Vehicle Details Inside, the Focus gains functionality and boasts upgraded materials. It retained some of its agile handling, plus the composed ride and roomy interior. Front disc brakes and rear drum. Service tech has not found the source. Reliability indicates how models have performed in the past, providing the basis for predicting how the vehicles will hold up in the year ahead. Getting in and out of the car is a breeze because the seats sit high, unlike my previous automobile which sat so low it was downright difficult to get out of. It was a chance to complain about the Focus with which we're stuck for two more model years, a Microsoft Sync system wrapped in awkward sheetmetal which happens… This week we begin with a Thread of the Day by Aaron M who conjures up the topic of fallacies largely held throughout the automotive world.
I shopped through CarGurus for the 2nd time and I just happened to also find my 2nd car through Center Rd Auto Sales. Now for the major issue, the car doesn't go in reverse, it acts like it is neutral. I wish I never sold it. Mileage rollback is one of the most occurring types of fraud in the selling process of used cars. When cruising, though, the Focus is steady. No cabin filter provided on this model.
TruckCabinFilter selectedCabinList, null ; truckCabinFilter. The 2008 Focus gets a lot of easy fixes, but it isn't the type of exhaustive redesign this car needed in order to catch up. While it's nice to open the trunk using the key fob, it would be better to also be able to open it with an inside latch. While both engines get similar fuel economy numbers in the city, the manual gearbox raises the official highway number from 33 to 35 mpg. I would purchase from this dealer again. In Federal form, an improved intake manifold and cooling system help bump output from 132 to 140 horsepower---whether it's paired with the standard five-speed manual transmission or optional four-speed automatic.
We take pride in our company and our competitive pricing!! Moreover, you can execute searches by location and by vehicle type. This new Focus is an amazing car. They made us feel really comfortable. The overhead light is directly over the dashboard and leaves the backseat pretty much in total darkness. Of course, the Focus is also more likely to have cash-back incentives than are its import-model competitors. I was getting nearly 40 mpg, using full synthetic oil. Overall the car runs and drives trouble free, but it does have some issues that need to be addressed.
However, it is designed so that it will bypass and not overheat during failure. NewUsedFilter selectedNewUsedList, null ; newUsedFilter. Every year, millions of vehicles in the United States are declared salvage. Current statistics show that a large percentage of all cars on the road have a negative history. To better shed some light on the question, poster NeBurg964 states his examples of some fallacies: - Toyotas are bulletproof - Domestics aren't reliableHe…. These charts provide the most comprehensive reliability information available to consumers.
With newly styled sheet metal, interior refinements and exclusive tech features, the Focus is starting to catch up with some of its import rivals. Further, there was no longer a telescoping steering wheel, or assist handles to aid access. Based on information received from our latest subscriber survey for about 500,000 vehicles, our reliability history charts give you a rundown on how 2000 through 2018 vehicles are holding up in 17 potential trouble spots, ranging from the engine, transmission, and brakes to power equipment and the electrical system. WheelSystemFilter selectedWheelSystemList, null ; wheelSystemFilter. They were up front about everything.
There is no way to open the trunk without the key. First time they said it was a software issue, and it was fixed. There are still a few gems to discover in Ford's most affordable car, but in the end it will probably only influence shoppers on a value basis. This was my first car in over 20 years and the first Ford in 30 years. The quality of the leather was passable, though nothing spectacular, and the seats offered plenty of support on long commutes. This can be an affordable option for operable vehicles. In profile, though, there is less to like, especially on the new coupe.
The chassis and powertrain also receive some functional massaging aimed at raising the appeal of this affordable and efficient car as it faces off against prime competitors, such as the Chevrolet Cobalt, Honda Civic and Toyota Corolla. But fit and finish and noise remained weak points. Exterior The previous Ford Focus came in two- and four-door hatchback designs, as well as sedan and traditional wagon versions. The sedan seems to pull off the new styling better than the coupe, but buyers are likely to miss the hatchback and wagon versions see a with the 2007 Focus. A freshening didn't hide the fact this was a nine-year-old design.