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Full Review of the Ford Focus

The Ford Focus boasts great handling, high levels of refinement and affordability. The Ford Focus is an easy car to drive, and an all around decent vehicle. From the Focus’s racy front grille to its prominent bumpers the exterior brags a sporty up-to-date look.

The car has a spoiler and sporty attractive alloy wheels, and an all around attractive body style. The exterior was designed to appeal to younger buyers, but the inside is much the same car as the previous model. There are some obvious differences though, such as supportive front sports seats, sporty steering wheel, a sporty gear knob, and supplementary dials on the dash.

The car is powered by a 2.5-litre, five cylinder turbo motor. The front-wheel drive performs well even while being pushed hard. The car delivers a hard ride but an overall good driving experience. The car’s engine delivers more than enough power and sounds great.

The 2.5-litre motor is fun to drive but drivers will pay for the thrill. The car’s insurance premiums run high and the car doesn’t get good fuel economy, especially when being driven hard. For many it will be worth the extra and will pay for itself in terms of the level of fun to be had.

Practicality

The Focus will not be too expensive to run; the two major expenditures will come in the form of insurance, especially for the younger drivers, and fuel costs. The car should be fairly affordable to service and maintain.

The Focus provides additional boot and cabin space from that of its predecessor. Front space is pretty good and front seat passengers have plenty of room. Rear passengers have slightly less room, but it’s still adequate. The boot is a good size but has a high load lip that could prose problems for some.

The car’s interior is fairly basic. Controls are big enough and simple enough to understand and operate and the knobs are large enough to grab and manipulate without difficulty.

Access to the car’s cabin is good. Front seat passengers have a lot of space and should be completely comfortable. Rear passengers don’t have it as good. The Focus provides easy access to the rear but rear riding passengers don’t have as much room.

 

The Focus is an easy car to park. It has light steering and over-all good visibility. The car’s side mirrors are able to clarify any judgment call or question concerning where the car’s extremities end.

Life Style

The Ford Focus appeals to drivers on a performance level. The exterior is very stylish and appealing on its own accord, but the car’s real charm lies in its performance abilities. The engine is fast and fun

Ford has made the Focus more family friendly by offering it in either three-door versions or five-door versions. The five door version makes a great family car. There’s more than adequate room to accommodate a family and the boot is large enough to accommodate family related items. Strollers limit storage space for shopping and other items.

The Ford Focus is probably not a logical first car. It drives and runs well with low running costs and it is very dependable, but it is more power than a new driver needs. A novice driver could have difficulty managing the car’s power. Insurance rates would be high for younger and newly licensed drivers.

The Ford Focus is a fast car. Its good looks and mechanical abilities have done a lot to give it credibility and to boost Ford’s overall image. The Focus is quality built and its character and reputation will go a long way with buyers.

Security and Safety

The Ford Focus attracts a lot of attention. Buyers will be glad to know that the Focus comes equipped with an engine immobilizer and a security alarm. Additional security measures couldn’t hurt given the desirability of fast Fords of the past.

The cabin comes equipped with the usual safety features including airbags and ABS. Other features are also available as cost options.

The Finishing Touches

The car comes with a standard fit stereo and CD player. The stereo is easy to use and functions well. Sound quality is also good. The basic controls have been duplicated on the steering wheel for the driver’s convenience.

The Ford Focus looks great in orange, but other bold colors also do the car’s sporty exterior justice. White is also very appealing on the Focus’s exterior. The interior color can be selected from a variety of colors giving the car extra personality and adding to the car’s racy good looks.

Summary

The Focus is an attractive racy looking car. It drives well and goes fast. It has a broad spectrum of practical capabilities and will appeal to a wide range of buyers. Many would have bought it based on looks alone, but the fact that it can deliver performance wise is definitely an irresistible bonus.