2008 Ford Focus Top Comparisons

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2008 Ford FocusReview
Ivan writes:
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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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Jeffrey writes:
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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 SESReview
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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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2008 Ford FocusReview
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Would Easily Own Another One — Love this car to bits... The onlly "nag" that I have is that the seat belt reminder ticks me off!!! >:( Very cheap to run - averaging around 6.7L p/100km - not too shabby at all - with a bit o punch to boot...

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

Pros: PocketRocket

Cons: Seat Belt Alert

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2008 Ford Focus SReview
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Dobar Good — its not mine, its dads. but i drive it too. its a good car. it has 100 horse. its a good loking car but i could make it mor beautifull with a few spoilers angel eyes xenon better music and many more. ;)

Pros: dobar ovjes

Cons: its a ford

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2008 Ford FocusReview
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Drivers Car — Good car to drive...but in India Ford has a lot to do with its after sales service....too expensive parts and few service centres are a problem ford customers often complain...but its a great car to drive. Completely a drivers car.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Drivers Car

Cons: After Sales service of Ford...too expensive

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2008 Ford Focus SEReview
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Great — its a great all around car. the reason i bought this car was for my 65 mile a day commute to work. the gas mileage is great. 34 plus and the ride quality is great. i would rec. this car to anyone who loves to drive

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: gas mileage

Cons: nothing so far

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2008 Ford Focus SEReview
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Good But Looking It's Age And Rivals Are Slowly Moving The Game On. — Performance ain't great but good for a 1.6 diesel. It's got plenty of room, and handles well - the RS version didn't need many suspension upgrades. Cheap road tax and company car tax sold the car to me and it doesn't look bad. Just wish Ford weren't so stingy on the equipment.

Pros: Cheap to run as a company car and fun to drive.

Cons: Many rivals offer better equipment and build quality.

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2008 Ford FocusReview
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Back To The Basics — Decent, basic car. No power anything. The build quality is what you would expect of a new vehicle. Great on gas, and with the warranty maintenance isn't so bad. To me the automatic transmission seems to shift sluggishly. But then again, I'm used to the harder shifts of my Z24 Cavalier. car would be better with some performance upgrades or a nice 5 speed.

Pros: Spacious, Great MPG, 2 doors

Cons: sluggish transmission, power deprived

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2008 Ford Focus SESReview
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Sick Car — The good: Ford's Sync system gives the 2008 Focus SES one of the most sophisticated media and communications interfaces available. Freeway mileage is impressive. The bad: The Focus' interior borders on being drab, and its stereo suffers from a few usability niggles.

Pros: drivability

Cons: standard interior is lame

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