33mpg.
Reading reviews I have read that a lot of people have noticed a stutter at times with the automatic. I have noticed this as well. It usually happens at slow speeds and when the car is cold. I have found that if you use the gas peddle like it means something, you do not have this issue and if you wait a minute or two after starting a cold car, this is not an issue as well. I like it, give it good gas and it gets up and go's. I will not say that the car can go 115mph with little effort, but I believe I have witnessed it going that fast. It corners good and it steers good. Over all I recommend this car.
Updated on Mar 12, 2013
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