Although a spec sheet has nothing to do with the prior owners personal info, same with the service history. Don't think the Trend is worth the extra money just for auto assist headlamps and electronic seats? Turns out these weren't just minders, but Ford's crack team of performance engineers. While it's nice to open the trunk using the key fob, it would be better to also be able to open it with an inside latch. While both engines get similar fuel economy numbers in the city, the manual gearbox raises the official highway number from 33 to 35 mpg. When tested by Cars Guide the Focus hatch auto gave 8. So once the briefings were done, we stepped outside to find an assortment of Focus-sized vehicles.
When cruising, though, the Focus is steady. Additionally, regarding visibility from the Ford Focus 2008, MyRide. Our readers generally agree that the Focus is economical. The hatchbacks and wagon are discontinued, but the sedan is joined by a new coupe. ~ Soft on the suspension Not bouncy ~ Tight on the steering wheel Sporty What I do not like ~ No electronic device in its interior for Focus One. Sure, they were a little more squeezy if you tried to shoehorn your kids into the back seat, but, hey, they probably had their own cars and weren't interested in traveling with mom and dad anyway. Good suspension - car feels planted and smooth but still makes for a very 'sporty' drive.
That's what we kept telling ourselves as we wandered the Belgian countryside looking for Ford's Lommel Proving Ground. Our opinions and criticism remain our own — we do not accept sponsored editorial. The Focus continues with MacPherson struts up front and an independent multi-link set-up in the back. The Focus offers two variations on the existing 2. This generation of Ford Focus has been produced from December, 2004 to January, 2008.
Handling is gentle but very sharp and responsive. The ease of sliding in and out of the Focus was a major selling point for me. According to Edmunds, the automatic tranny is also a drain on fuel economy. Being a European car you can expect to be servicing the brakes more often than you're used to with cars from other parts of the world. As before, there's plenty of room for four adults while the layout of the buttons and controls is very user-friendly. Or , pedestrians or , for that matter.
Only short coming of this model is the lack of a dome light. That means pads and discs are replaced more regularly. I've only had it in for one repair, other than brakes, tires etc. A freshening didn't hide the fact this was a nine-year-old design. Is this how reputable car dealers here in America operate? The car is quiet and has a smooth ride along with extra comfy seats that are supportave with a roomy rear bench. He's very relatable, helpful, and ready to put you in the car that you want. The salesman was not willing to share the spec sheet, inspection of the used car, and the service history of the car.
Tell us what you think in the comments below. Pick up is slow though due to heavier body weight and 100 bhp engine. Also check the operation of the auto, making sure it selects gears cleanly and without hesitation. The rear seats lack head restraints, and stability control is not offered. Exterior The previous Ford Focus came in two- and four-door hatchback designs, as well as sedan and traditional wagon versions. It may look daunting, but the buttons are easy to reach and use. The main drawbacks are lack of features and plain instrumentation but this is a driver's car.
Those who failed to see the Focus missed out on a good car, one that deserved more attention than it was given. I love the leather seats - it supports my back really well. Following the launch of the new Fiesta, the next Focus will once again be a global vehicle sol simultaneously in Europe, the U. All Focuses include a height-adjustable driver seat and split folding rear seatbacks. Exterior The previous Ford Focus came in two- and four-door hatchback designs, as well as sedan and traditional wagon versions. It is not all new or the excellent European Focus that so many industry insiders wish Ford would bring across the pond and perhaps should have , but the new model is a better driver carrying big-name technology.
Having that in such a convenient location is safer for drivers, as it keeps the eyes on the same level as the road. The rear seats fold flat to expand the cargo area, but not much will be able to make its way through the narrow opening they leave. Only knock on the exterior design is the door handles are a little wonky. This includes front seat side-impact airbags as well as head curtain airbags for both front and rear seat occupants. Brake feel is good although the 190-foot stopping distance isn't , and the pedals encourage heel-and-toeing.