This car is totally unreliable.
We bought this car used, and immediately had it serviced and replaced the water pump and the timing belt. One month later, the entire engine blew out - on a six year old car with low kilometers! Since this was our only vehicle, and we didn't want to take a total loss, we replaced the entire engine. Several months later, we had to replace the engine coil and all the spark plugs and wires. Ford Focus engines are total crap. It's been totally unreliable. In just a year and a half, we have spent the same amount in fixing it as we did for the purchase price of the car. Sick.
Small, but comfortable. The engine runs very loud, so it's a noisy ride. Gas mileage is decent, but nothing to get excited about.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 4th January, 2008