A good idea
I bought this car brand New, and I have only had the car for a week. I have experienced few things that have gone wrong.
I have been getting worse gas mileage than expected, but its not broken in yet. So I will wait it out.
I have been having a hard time getting it started. It feels like the timing might be off.
However I wouldn't know, all I have ever owned is used GM & Volkswagen products.
I don't like the speakers being in the doors. I am working something out with my customs mechanic on getting box speakers installed in the trunk. Very tricky.
I was very skeptical about buying a Ford product. I was also comparing the Focus to a Tempo that my family owned. Which isn't comparable at all.
The Focus is generally fun to drive, in most cases its power equals that of my Buick Regal's V6. Except for when driving up hills on the freeway it has a hard time keeping speed, even when cruise is on.
I love being able to park where ever I want to. Its small compact size is great, especially when the interior is decently roomy.
I am glad I chose the Focus over the Dodge Neon or the Chevrolet/Geo Metro I was looking at.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 3rd June, 2004