A good choice for commuting, but not longer distances
My wife, the primary driver, has remarked that the Focus had been running rough in the 40mph to 50mph range for the past couple of weeks. Finally the (yellow) engine warning light on the dash came on. The on-board computer codes defined the problem as a defective vacuum sensor. The problem was diagnosed and fixed while I waited the next day.
When the Focus was in for the defective sensor, the service manager noticed that the trim on the trunk lid was starting to rust. This week the Focus is in the body shop because the color coat of the paint on the trunk lid has been affected by the chrome trim.
Our extended family has been purchasing Ford products on A Plan for over 20 years. Most of the Ford products my wife and I have owned have been ordered from the factory, so we have driven what we wanted to drive, option-wise.
I have a bad back. If Ford extended the plastic of the center console so that the driver's right knee had something to lean against, this would make for a much more pleasant driving experience.
Again, because of my bad back, the seat bottom needs to be adjustable. I need to be able to raise the front edge of the seat up and the back edge of the seat down. This helps to take the body's weight off of the spine. The addition of a lumbar adjustment would also be appreciated.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 6th April, 2004