Other sportier models came later, but we'll stick to the mainstream models this time round. The major benefit of the Sync system is that it will make things that are so distracting to drivers — making calls and fooling around with the stereo — less of a distraction. Regular oil changes are key to longevity on modern engines with their tiny oil galleries. This review also compares the 2008 Ford Focus with other vehicles in its class to give you the best advice even when other reviews present conflicting opinions. New technologies include a KeyFree system, a solar-reflect windshield, adaptive front lighting, hands-free phones and voice control for audio, telephone and climate control systems. The ride is firm without too much harshness, and handling was good as far as we could tell on the moderately curvy wet roads. Interior I like what Ford has done with limited resources inside.
That means pads and discs are replaced more regularly. It propels the Focus to 60 mph in 8. Ian Smith has two Focuses, and auto hatch and a manual sedan. Overall, he says the Focus is a well-built, solid, economical and great handling car. I've got almost 113,000 miles on this car. In fact size was just about all you surrendered in the move.
One, Ian Smith, reports he averages 6. It is available as a five-door hatchback or four-door saloon. The front and rear are radically restyled, and around back you can really appreciate what the design team has done. On the upside this new generation of compact cars came with all of the features once reserved for full-sized models, they were refined, safe, and didn't break the bank when you pulled up at the pump. Sales began in the United Kingdom in February 2008. All models share a more refined 2.
Facelift Ford Focus 3-door Ford unveiled a facelifted Mk2 Ford Focus at the in September 2007. Almost every aspect is improved, and the striking, winged dashboard draws the eyes immediately. A larger K16 now delivers up to 20. 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. Some press outlets had expected such changes in line with the rest of the range. Compacts from Mazda and Toyota also add to a competitive landscape that is quite daunting.
They also mention that the subwoofer that comes with the optional audio system infringes on the cargo room. To better shed some light on the question, poster NeBurg964 states his examples of some fallacies: - Toyotas are bulletproof - Domestics aren't reliableHe…. Finally the range was topped with the sporty Zetec hatch and the prestige Ghia sedan. Being a European car you can expect to be servicing the brakes more often than you're used to with cars from other parts of the world. The arrival of European-sourced models like the Focus not only added some attractive new cars to the mix; they put the pressure on the Japanese, and Koreans, to lift their game as well. The rear seats fold flat to expand the cargo area, but not much will be able to make its way through the narrow opening they leave.
Archived from on March 2, 2010. The stylish look can be done in one of two metallic colors, with a stack of knobs and buttons to control the stereo and climate settings. Gas mileage is very good considering it not a hybrid. Some product and company names mentioned on this site may be trademarks of their respective owners. Bringing a two-door coupe to market is even stranger, seeing as fewer buyers opt for them due to higher insurance rates and less interior room.
These changes have resulted in a partial zero emissions certification in a number of states, which shaves 8 hp off the total. For every-occasion fun and serious speed, here are our favourite performance bargains that. In 2008 Ford, in conjunction with , unveiled a power upgrade kit which raises the power output to 260 bhp 190 kW. Its rollover rating is four stars. Sales of the coupe model have been only a small fraction of the previous 3-door hatchback, despite rising sales of the Focus saloon and in general.
It later made history at the when used the car to become youngest-ever driver to win a world rally. Our readers generally agree that the Focus is economical. This was as its lead at the top of the British car sales charts was cut, by the in the previous years. Those problems that are reported are of an individual nature rather than widespread. At first blush, it's clear that the Ford design team hit the old Focus with a Fusion stick. The handling was always a positive with the Focus and the new model didn't disappoint, although it appeared to be more tuned to the needs of a family than before.
Ford has simplified the Focus range and now offers only a traditional sedan and two-door coupe; gone are the hatchback and wagon. The X Road was only available in The Netherlands with 1. Quoted kerb weight is 1257 kg. The Mk 2 Focus is now available alongside base versions of the Mk I model in some other markets worldwide such as , , , and. Originally named the Vignale by designer , it was previewed at the 2005. Make the usual checks for evidence of crash repairs, particularly any that have been poorly done.