2008 Ford Focus User Reviews

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    2008 Ford Focus SE Review
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    65

    New Body Style — Best car on gas you could buy without buying a hybird. I get a little over 35 mpg. I love the new body style the are using on the 2008 now, it's so much nicer than the old focus. Interior is sweet at night, i have the lighting in my car so just a click of a button and the floor and cup holders lights up, i have a choice between 7 colors! One thing is nice about the color of mine, you don't see if very often. In case you wnna know what color mine is it's called vapor silver. All around so far it's been a good car, i couldn't ask for anything better.

    Pros: Appearance is ten times nicer!

    Cons: frozen ice on back window/trunk.. can't open trunk than have to break ice to open that damn thing

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    2008 Ford Focus S Review
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    45

    Great Money Saving Car!! — The car is very spacious, Plenty of cup holders, easy to clean and keep clean. No problems with performance, but its not a race car so I am not beating on the poor thing. Yet it does pick up and go if you are in a hurry. Go take one for a test drive!! You will fall in love with it!! FYI saves tons of money when it comes to filling up with gas, gas lasts quiet awhile!!

    Pros: amazing gas mil., tons of cup holders, great storage spaces!!

    Cons: i feel like a soccer mom driving the thing  :p

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    2008 Ford Focus SE Coupe Review
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    2008 Ford Focus Se Coupe Dark Metallic Blue W/ Sand Colored Interior — I love it! Great acceleration, breaking is good considering i don't have the ABS system and handling is great, i don't feel like i'm gonna go off the road if i'm driving a bit too fast. It's a brand new car so there is no maintenance to be taken care of. I love the interior and the exterior stylings. It's a great gas conserver at about 34-35 MPGs. Overall a very fun and safe car to drive, has lots of airbags and many extras for the somewhat little money i paid for it. Great buy!

    Pros: SYNC system, CD player, power windows/locks, many airbags, blocks outside noise well, roomy

    Cons: Haven't really found anything yet

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    2008 Ford Focus SES Coupe Review
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    2008 Focus Ses Coupe - Great Car! — I like cars that are fun to drive - cars that, in time, become a friend. I previously owned a 1991 Honda Civic Si - a real clunker by most standards, but I loved that car so much that I actually drove it to places I *wanted it to see* before hauling it to the junk yard. I can picture myself doing this with the Focus in the distant future. Its a visually stunning car, aside from the unfortunate backside. I got the Silver Frost exterior and Medium Stone (cloth) interior. (Not by choice really...I wanted black inside and out, but was unable to find one locally that had all the features I wanted.) They look great in all available exterior colors, but the Medium Stone interior really is just bleh. The driver-side dash is sporty and really cool, but the stereo/functional area is the same (boring, but very practical) setup as other 2008 Ford models. The ambient lighting is pretty cool, but not nearly as cool as I expected it to be. The lights are bright, but very small and placed awkwardly. I opted for the Audiophile stereo system and have absolutely no regrets about that decision. The stereo ROCKS, and the in-dash 6-disc changer is very convenient. Performance-wise, it is great for a compact car - its not a sports car, so don't expect it to act like one. However, you can take those turns a little faster than usual, just for fun. The 2008 Focus' engine blows other similar compacts out of the water, and still gets 35mpg - though, you'd have to drive it like an old granny to get that kind of mpg. I average around 25mpg because I drive it like cars are "meant" to be driven. ;) I was quite surprised by the build quality of this car. It appears as though Ford put the quality of their super-duty trucks into their cars. It is solid as a rock, and you will *not* be blown into the median when you pass a semi on the highway. It feels very safe and very solid. Overall, I'm really happy with it. Hit an open road, put the moon roof down, turn the ambients on, crank the stereo, and enjoy yourself!

    Pros: superb stereo, good looks, solid and safe, fun to drive

    Cons: ambient lighting is a little disappointing

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    2008 Ford Focus Review
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    55

    Well Balanced Car. — Comfortable yet sporty. Awesome handling, pleasure to drive. Gorgeous audio. Comfortable seats that keeps you at the right place even when driving a bit crazier through the corners. Enough space at the back seats. Practical boot. Front looks very nice, the back is worse, but still doesn't look that bad - tail lights looks a bit like a cheap tunning version though work well. Too new to talk about reliability.

    Pros: Handling, practical, comfortable, sporty.

    Cons: Noisier (and a bit thirsty) in high speeds (140kmh+)

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    2008 Ford Focus Review
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    35

    What Will They Do Next — I love the fact that ford was not shy to through some good products at the ST. Names like Mc pherson, brembo, recaro and many more. Ford also manage to get all this cool stuff to work well together. Well done

    Pros: the price and all the name brands

    Cons: a bit sluggish on pull away

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    2008 Ford Focus SES Coupe Review
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    Its Pretty Freakin Sweet — the acceleration is solid, the braking is a little to sensitive and the turning radius is a little narrow but the handling is fine I haven't had to repair it yet but thenn again i jusst bought it its very fun to drive, this little car has a kick the cost is pretty affordable its 19,000 but it gets 36 miles to the gallon (but i've been getting around 42)

    Pros: awesome features (such as SYNC)

    Cons: brakes are sensitive

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    2008 Ford Focus S Coupe Review
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    45

    Incredible Driving Style And Structure... — Discovered in May 2008 and really happy about it. Afetr Mercedes and BMW this Focus is a really nice suprise.

    Pros: The line, the colour, the design of the tyres and the power.

    Cons: 16 inches tyres but it will change!!

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    2008 Ford Focus S Review
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    Good On Gas — good car good mpg just ugly

    Pros: 38+MPG

    Cons: Ugly

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    2008 Ford Focus S Coupe Review
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    Great Car Overall, Love The New Design, Just Perfect. — Love this car, beautiful, powerful, Ford did its best when it came to this car. The new design just nailed it, very appealing. With the $4 gas prices about $50 to fill her up. It will last you for quite a while actually.

    Pros: Love the stereo, sounds great and comes with Sirius Radio.
    Quite powerful for a little car, but its a Focus, so its quite a performance vehicle.
    The new style makes it a totally one of a kind Focus, finally its a coupe instead of a hatchback.
    The body is very durable, if you get into a crash, the other car will be pretty smashed, while your car will sustain pretty much no damage, just a few scratches.
    Great 24MPG in city and 32MPG on highway.

    Cons: Would be nice if it had a bigger engine, but if you really think about the prices of gas nowadays, its just perfect.

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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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