2009 Ford Focus User Reviews

2009 Ford Focus Review Ratings

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  • 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:4.4 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
  • Overall: 4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 / 5

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"ride" 16 reviews
"power" 12 reviews
"fuel economy" 12 reviews
"handling" 5 reviews
"reliable car" 4 reviews
CONS
"power" 3 reviews
"suspension" 2 reviews
"expensive car" 2 reviews

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Still looking great after 4 years of being owned.

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Only two airbags and a has no USB port on the stereo system, noisy engine...

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Life With My '09 Focus 2.0 Duratec — Good looking car with a sporty line and nice handling, sometimes i feel it has a little bit lazy acceleration because its weight (1327 Kg), but stills a well built and reliable car. Very comfortable seats and has space for family and cargo...

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Solid but not awe inspiring.

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Understeer.

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2009 Ford Focus Hatch — Not a bad car. A bit plain jane but it is 2 litre, not the 1.6 so it goes ok. Understeers too much which can be dangerous in the wet. Has been reliable so far. The tipronic is good but only a 4 speed.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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fast and peppy

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Little to low to the ground.

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2009 Ford Focus Se — I have been driving my focus for 2 years now. It's a good reliable car to get around town in. It handled nicely and and felt link i was fully in control. The steering was a bit to firm for me though.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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It can disappear and fuel is efficient

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not smooth on the bumpy roads

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Hot Ride — Appearance: appearance is classy both exterior and interior Performance: Acceleration is good even on the steep heel while driving on gear 5, breaking is not really reliable when you hit a dead break, handling is brilliant especially on water driveway

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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2009 Ford Focus SES Review
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With the miles I drive , its a good little car .

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4 wheel disc brakes would have been nice!

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Great Little Car — I like it . I would get buy again , Being a big guy , I fit well in it . I have had it fully load with 4 people and the trunk full . The little car still had tons of power! Would love to see 4 wheel disc brakes!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Love my car!  Sporty-looking, surprisingly big interior with lots of front seat leg room for my 6'6" husband and son.  Huge trunk with fold-down back seat makes it easy to fit longer purchases.  Terrific gas milage -- in the low-mid 30's for city driving.  Powerful AC/heater.  Good radio/stereo.  Perfect size to buzz around in...

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Not the greatest car in the winter. Think I'm going to invest in snow tires, as my all-weather radials aren't cutting it. Doesn't have the best power on steep hills at higher speeds.  Back seat is a little cramped for my tall kids.   

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Love My Focus! — I'd recommend this car for anyone who wants something small and relatively inexpensive. It fits my purposes -- and I'm happy with it.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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The Sync System on this car is what places it above anything else in it's class.

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I wish it had a bit more power and torque and a little lowered suspension, but for what it came with for the price I paid, it was a steal.

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Overall...this Car, In My Opinion, Is Better Than The Mazda 3 Or The Civic. — Performance is above average. I wish it had a bit more power. Maybe after I install better exhaust, intake, and tweak the CPU a bit I'll definitely see a difference in the power. Also once I lower and stiffen the suspension the overall look of the car will be more aggressive...much like how I drive. Once the performance chip is modified, the gas mileage should get even better. This is really a fun car to drive along with your friends.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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it does everything well for a reasonable everyday car

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None really

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Really Chuffed With It And Would Have Another — Great every day car fr using for work, shopping, general use and looks quite pretty in black- decent performance - decent mpg - comfortable - well built - plenty of goodies - just a really good every day car.... would have another tomorrow and probably will....

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Fun and fuel efficient

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If you need a lot of room

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Smart And Safe Purchase — Performance: Acceleration - Average for the compact class. Braking - Good and even without ABS stops straight in panic situations. Handling - Above average, very predictable and stable. Build Quality: Good, no squeaks or rattle. I did have to have the Audio Processor Interface Module replaced but it was done for free under warranty. Appearance: Interior: Laid out reasonably well, materials are average quality. Styling (while subjective) is restrained with very legible and intuitive radio and HVAC controls. Exterior: Best viewed from a rear 3/4s view, the front end styling has been the cause of controversy on the '08+ Foci. Cost of ownership: Very reasonable, the dealer I bought the car from has a tires for life deal so I've only had to do oil changes and tire rotations...and I've already got a new set of tires. As far as gas mileage is concerned the best I've ever got was 35.4mpg(mostly highway driving) with most tanks averaging 30mpg. Fun factor: This car is more fun than people give credit for, with it's IRS (unlike some direct competitors that still use torsion beams) it's very tossable and stable, brakes are good and acceleration in most situations is more than acceptable.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Efficiency, cost of ownership, handling.

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Poor power, cheaply constructed interior, shoddy body-design.

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A Great Car For The First-time Buyer Or Cost-mindful. Should Not Be Considered For Safety! — This car has very poor performance in the areas of acceleration and power, but makes up for it in the handling of the car. Its stock Kumho's keep the car glued to the road outstandingly for the level of performance that it has. The build quality of the car exceeds my expectations for it, however Ford's use of cheap plastics in its construction leave something to be desired. The car is relatively cheap to maintain, so far not requiring any extraneous costs outside of anticipated maintenance. Getting nearly 40 miles to the gallon, depending on how you drive, the car far exceeds my expectations in it's efficiency department. As far as the appearance, it leaves a little to be desired with the clashing aggressive front-end and relatively mild body-lines and rear, and it gives the impression that the car has more power than it does (The wide open front bumper would fit an intercooler nicely. You listening, Ford?) Overall, the car is fun to drive with its above-average handling, but ultimately fails in the performance sector. It's efficiency and cost of ownership make it a very average car, however.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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2013 Ford Focus Reviews

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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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