Stay with Ford Focus 05' or purchase 2011 Ford Fusion?

Asked by Sep 14, 2013 at 06:30 PM about the Ford Focus

Question type: General

I have had my 2005 Ford Focus for 3 years now and it was about 150K miles on it.  It has had to have about 400-600 dollars worth of repair every year on it and it is in pretty good shape a little bit of rusting on the exterior due to cold climates.  I am looking at getting a 2011 Ford Fusion that has about 42K miles on it and I know the previous owner.  My question is, should I stick with my Focus or get the Fusion? I have two years left of undergrad in college and plan to go on to a graduate program for 4 years.  I most likely won't be able to purchase a car in my graduate program although I have the money now.  Do you think the Focus would last me another 6 years? Or should I go with a more reliable car the Fusion? I do plan to get a new car a few years out of my graduate program.

2 Answers

236,855

Keep the Focus! On avg. I put in around $500 per year of maintenance on my vehicles, it's the cost of ownership. Would you rather have a $300 per month payment instead? Even if you have to drop another $500-1K, you still would be ahead.

2 out of 2 people think this is helpful.
65,905

I agree with Tom. Remember to keep up the maintenance on the Focus. Oil changes, chassis lubes, etc. In 6 years it will probably be time to replace it since it will be 14 years old and probably have at least 200,000 miles on it. But for now I say keep it. HTH. -Jim

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

  • Why does the UK get better Ford modles then the USA. 4 answers

    while searching for a new car i knew i loved hot hatches and seeing as honda doesn't make the CRX any more i had to look around. I found and amazing turbo charged 5 cylinder Ford Focus at a more then ...

    2009 Ford Focus SE Coupe

    -

    General

  • Price and how long does it take to replace heads on a Ford Focus 1 answer

    Price and how long does it take to replace heads on a Ford Focus

    2002 Ford Focus SE Comfort w/ Zetec

    -

    Shopping & Pricing

  • Engine revs and loses power when driving. 16 answers

    I have had this car in for a fix at two different dealers. When driving at highway speeds the tachometer revs to 5 or 6,000 RPMs car loses power. The first fix was a problem with the cruise control ...

    2006 Ford Focus

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • How reset security system on a 09 fusion if its only shutdown mode 1 answer

    My car wont start but even though my battery is good. When I try jump start it it wont start at all. But with cable connected to the other car everything electrical lights comes on but its still wo...

    2009 Ford Focus

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Ford Fusion 6 answers

    Are ford fusions good cars? And are they fuel efficient

    Ford Fusion

    -

    General

Focus

Looking for a Used Focus in your area?

CarGurus has 56,729 nationwide Focus listings starting at $1,095.

ZIP:

Search Ford Focus Questions

Ford Focus Experts

#1 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 1,340
#2 dandyoun
dandyoun
Reputation 1,060
#3 Su'ad Barakat
Su'ad Barakat
Reputation 910
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Ford Fusion
1,124 Great Deals out of 82,945 listings starting at $998
Used Honda Civic
667 Great Deals out of 89,882 listings starting at $1,299
Used Ford Fiesta
150 Great Deals out of 16,897 listings starting at $3,095
Used Ford Focus RS
2,489 listings starting at $34,225
Used Ford Mustang
454 Great Deals out of 45,522 listings starting at $1,999
Used Chevrolet Cruze
909 Great Deals out of 74,859 listings starting at $2,997
Used Toyota Corolla
763 Great Deals out of 73,024 listings starting at $1,962
Used Mazda MAZDA3
229 Great Deals out of 31,631 listings starting at $1,495
Used Hyundai Elantra
574 Great Deals out of 52,119 listings starting at $1,499
Used Ford Escape
1,426 Great Deals out of 93,587 listings starting at $900
Used Honda Accord
822 Great Deals out of 85,700 listings starting at $988
Used Toyota Camry
1,011 Great Deals out of 90,766 listings starting at $650
Used Volkswagen GTI
75 Great Deals out of 6,770 listings starting at $2,400
Used Nissan Altima
1,026 Great Deals out of 80,832 listings starting at $1,995
Used Volkswagen Jetta
442 Great Deals out of 40,100 listings starting at $950

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.