2009 Ford Focus 2.0 petrol from Australia and New Zealand
I won't buy another car with a space saver spare wheel from any manufacturer!!
Disappointed with the use of a space saver spare wheel; this has given a larger boot space, but I would have rather had the regular spare wheel size.
Black door handles on black door trim make for finding door handles at night; very difficult.
Electric windows on the rear windows and controlled from the front would have been good.
Handbrake is on wrong side for right hand drive vehicle.
Comfortable, reliable car with great motor/weight ratio.
Lots of headroom, stylish.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 29th December, 2009
30th Dec 2009, 08:09
You are not going to buy a car, that you obviously like, again because of a spare tire that you'll probably never use anyhow? I can't think of any manufacturer here in the U.S. that puts a full size spare in any car. Many are going to the inflator sealant kits even, and doing away with the spare all together. Only trucks seem to have a real tire for a spare these days.
You could pick up a full size steelie with a tire for around $100, so I wouldn't pass on a car I liked for $100. Really the spares that they use are just temporary, and you are meant to drive to the nearest service station and get a tire replacement. They aren't meant to be driven on for two weeks until you get time to change them out. If you had a full size tire and blew one of the regular tires, most people would likely drive around for months with a flat tire in their trunk. How safe and secure is that?