2008 Ford Focus User Reviews

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    2008 Ford Focus Review
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    Ford Focus Lx — I love my sexy lexy. Braking and handling are excepional. Build quality is great no rattles. Appearence wise both inside and out is stylish. RUnning Costs are pretty low and very affordable. It is a fun and cute car to drive great size car.

    Pros: Looks great

    Cons: Acceleration is not great

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    2008 Ford Focus SE Review
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    Great Car — Great car. Was really surprised when I test drove one. Bought one a few months later. Have to get the 5 spd. though. An automatic would make this care too boring. The care is a blast to drive. Handles great and is surprisingly quick for a 2.0L.

    Pros: Engine, tranny, handlying

    Cons: not enough light in the backseat.

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    A Much Better Car Than The One It Replaced. — Someone at Ford actually understands what has made Ford suffer all these years. Its a shame it took this long for them to realize their foolishness since many of the things wrong could have been done easily and fixed relatively cheaply. Anyways onto the new Focus. Ford still haven't used the C1 platform that has been used by the Euro Focus, Mazda 3 and Volvo S40 so this car still suffers from not being as good as it could be. I know the Mazda and Volvo drive great, this one is just merely alright. The engine is better this time, and the wheel is a bit lighter this time too. The problem is while it handles alright, it could have been better. Driving the Mazda and Volvo show that this Ford's outdated platform is just not worth wasting money on. The interior is a lot lot better. There is colour in this interior which is something the previous Focus had none of. There are even several chrome pieces and status screens. Dare I say, for once a Ford interior looks a tad more advanced and more expensive than a Toyota one. Build quality has also improved over the old one. Bravo Ford, it seems you got the message. This car is now a real viable option against the Civic and Corolla since it does drive better. Its such a shame that Ford went with the Gillette grille theme since it doesn't suit this car at all. I actually prefer the previous car's styling. While I think its actually worthy of competing, it still sits in the shadows of the Mazda 3, the car which it could have become.

    Pros: Several improvements over previous Focus, drives alright, built better than last time

    Cons: Styling is a big step backwards, it could have driven like a Mazda 3 making this car excellent

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    2008 Ford Focus Tdci — Overall, this is the best car that I have driven. The steering is sharp and responsive, the acceleration is fantastic, athough the torque make it prone to Torque Steer and you need to drive gingerly on wet roads. The only critisism is the interior trim quality is a bit poor. The gaps between panels and the general finish is a bit second rate, but that said, it is still a nice and practical place to drive.

    Pros: Performance & Handling

    Cons: Interior Trim

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    Ford Focus — 0-60 in 6.5 seconds so far ive had 155mph out of her hopefully will go faster Fuel consumption is quite bad But the car is fast and fun to drive full interior leather with carbon fibre look only 5 months old no repair as of yet the car is also known as a Ford Focus ASBO

    Pros: Performance levels

    Cons: Fuel consumption is quite heavy

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    2008 Ford Focus SE Review
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    The Focus — This car has only got around 230 HP with the mods ive made but that only a PCU modification and cold air intake. overall its a great car and black really makes the chrome stick out. . . looks really good clean but you better keep it washed otherwise....lol

    Pros: the interior the factory options

    Cons: the torque to HP ratio

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    2008 Ford Focus S Review
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    Commuter Best Buy — I bought this as a commuter car -- and it's been super for that purpose. It's actually got a lot of head and leg room, and I don't feel cramped the way I did in the Corolla or even the Civic. I'd buy this car again in a heartbeat -- I've averaged between 32 and 38 mpg and while gas is cheap right now, it won't be for long.

    Pros: Performance, economy, driver room

    Cons: Bland, bland, bland looking

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    2008 Ford Focus SES Coupe Review
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    Flex Focus — Customized by FunkMaster Flex, rockin' amp, video, custom Katskin interior, external fascia and custom paint job. Gives an honest 34 MPG on highway, around 27 in town. Great steering, slow pickup but sufficient. Loads of fun! Sync system is intuitive and awesome!

    Pros: gas mileage, fun factor, sync system

    Cons: pickup is slow

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    1.8 Focus Zetec 3 Door — Looks like a ST and does 130 mph indicated at 5000 rpm Great handling Focus and Mazda 3 are the best front wheel drive handling cars I've driven especially at speed. Quality interior feel, sports suspension on 16 inch alloys and 205/ 60 tyres. Nice weight in the steering makes it feel like a smaller car.

    Pros: pretty close to ST performance if not 0-60 time

    Cons: Traction control ESP comes in a little too quickly

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    2008 Ford Focus SES Coupe Review
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    It Is Green, Small, Sporty, Classy, Fast, — this car is amazing. the traction is great! the style is great! it is classy and sporty, it is so fun to drive. and the stereo is really cleanand clear. the gas mileage is one of the most amazing parts about it! it gets almost 40 miles to the gallon of gas..

    Pros: style, class,

    Cons: nothing..

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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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