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Pros: the ride
Cons: nothingGreat on gas. 35mpg average. Relatively comfortable for a small car. Better than average performance.
Pros: body style
Cons: little stiffvery very dependable and economical
2.3 ZX3 Great little car.
Pros: The 2.3 Liter Duratec/5-Speed combo
Cons: The appearance from the rear.Peppy. The 2.3 easily out-accelerates average traffic and still gets 30+ mpg. Reasonably comfortable but a bit noisy. Handles well for a front-drive. Cheap to operate and insure. I drove a 2.0L SVT and it was a dog compared to the 2.3 Duratec. Trouble is, the 2.3 was only available in 2003-2004 in the 3-door model.
Great car for price
Pros: Overall durability
Cons: Level of comfortThe Ford Focus SE 5-speed is an extremely reliable, fuel efficient, very tough vehicle. I love Fords and will continue to purchase them when possible.
Pros: Very good car for very little money.
Cons: Would be a much better car with a 6 speed auto.Looks good, comfortable & great mileage.
I Really Like This Car
Pros: 30-33 mpgs
Cons: Dealership experienceI drive beyween 100 to 300 miles each day that I work. The Ford Focus has exceeded my expectations. Great features, such as synk and leather seats offer comfort and practical applications.The car handles good and stops like a skateboard. I have 195000 miles and not a single problem.