2007 Ford Focus Wagon 2.0 from North America
So far, so good
Bought the Focus wagon to get better mileage and to replace our ALWAYS BROKEN DOWN Pontiac Montana. Wanted better mileage, but still some room.
So far, so good. The up side, no repairs yet, nice change compared to the Montana Monster. Gas mileage is about as advertised, 8.2 litres/100 km in mixed hwy/city driving. And plenty of room in the storage area. Though we do have a ski box for ski hill and big trips.
Negatives: seriously un-refined, but understand we didn't pay much for it. However, think the newer Ford's have addressed much of these issues. Although we do have some options (heated seats), it's about as basic as a car gets, and if you want fancy, this isn't it.
And the back seats are tight. Our girls are 6 and 8, and it's even tight for them. We'll probably need something bigger in a couple years.
We bought it for economy though, and at $8500, great MPG and enough room for our daily running around, it's a great alternative to a mini-van. And we've had it almost a full year without a single hint of a repair. Don't think the Montana ever made it 6 months without having to pour cash into it.
It's not cool, not fun to drive and you're not going to turn any heads. But I enjoy driving past the gas station and service garage without stopping.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 28th January, 2011