24th Jul 2006, 08:19

As of 7/24/06, Ford is offering 0% financing on all 2006 models AND paying customer's gas until 2007. Let me know when Honda does the same.

4th Aug 2006, 16:00

I priced a new Honda Civic (which is nowhere NEAR the quality of the Focus) and I almost fell out of my chair laughing when they gave me a price quote!!! They wanted $5000 more for a comparably equipped car!!! I don't think so!!! $20,000 for a CIVIC is ludicrous!!!

8th Aug 2006, 23:25

Granted, the Focus is cheaper than the Civic, but what price do you put on 4 stars vs. 5 star crash results when my 16 year old is behind the wheel?

19th Aug 2006, 10:43

4 to 5 star crash results have absolutely no bearing when a 20 ton brick emporium truck decides to push his way into your lane...

Your little feeble Toyota or Focus will fold up like a cheap can of American beer.

I worked in a junk yard for many years, the majority of vehicles that we piled on top of one another were all small sub-compact vehicles; people die very easily in the latter vehicles!

The above can only withstand a very low level bump, any accident occurring at 40-55 miles per hour would usually result in death.

To survive the above accident would be a miracle!

How a mother or father could place their son or daughter behind the wheel of a sub-compact is beyond my understanding.

Additionally, the latter *New* drivers (recently received their license) are still learning!

31st Aug 2012, 14:54

According to your logic, new drivers or teenagers should only drive big cars? If you want to take the radical view of an Emporium Truck bearing down on a sub-compact car, why don't you use an example of a freight train hitting any bus, tractor trailer or car, and see who can survive such a collision!

A compact car has the advantage of being smaller and more nimble, with sharper handling to aid any new drivers in accident avoidance. You try doing the same in a F350, and tell me if that is any easier to handle for a new driver.