I have been recommending people consider one for their next car purchase
I have had no problems with the car thus far.
This is the first Ford vehicle that I have owned, and I am very impressed with it. I have owned several Volkswagen's, Audi and Subaru cars, and must say that this car rates very highly in build quality, design, comfort and style.
I am 6'1" and have no trouble fitting in it. I find the seats very comfortable and the adjustments useful. I do have back problems and the seats are very supportive.
Visibility is very good, and the rear window defogger and wiper are great standard equipment on such an inexpensive car.
Rear seat room is quite good for adults, and in my case, child seats. The trunk is very roomy.
My prior car was all wheel drive, and I was concerned about how this car would handle winters here in New York. I found myself driving home in a whiteout on unplowed streets last week, and the car was absolutely wonderful. Stock Hankook Optimo tires perform!! Worries unwarranted. Traction control is an option on the Focus, but does not seem to be needed as in my case.
This car was made in Michigan. That kind of makes me feel good.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 23rd December, 2007