2008 Ford Focus Top Comparisons

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2008 Ford Focus S CoupeReview
Thibault writes:
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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 SReview
Marshall writes:
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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 CoupeReview
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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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2008 Ford Focus SES CoupeReview
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I Love This Car Its Amazing On Gas! — Its great. Almost 30 miles to the gal. The color is beautiful. Comfortable on the inside.

Pros: NIce options. Wheels. Ambianent Lighting, Sirius, IPOD plug

Cons: Not much room for passengers in the back

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2008 Ford FocusReview
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Sporty Look And Feeling — This ride is kinda nice and gives the driver a sporty feeling. Hard suspension, noisy engine. Personally, i like it and plan on driving it for a few years.

Pros: Sporty look & feel

Cons: Inside is too basic. Not enough fancyness inside.

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2008 Ford FocusReview
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Marvelous Handling And Well-equiped — The car is just astonishing! Marvelous handling, excellent acceleration granted by the Duratec 2.0 16V (147hp) engine. But you have to pay the price: 6km/l (14mpg) city / 9km/l (21mpg) highway. My is rather well equiped, since it is the Ghia version. Power everything (except pedals), sunroof, ABS, Double Air Bag (it isn't mandatory here in Brazil), leather upholstery, MP3 CD with satellite controls beside steering wheel. However, it is one generation behind the european Focus... We still have the MK 1 1/2.

Pros: Handling, engine, equipments

Cons: Small sunroof, gas-guzzler

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2008 Ford Focus SESReview
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Ugh. — Sync. Sync. Sync. A geek's dream. Plug in your iPod, and say a song, and the car will start playing it. The car dictates your texts. Bluetooth and all for $300. The ambient lighting is a nice touch,but not worth it. But its all downhill from there. The car's 5 speed manual is a bit chunky( I test drove the manual), but I ended up getting the 4 speed manual. Bad idea. The tranny gave up on me while I was going down a hill, and Ford took the car back. The interior sucked. Everything was cheap plastic. The sound system was ok. Sync was its only saving grace, and even then its not much.

Pros: Sync.

Cons: Terrible engine/tranny
Bad quality.

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2008 Ford Focus SESReview
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A Surprisingly Viable American Alternative To The Civic And Camry. —

To be honest, my expectations for the redesigned Focus was somewhat low considering the strides made by the more popular Honda Civic. But, when I first saw the Focus in person instead of the pictures online, the exterior didn't look so bad and eventually the design cues grew on me. The changes does make the car look a bit more aggressive and sporty, but that's as far as I'll go. The surprises and changes were more evident once I got inside the car. I shut the door and the first thing I noticed was how quiet the car was. It was almost as quiet as my mom's Enclave (and that's really quiet). The center stack is much better when it comes to design, layout and materials, a definite improvement over the previous Focus. Compared to the recent Civic, it was much easier to find a comfortable seating position. The shifter in the Civic was positioned awkwardly when you try to shift, but the Focus' shifter is right where it should be and didn't feel awkward to shift at all. The ride is surprisingly agile (if not sporty) and the engine was more powerful than I thought it would be. The engine might have sounded a little bit coarse, but it didn't feel underpowered in the slightest. For the techies, the Sync option is a must have. Controlling your iPod and cell phone with your voice is not only fun and cool, it also makes sure you keep your attention to the road instead of fidgeting with your iPod and cell phone. Others may disagree with me, but I personally prefer the Focus over the Civic anyday. For those of you who want to buy American but want more personality in a compact, the Focus should be on your test drive list. Good job, Ford!

Pros: Surprisingly roomy for a compact, much improved interior (materials and layout), Sync sytem great for cell phone and iPod, quiet ride, refreshing exterior redesign, fuel-efficient yet peppy 4-cylinder engine

Cons: Despite the redesign, you can tell that the platform is still the same since it was first introduced in 1999. Automatic should be 5-speed instead of 4, and the option of a manual-shift mode with the automatic should be available. Some noticeable lean wen taking a few hard turns. Ford, change the fender vents, PLEASE! At least make them functional and more appealing to the eyes!

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2008 Ford Focus SESReview
bigcountry writes:
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Very Satisfied With The Focus, And The Gas Milage Is Great. — Sync is awesome, pleasantly surprised with front interior room, I'm 6'3" 285 lbs and fit comfortably. Engine is peppy, and handling is tight but not to busy. I like the interior layout, and exterior styling.

Owner for 0 years, 1 months

Miles Driven per Year:17,000

Pros: Sync, gas mileage, roomy interior.

Cons: No bodyside molding offered.

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2008 Ford Focus SES CoupeReview
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Its Got Some Cool Little Gadgets Like The Sync And Ambient Lighting. Its Pretty Neat — Its not fast but it sounds pretty good. It gets sick gas mileage and has some cool things to play around with like the sync system that reads text messages and calls people though the speakers. It also has the 7 color ambient lighting. The interior is actually really sick but the outside exterior can get better.

Pros: Fun and good gas mileage.

Cons: Not fast

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