2009 Ford Focus User Reviews

2009 Ford Focus Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 30 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:4.4 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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PROS
"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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Ron writes:
2009 Ford Focus SE Review
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Small, good MPG, Sirius, SYNC

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Automatic since my wife can't drive stick!

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My Daily Driver — I wish I had a few more dollars so I could have gotten the SES, but other than that, I like the little thing...30MPG for the year so far, no complaints. Get's over 35 on long trips. I think I'll keep this one for a while!

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Robert writes:
2009 Ford Focus SE Coupe Review
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4

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Looks good, Great gas milage,  

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Needs suspension update,  and a sportier look for the coupe.

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Owner — Good acceleration, awsome gas milage (24-43mpg) numb suspension. Had a nock from the 1/2 shaft, was recalled (15,500mi), The flat bumpers collect dirt easly, and the roof line could be dropped about 3" to give a sportier look and less like a bubble. Fun little car grate for delivering pizza's or going to work.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Gabriel writes:
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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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Shaun writes:
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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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zyx321 writes:
2009 Ford Focus SE Review
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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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Melusi writes:
2009 Ford Focus S Review
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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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Ed writes:
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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Steve writes:
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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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Keith writes:
2009 Ford Focus SE Review
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Great Gas Milage

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2009 Ford Focus — Performance - Great acceleration, braking, handling Build Quality - No repairs needed, No squeaks, or rattles Appearance - Great interior and exterior styling Cost of Ownership - Great maintenance Warranty Fun Factor - fun to drive? Gas Milage - Great Gas Milage A average of 33 miles a Gallon

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Jarett writes:
2009 Ford Focus SES Review
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Pickup, handling, awesome dashboard

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Why isn't how great this car is better advertised?

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I Have Driven A Ford Lately. — What a surprisingly nice vehicle. Plenty of pickup for a small, naturally aspirated car, and the Microsoft SYNC digital dashboard system is awesome. Gas mileage is also excellent according to the mileage indicator. Solid quality construction and thoughtful design touches rounded it out for me and made me want to trade in my existing car for one.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Best Car In The World!!!! By Robert

perfmance is very good for a 1.8 great handling great fun drive braking is good it not to bad on fuel economy cheap for parts i would say it is a allrtound great car not had much wrong with it. Read More

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1999 Ford Focus Reviews

Perfect!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! By Robert

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Great Car For Driving, Not As Much For Owning By Kamil

Surprisingly great performance and pleasure of driving; it's a perfect handling car and provides lots of power, although costs of maintenance (Diesel engine equipment) are very high and unevitable. It... Read More

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2000 Ford Focus Reviews

Great Car, Owned It For 8 Years And Never Left Me Stranded By Toletgo1234

Car has 233,000 miles + and seems to still be running great, has had a small loss in power but nothing to fret over. Have ran the crap out of this vehicle and it has treated me well. Great car And wou... Read More

Love The Car, Overall I Never Have Regret Purchasing The Vehicle By Toletgo1234

i like the price, they are fairly cheap. Cheap on gas, and cheap to insure and register. The vehicle has a fair amount of space for smaller needs. Dislike the electrical problems and wheel bearing pro... Read More

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2001 Ford Focus Reviews

Sohc Engine Is Junk And Should Have Been Recalled By Toletgo1234

Had no way to know anything was happening, it sputtered and blew up, not something i had expected to have happen, and the automatic transmission shift solenoids go out frequently. No hope for these ve... Read More

Fun To Drive. By Ian

Very fun car to drive with excellent braking and handling and can fit a family of five. It accelerate smoothly and very good and the gas. If you like to work on cars yourself this car is great to perf... Read More

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2002 Ford Focus Reviews

Great Commuter By mjte43

Overall, a great inexpensive car to own and operate, just turned 163000 miles and it keeps on going. Not bad for 2 adults, but it struggles with 4 people inside. Great gas mileage, I average approxima... Read More

'02 Zx3 Hatchback By SirPerseus

Good over all, my car has problems that need to be fixed so i cant complain until i fix the problems and then judge. the Car length is nice and small so you are able to fit into tighter spaces. The ca... Read More

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