Not a bad car at all
Tires consistently wear out and need replacing. I have had to replace two since I have owned the car, due to the car's excessive shaking at highway speeds, but I suspect they were the original tires anyway. Car rides fine now.
The windshield had a stone chip and had to be replaced.
The stereo very curiously turns on and off at its own will.
There was a clunking from inside the dash that has since mysteriously vanished.
There is some rust starting under the hood, invisible from the exterior of the car.
Brakes squeak, although they are in fine condition, and I was told this was typical.
No major or expensive mechanical problems.
I am disappointed with value depreciation, though.
My Focus has been a pleasant car. It has had some minor wear-related issues, but overall it's a decent car. It's a Ford after all..
I don't understand some of the reviews claiming the Focus to be a lemon. It has been very reliable. It is comfortable, economical, and fun to drive. Like most cars, though, it needs to be maintained.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 23rd July, 2004