2008 Ford Focus User Reviews

2008 Ford Focus Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 83 reviews

  • Performance:4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars 4 / 5
  • Appearance:4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars 4.4 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars 4.3 / 5
  • Overall: 4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars 4.4 / 5

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PROS
"fuel economy" 39 reviews
"ride" 37 reviews
"power" 25 reviews
"handling" 19 reviews
"reliable car" 9 reviews
CONS
"power" 14 reviews
"expensive car" 5 reviews
"interior" 5 reviews
"fuel economy" 4 reviews
"ride" 3 reviews

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Focusseller writes:
2008 Ford Focus SES Review
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4

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Looks great, handles well, great gas mileage.

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None really

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Best Car I've Owned So Far — I'm glad I bought this car. If it still had the room I needed I would have kept it. But I need something larger now. But It's a great car and I highly recommend purchasing one especially to drive to work.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Cory writes:
2008 Ford Focus SES Coupe Review
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Sync, Manual 5 sp, love the black and chrome look

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tires are pricy (low profile 205/50/16), speedometer sensor went bad which causes issues.

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08 Ford Focus Coupe — Great car for driving around town, commuting. Due to the two door model it's not going to be the family car! No major issues but easy to maintain. Stick Shift is fun to drive and handles well. Love Sync! Love the sporty looks but it has it's con's hard to fine all season tires in the size and at a good price, overall great car though.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Brittany writes:
2008 Ford Focus SE Review
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4

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Good on gas.

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It automatic

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Cute And Fun — Not the best at everything but its a cute fun to drive and most of all pretty girly car haha Not a expensive car and not too cheap,, can get power acc. gets about 32 mpg. Very reliable car as long as it is taken care of just like any other vehicle on the road.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Tommy writes:
2008 Ford Focus SES Review
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5

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drives nice

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lacks power

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This Car Saved My Life — needs more power, handles quite nicely, looks nice with the spoiler, drives nice in snow. gas mielage is awesome never broke down does well in accidents, the sync feature is really well designed, fun car to drive in any weather

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Scott9128 writes:
2008 Ford Focus SES Coupe Review
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GREAT on gas milage

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Not a family car

Scott9128
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Great Little Car — This car has been a great little car for my comute to work. It is not a family car. No room for a car seat. Nice trunk for a little car. Sirus and Sync have been GREAT to have. Awesome gas mileage.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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PoppyFlower88 writes:
2008 Ford Focus SES Review
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Apperance, Handling, Horsepower

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No power seats

PoppyFlower88
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I Love It! — I am in the market for a new car and the focus was my first choice. I have previoussly owned a 93 Thunderbird and a 97 Taurus and when I test drove the Focus I was in heaven. I loved the steering and the brakes. The get up and go was more than I expected, and I love the look of the car. All of the Focus' I have looked at seem to be great in price. I can't wait to have this Focus in my posession!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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jalton0806 writes:
2008 Ford Focus SES Review
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Awesome. Good gas mileage

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none at this time.

jalton0806
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Nice Family Car — This car is awesome. We bought it from my mom when she replaced her car last year and i couldnt have gotten a better car for my small family. we drive it alot, have over 175000 miles on it, and its still running strong.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Dan writes:
2008 Ford Focus SES Coupe Review
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Fun quick and agile.

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Small. compact.

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Get It You'll Like It. — Overall an awesome car. 2.0L twin cam powered engine. 5sp man transmission. light weight and the looks to boot. It has a ton of multi media support inc. blue tooth for your phone. Agile car and quite fun to drive. gets well over 40 mpg if your cruising down the highway "the right way" ;-) and putting around town takes a week and half to drain the tank.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Roxsand writes:
2008 Ford Focus SES Coupe Review
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Fuel Efficient, Style, Color, Sync, Sunroof

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Having a car payment is never fun!

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Definitely The Best Car Out On The Market Right Now! — This car is fun to drive, and with 33 mpg, you can drive a lot! Easy handling, very good, dependable car. If I could go back and choose a car again, it'd definitely be the Ford Focus! Spacious, easy to maintain, definitely worth the money!

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Jean-Paul writes:
2008 Ford Focus S Coupe Review
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5

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perfect driving

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Ford Focus Cabrio — nothing to say, just drive it and have some fun performance, very exciting no repairs appearance, it's looks great low at costs fun factor, if the sun is there, great pleasure to drive in a fantastic car just buy ist

Primary Use: Family transportation

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2013 Ford Focus Reviews

Excellent Drivers Car By Ntfknrnd

Best car I have ever owned. One of the most fun cars I have ever driven. Great compromise on price, performance and economy. very reliable, would definitely purchase the new RS focus on the heels of ... Read More

Loved It Until My Grandchildren Out Grew The Back Seat By Bmhaas

Loved the ride, the options and the gas mileage! The heated seats were very nice in the winter and the back up camera was a nice feature, even for parking, The car would be perfet for a small family... Read More

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2012 Ford Focus Reviews

Great First Car By lastmermaid92

Not a big fan of the blind spots in the back, or the lack of cargo space. Had great gas mileage, and was reliable in getting around. Not overly costly, but not flashy either. Would make a great car fo... Read More

Loved The Car, But Transmission Was Problematic By Tedzinski

Transmission failure twice in 60K miles. Paid for by ford, with rental so not so bad. Loved all else, except it was noisy on the highway. Probably tires as they still had about 25% wear left at 60K.... Read More

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2011 Ford Focus Reviews

Fun To Drive By mditty23

The SES model has some very nice features. What I like the best for winter driving is the heated mirrors, traction and stability control. would never be without them now. The gas mileage is excellent... Read More

2011 Ford Focus Sel By NitaScottSellsCars

I like the way the car looked inside and out. I drove it to Greenville, NC on a full tank of gas & filled up once I got there. I also took a trip to Dolly Wood in Pigeon Forge, TN both trips was comfo... Read More

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2010 Ford Focus Reviews

Very Good Do Not Have Any Second Thoughts About Buying It By jake_50

car is very practical for some one looking for a cheap car that will always start and get them to where they need to go with out having to cut back on styling or power. a very good all around car Read More

Standard Car By Byron

This is the benchmark by which all other cars are judged. This is standard car #123456. It will get you to point A and back to point B with minimal fuss, though it won't look pretty doing it. The buil... Read More

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