I traded in my 2002 Ford ZX2 MTX for my new 2007 Focus SES ZX3 ATX.
I love this car. Seats are very comfortable. Rides like a dream and very quiet. Controls are easily reached. When driving on a curvy road it handles like it is in a groove. No body roll. Flat roads it is very smooth.
I have the Duratec 2.0L overdrive auto. Plenty of power. Very quick accelerating from a dead stop and I can spin the tires on dry pavement. I love the overdrive button on the underside of the shifter handle. I use it all the time to decelerate and on curvy roads and in town.
The reason I went from a manual transmission to an auto is because my knees are going bad. All the clutch working was make me hurt. Also the Focus sits a little higher than my old car and it is easier to get in and out of.
The body panels are spaced evenly and the paint job looks fantastic. My car came with 16" rims and Pirelli tires. I have no slippage on wet roads.
I don't like the factory speakers. Sounds muddy. I'm replacing them soon.
I drive about 10 miles a day to and from work. I've had the car for 1 week and have put over 500 miles of fun driving on it.
I would recommend the 2007 Focus SES to anyone. If I have any problems with it I will post them.