But I also only have 75K so we'll see. The smart key works flawlessly. I wish there were a bit more leg room, and that the dashboard area wasn't so hard to clean in the front by the window. The mileage is all highway supposedly , they tell me the lady who traded it in lives about 40 miles away and commutes to the city and back every day. If you want a focus, buy the true manual version of the car. Unfortunately, the Control Blade rear suspension may be a bit too firm for some, and stopping requires a little more than just a d abor squeeze on the brake pedal.
Outside of America, small is more than beautiful; it's a way of life. The interior of the car is high quality. Even for a little 2. Although the Focus' size, light steering and electronic folding mirrors make it great for parking or long backing maneuvers, the wedge-shaped profile of the rear end makes rearward vision difficult, forcing the driver to occasionally get out and check the car's distance form inanimate objects. Skip to details on the: Exterior At 168. Other available features in the Focus include multi-color interior ambient lighting, push-button start and an Active Park Assist system that steers the car into a parking spot while the driver only modulates the brakes. Ford anticipates up to 40 mpg on the highway.
The steering is light yet very responsive and full of feedback. Focus hatchbacks are highly maneuverable and fun to drive. The cabin vibration is a little excessive at times, mainly after it's been running a while, there's an unidentifiable squeak when I hit a bump, the aftermarket cruise is intermittent at best, and it suffers from a stuck blend door actuator in layman's terms, the vent is stuck in the forward position , but aside from those few annoyances, it runs great. In either model, the back seat folds forward nearly flat. But that's not the point.
Unfortunately the lack of a fifth gear hampers highway driving and the engine tends to over-rev should one downshift to first gear on the freeway. Transmission: Automatic Color:White Interior Color: Black Average Vehicle Review: 3. The features on the Titanium are great. But when the inevitable does happen, parts are abundant and cheap Focuses turn up in salvage yards all the time , and just about anyone can work on them. The center console is too small, useful for small items such as one's wallet, iPods or loose change. Maybe other owners who have had bad experiences haven't?? Storage is either a like-or-dislike matter.
The headlamps have clear lenses, and the grille displays a diamond pattern. The smart key works flawlessly. Th car has proven safe in an accident, ie deer strike. This was and still is the dilemma of the Focus, and in a style-is nearly-everything market, the Focus clearly lags behind. The smallest is a 1. I have had Focus' from 2000-2007 All with the 2.
The door side storage areas are also small, and can only fit small or medium sized items. Regular Focus models use a 2. Even with the sunroof and spiky hair, headroom isn't an issue lower the seat when you test drive it! It is a smooth ride, easy to maintain, not to mention very comfortable. In addition, a torque vectoring system, included with the standard stability control system, balances torque delivery between the front wheels for better poise out of corners. Hatchback models look sharper than the sedans. To this writer the C307's front is a refined imitation of its predecessor.
What I like about it is pretty much what has been said - handling, power, good gas mileage. The electric Focus does not skimp on comfort. I drive this car hard but she's holding up well. Higher gas prices in Europe are just… Every two years, the Paris Motor show becomes the automotive equivalent of storming the Bastille, as more than 10,000 semi-delirious and often seriously jet-lagged journalists from around the world bum rush the eight vehicle-choked halls at the Expo Porte de Versailles in advance of the public show, which runs from September 30 to October 15. Featuring daily headlines and breaking news from the Philippine auto industry and around the world. Transmission: Automatic Color:White Interior Color: Black Average Vehicle Review: 4. It was far from my first choice, especially with that kind of mileage, but it was an emergency.
The steering wheel at least on mine sheds black dust horribly, but it easily fixable with a cover and a vacuum. It's a fun little car to drive, reasonable in price, and we've had some great times so I'm not getting rid of her. It features a 107kW electric motor with a liquid-cooled lithium ion battery good for 143 horsepower and 184 lb-feet of torque. The clutches slip, it will shake the front end of the car during acceleration, and make loud grinding noises during shifts sometimes. The dealer replaced them, but the new ones turned yellow 3k miles after that. Ford has no 100% solution to solving these issues, they start by reprogramming the transmission computer but that doesn't help, then they will order a new clutch pack for it but that takes twelve weeks to arrive and still is not a 100% fix. I have had them changed out on several of my Focus'.