No problems with interior features or electronics. It would be better, for auto buyers and for Ford, to dispense with the charming illusion of the Focus' evolutionary pedigree and to admit what is strikingly obvious and welcome: Here is a refreshingly novel attempt at combining best possible value with most capable performance for the greatest number of auto buyers around the world. Extra weight is given to the more serious areas such as major engine or transmission problems. Ford itself is a popular automaker from America, and the Focus is one of their most popular worldwide small car with more than 200,000 units sold every year. There are a small but growing number of wagons currently being sold here. It's as bold and different as the exterior of the car, with a variety of geometric shapes.
Its flamboyant design becomes its own characteristic and style, with refined interior as well possibly makes this car to be modified like a race car. I felt sympathy for the drivers of those giant, four-wheel drive behemoths that seem to be becoming so popular with today's female drivers. Fuel economy becomes another very critical thing that you can consider well, because then it relates very much to other additional cost after you own the car for life. In addition, respondents also rate their cars in six categories: driving experience, comfort, value, styling, audio, and climate systems. Interior quality and pronounced road noise mar this otherwise capable package though. I really like the wagon aspect because the trunk is a very decent size to fit pretty much anything and my family goes on a lot of road trips! Useful storage is found in the door pockets and glove box. But now there's been a vehicular movement to a new breed of small wagons that are back on the market.
It's conveniently small, but not too small to be really useful, economical in operation, and offers distinctive styling and European-inspired vehicle dynamics. Our subscribers provide great insights into their satisfaction by answering one simple question: If they had it to do all over again, would they definitely buy or lease the same model? The available five-speed manual transmission should improve performance, but balance that against the convenience of an automatic in traffic. Cars for us are not a show off competition, its only a matter of if its serve us well. The rear section has a pull-out cargo cover that hide stuff when we were out doing store-to-store shopping. The front doors are reinforced with cross beams for added protection and I like that too. The handling was superb, very 'go cart-ish' and far superior to other similar models, namely the Chevy Cobalt. With the arrival of a trio of snappy Ford Focus models, we are meant to envision the latest stage of Ford's persistent, uninterrupted quest for the World Car.
The car is a little workhorse. It also appeals to me more than the new style focuses. The tumberler has gone in the steering column and therefore had to drill out the ignition I cannot afford to get this fixed. The windows and mirrors are power- operated, and a control panel mounted centrally in the dash holds the audio system and climate controls. Great car for anyone looking for affordability, style, and gas mileage. A couple of drawbacks of our Focus was the lack of rear seat headrests and the manual seat adjuster on the driver's side is hard to reach. They seem so difficult to maneuver around town.
The seats are comfortable, heated and easy to clean because of the leather. Especially matched with six-speed manual transmission which includes hill-start assist and front-wheel-drive system, the driving mode feels really comfortable. I just find it very reliable whenever I need it and I wish they were still making this model so I could get the same one as my next vehicle! Ford Focus 2012 Gas Mileage In 2012, Ford Focus gets very significant improvement for its fuel economy rating. It is a dream that Ford has enticed me to share before, and my unabashed support for the ill-fated Contour has tended to marginalize my expectations as a North American auto enthusiast. We were told it would get 28mpg city, I never came close to it, more like 23 or 24.
An X indicates that the vehicle was not manufactured for a specific year. It does feel a bit cramped for more than 2 persons inside. Aimed at young or young-at-heart buyers, it is offered in sedan, wagon, and hatchback body styles, so there are models to appeal to many varied needs and tastes. The Focus four-speed automatic shifted smoothly but the five-speed manual would be more fun. Great on gas, handles well in the winter - which really was surprising! This European-developed car offers ride comfort and agility on par with respectable sport sedans. No problems even with lots in tow going over mountain passes! There is no doubt that Ford Focus will be very interesting vehicle with great design and engine specification. This is available in sedan and hatchback body style, each has its own uniqueness.
I've always though that you'd make a great San Francisco rush-hour taxi driver. There are five sets of shoulder and lap belts, and the fronts have adjustable upper anchors. It's larger than expected, and will hold three kids in reasonable comfort. I've spent zero on repairs, just normal oil, filter and tire changes, still has the original brakes! It makes life easier when you're trying to squeeze into those ever-shrinking parking spaces. If you feel you have received this message in error, please view our customer care or access your here.
It is, in short, not so fun to play Cassandra in the global automotive epic that will climax next millennium with a showdown between energy consumption, emissions control, and spacious individual vehicles. Access, rear seat room and trunk space belie the fact that this is a small sedan. This car will be powered by turbocharged 2. This Ford Focus has done so well for us - considering the age of the car! The price will vary based on car condition, modification and location. The results are presented relative to the average model that year. What's compact and unusual outside, moreover, is unusually spacious inside, so that slipping behind the wheel or into any of the four passenger seats is a bit like passing through the looking glass.
Standard rearview camera is new, as well as the heated steering wheel. Despite the styling, the Focus is very friendly. As you can tell I really like the car. We use it for my wife's long commute to and from work, and we drive it everywhere we go together. I have been driving this car for about one year but we have had this car since 2001 and it has been so good to us! I walked away from a 35mph head on collision without a scratch. Extra weight is given to the more serious areas such as major engine or transmission problems. Consumer Reports subscribers reported on any serious problems they had with their vehicles during the past 12 months that they considered serious because of cost, failure, safety, or downtime, in any of the trouble spots included in the table below.