2008 Ford Focus User Reviews

2008 Ford Focus Top Comparisons

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2008 Ford Focus S CoupeReview
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Will Get A Rwd Car With 300hp Next :p — I only own the 1.6l so it only got 100hp, which is a bit to less 170-200hp would be perfect ;) Cost of the car is quite good, it only consumes 7,5l/100km with padel to the metal ;) steering and braking is top notch for a car in this price range

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: fun factor while driving and good value

Cons: Front-wheel-drive

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2008 Ford Focus SESReview
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Yes — I love my car to death. It's fun to drive, the Sync feature by Microsoft is awesome, it has a little bit of a sporty look to it.... I know it doesn't have the best performance but if your not looking for performance, look here.

Pros: Gas Mileage, Sync Voice Command, Quality

Cons: Loud on the highway, Not the fastest on the highway

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2008 Ford Focus SEReview
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Acceptable Low-end Car With Few Thrills. — I had an OK time driving the Ford Focus. The build quality itself was not bad, though the cheap plastic interior panels really made the car feel flimsy. Other than that, the car seemed like a solid vehicle to ride. Not enough bells and whistles for my taste, but overall on OK car.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Seemed like a solid engine.

Cons: Cheap interior makes the rest of the car seem flimsy.

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2008 Ford Focus SESReview
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I Love It, I Only Wish It Had A Little More Power, But Don't We All? — Accelerates from 0-50 in first gear (That's always fun). Good brakes, decent handling. There is some creeking now and then, it's not exactly hand made, however I have not had a single problem yet, after 25,000 miles. It's a good looking a good looking car, and the interior is nice. Only bad thing about the interior is there is no light in the back so I had to put up a tap light ($10 fix, worth it :)). Great mileage, 24 mpg city, between 34-36 mpg highway, depending to road grade. It has a smaller gas tank however, so trips to the gas station are as often as with a lesser mileage car, So far no maintenance, I will have to replace the tires at the 30,000 mile tune up, which is sooner than expected. Fun car to drive! Handles windy backroads well. If youra driver in snow you can manage, however this car is so light that someone without snow experience shouldn't attempt to drive in snowy/icy conditions.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: The car does what you tell it to, in a timely and safe manner.

Cons: If you want to do anything more than drive on-road.

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2008 Ford Focus SES CoupeReview
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By Far The Best Car I've Owned Out Of The 9! — I have owned 9 vehicles.A Hyundai, Mercury, Chevy and several other Ford models. Out of all of those even the same model but a different year... I love my '08 focus the best. The handling is great and sporty. It accelerates beautifully.The gas mileage is awesome. I like this body style much better than the '04 and '07 focus I had before. I love the Sync feature. I don't even use the 6 disc changer or the radio. I only listen to my iPod. I would recommend the Focus to everyone out there.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Everything

Cons: Nothing

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2008 Ford Focus SEReview
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King — Its best of the best in handling ... it shows what does handling mean and how does it matter in street racing and in drifting ... thanks ford for making such a unique car full of enthusiasm ... waiting for the new rs :D

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

Pros: Handling

Cons: Nothing

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2008 Ford Focus S CoupeReview
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Great Car — great car i hav to say ford is the best quality performance is great especially after i add exhaust and an intake its pretty high on insurance cuzi hav full on it but great gas mileage this car is a lot of fun to drive

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

Pros: Everything

Cons: NONE

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2008 Ford Focus SEReview
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Great Car — the overall is that it is a good family care the acceleration is a slow reaction but the vraking is excellent the handling is awsome other than that the car is good for a family car or a car for an everyday driver with great gas mileage

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: its a great family car

Cons: slow acceleration

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Good For Point A To Point B — for a a few cylinders, it accelerates in a fair amount. handling is good until you swerve hard haha it aint to pretty to look at but the gas is good but i dont consider it the sports car of my dreams.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: gas mileage

Cons: aint too cute

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2008 Ford Focus SEReview
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My Focus — the acceleration isn't great, it takes alot to get it going the speed limit on the highway but it's great on gas and i love drivingg ittt. the interior is easy to clean and the lights are easy to reach. my brakes are just a little squeaky. the tires don't make too much noise.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: great on gas

Cons: acceleration slow

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Reviews From Other Years

2014 Ford Focus Reviews

A Very Smooth And Quiet Ride By Wilma50

I like how it looks and handles. It is very quiet and very smooth, especially around corners and over pot holes. I am very impressed overall with both the feel and maintenance and would definitely re... Read More

Great Car For The Money By LAREDOTECH1

This is the first hatchback I have ever owned. This car handles pretty good and great fuel economy. I have always owned mustangs so it was very different owing this car. Over all this is a great car. ... Read More

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

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

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

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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