2008 Ford Focus from North America
Great choice as a rental when nothing else is available
We're only renting this car, we asked for a basic car and it appears that we got the basic. I cannot judge all American models or brands based on this car, but the car is the most basic product imaginable.
Flaws; you don't have to really look far to find them, they're so evident everywhere. Exposed wires that this manufacturer doesn't even try to cover them or place them out of sight. In the trunk they put a cover pane in; I'm guessing to make it look classier, but the panel only goes like 3 quarters up, the rest of the metal is exposed.
We had strong winds and we found lots of dust between the doors and car frame. Ford fail to put door seals in. I'm going to guess the reason they did not put seals in is to save a couple of pennies. This company is in business of cutting corners as much as possible.
My personal opinion is that Ford made this car exclusively for rental purpose.
With so many choices, this car makes for a very poor selection.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 12th January, 2009
Rental agencies buy their cars based on competitive bids and they ask for things to be left out to get the lowest possible price. Cars bought at dealerships usually have more niceties, like better sound insulation, door seals etc, radios, climate controls, etc. I just rented a Ford Excursion for a family trip, and it was way stripped down compared to our neighbor's nice one.