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Sips Fuel with a manual transmission
Cons: Wished they had disks for the rear brakes and not drums.These little cars are awsome. Sips gas and beats the Prius in price. Solid 2.0 engine that has been proven over time.
It's been a good little car. No real problems, except with the rear defrost conking out. Don't use in high wind areas though - it's a lot like a tinker toy on the road in heavy weather.
Cons: cloth seats - never again ;-)Sporty and excellent mileage!
Cons: SizeIt's a little small, but very reliable.
Pros: Cruise control.
Cons: Road noise.My only complaint about this car is the road noise.It holds the road good,handles well,and gets good MPG in town and very good MPG on the highway.
Great car to drive
Ford Focus Excellence
Pros: Small enough to fit just about anywhere
Cons: It is a stick shiftMy 2003 Ford Focus ZX 5 Hatchback has been with us since zero miles. Given that we are up to date with its maintenance, it has never given us any mechanical problems. With its 1.8L motor and 5-shift gears, it allows us to climb the Imperial-San Diego with ease and power. With its 5 seating cabin, it allows my whole 5-member family to ride comfortably. The cargo area allows 2-medium and 2-small pieces of luggage, enough for a week-long vacation. Its 4 cylinder engine makes it a powerful runner and at the same time it is a very fuel-efficient machine.