2008 Ford Focus User Reviews

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    2008 Ford Focus SE Coupe Review
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    Best In Class; Does Not Look Utilitarian But Is! — Performance = outstanding...stick shift is very responsive; easy to drive; great in the winter Quality = so far flaw-less; just regular stuff Appearance = very appealing; up to the minute styling Cost = mpg on trip 37; Maintenance $0 Fun Factor = wow; really great

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: Pep; highway comfort; value for money

    Cons: Back seat entry requires youth; once in very good

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    2008 Ford Focus SES Review
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    Not A Bad Choice For The Value And Mpg — great mileage, fit/finish good. local dealer sux. Pirelli tires that came with it were rubbish. Sirius radio package cool but over priced. 30000 miles and no maint. issues except for tires at 18000 miles. Test drive and judge for yourself.

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: 35 plus MPG

    Cons: local dealer

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    2008 Ford Focus SE Coupe Review
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    I Was Disappointed With It When I First Bought It, But Now It's Really Grown On Me And I Love It! — Still only a year old, so still in excellent shape. Drifts extraordinarily well, drives great on dirt tracks, but not a whole lot of acceleration for a fwd. 35+ mpg though, even with my lead foot, and it's excellent for weaving through rush hour traffic!

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

    Pros: Wonderful for weaving through rush hour traffic!

    Cons: Bottom line, even the 2 door is still really a grocery getter at heart.

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    2008 Ford Focus SE Review
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    Very Nice — i love the way it looks it a really cool green (kiwi green). it drives so smoothe compared to the neon i used to have and the gas milage is great!! the seats are also really confortable, when i drive people on long car ides the fall asleep sometimes.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: soothe ride

    Cons: no cruz control

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    2008 Ford Focus Review
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    New Ford Focus — Ford Focus II facelifted model from 2008. 2,0 TDCI 110 HP with Powershift automatic transmission - Ford's answer to VW'a DSG transmission. The cars drives very well but because of the low supsension and big tyres there are a lot of noise.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Gret gearbox

    Cons: Hard suspension!

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    2008 Ford Focus SES Review
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    Great Car. — Really great car all around. Love the gas milage. Has a great look to it. I love the sync feature on the car. makes me able to use my cell phone without having to pull the phone out of the pocket.

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: Gas milage

    Cons: No trunk button on the inside. It's on the keyset.

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    2008 Ford Focus Review
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    Excellent Value For Money — I love this car because it has just enough performance for long journeys, The build quality is just fine. The style is superb especially the colour. We always have fun driving the Focus and it does not cost too much to run

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: Because it is a Ford

    Cons: none

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    2008 Ford Focus Review
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    Coupe Cabriolet 2 — I drive this CC2 with the roof off in all weathers but cannot hear or see the direction indicator dashboard lights, particularly in bright light. Needs reverse sensors and rear seat legroom is minimal behind me (6ft 2in) Otherwise it is brilliant

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

    Pros: Easiest convertible I have ever had but doesn't compare with Morgans

    Cons: Indicator warning

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    2008 Ford Focus Review
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    My Observation Of The Focus — Great suspension, huge space for a hatchback. The extrerior is well... OK. For a small car it's quite a thirsty little animal. Overall the Focus is a fun car to drive and at the same time gives you that boost whenever you need it.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Great suspension, sound system, and the sort.

    Cons: Monsterous gas consumtpion for a compact car, where the hell can I find the ST model?

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    2008 Ford Focus SES Review
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    2008 Ford Focus Ses — My Focus is my fist car, so this review will be a little bit generous, but I do know what I'm talking about. As far as performance goes, it is a fairly quick car. At 140 HP, you would expect nothing, but it moves along nicely. Handling would be a strong point, it hugs corners nicely. I've noticed 2 problems with performance. 1, I wish it had just a bit more kick on acceleration, but it has plenty. 2, above 75 MPH, the front end is a little light, but most people will not experience this, for the law forbids it. As for build quality, the car itself is very sturdy. when you shut the door, you know it is made of metal. The seats are very comfortable, they are squishy enough to be comfy, but firm enough so that you don't sink in over long trips. The trunk is also deceivingly large, and you can still fold the 60/40 split seats down if you need more room. I do wish that the sun visors were made of a little better material, but they are still not bad. I also wish it had a compass and thermometer. As for appearance, it is a very attractive car. I've gotten mixed comments about it, ranging from "that's raw" to "kinda chickish" but honestly, I don't care, it's a great car. The back end is very well shaped, and the spoiler finishes it up nicely. I like the sides, with the character lines going across the doors, originating from the chrome Focus applicator. The grill, I think, looks pretty sharp. I've heard from people who really dislike the chrome bars, but then again, I don't really care, it is still a nice car. Inside it is pretty nice too, nothing feels too fake, everything is pretty high quality. I'm not an expert in interior styling, but I like it. The steering wheel is just the right size, but I guess that is personal preference. As for cost, it is pretty cheap to maintain. Gas mileage is great, I've seen as high as 38 on the highway, with regular unleaded. I have not had any real problems that required maintenance, but I would imagine it would not be too expensive. The Focus is a very fun car to drive, especially if you're carpooling. I don't really know how else to describe this part, so I will end it with a summary. Very good car, good mileage, good performance, nice car all around.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: looks, comfort, mileage, ease of use, quality, reliability, handling, fun, etc.

    Cons: lacks a compass and thermometer, a tiny bit underpowered

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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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