When cruising, though, the Focus is steady. The exterior features a sportier design, while Ford described its interior as being simpler. The sedan and coupe models were accompanied by hatchback and wagon configurations following a redesign for the 2005 model year. Also included in the redesign was a support beam behind the dashboard for extra structural rigidity. But it lacks personality and isn't ever particularly engaging. They just really care about their customers. Once among our top-rated small cars, this version rated only midpack.
It was immediately on the pace, setting many fastest stage times, but an illegal water pump meant that the two cars were excluded from that event. Based on this data and further analysis, we predict reliability for the latest year. A compact, efficient vehicle, the Focus has appealed to a wide demographic of buyers ranging from eco-conscious young professionals to families and travelling business professionals. These charts provide the most comprehensive reliability information available to consumers. The Focus was designed under the leadership of Richard Parry-Jones with design language oversight from Jack Telnack and Claude Lobo. The overhead light is directly over the dashboard and leaves the backseat pretty much in total darkness. The front and rear are radically restyled, and around back you can really appreciate what the design team has done.
Ford has simplified the Focus range and now offers only a traditional sedan and two-door coupe; gone are the hatchback and wagon. The company also emphasized technology featured in the new model, including the Sync 3 infotainment system, FordPass Connect, and the CoPilot360 driver assistance suite. But our analysis shows new gadgetry has done little to change critics' opinion that Ford could do better with the Focus. Safety The Ford Focus comes with six airbags, including standard side-impact and side curtain airbags. An X indicates that the vehicle was not manufactured for a specific year.
I do liked this car a lot, and recommend. This new generation of Focus incorporates a redesigned cabin with new materials and new entertainment technologies. Archived from on February 12, 2009. He asks: What are some automotive fallacies you agree or disagree with? Arena Motorsport entered two Ford Focus Mk3s in the season for and. 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. 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, Bluetooth hands-free phones and voice control for audio, telephone, and climate control systems. Automotive News, December 18, 2017. In profile, though, there is less to like, especially on the new coupe. Production was ultimately consolidated at the Wayne Assembly plant in 2006. Fuel economy improved, but it was still not great for the class.
Ford was said not to concern about losing money on the Focus so the company could sell gas guzzlers for big profits. Production of the first generation began in 1999 for the model year 2000, and lasted until the second generation debuted at the 2007 North American Auto Show. I've only had it in for one repair, other than brakes, tires etc. Two adults can inhabit the rear, thanks to the sculpted front seatbacks, but climbing back there is a gymnastic feat, because the front seats don't automatically slide forward and there's a hanging seatbelt you'll have to battle your way past. Curiously, anti-lock brakes are still optional. .
Although the line is going to be discontinued after 2011, the Focus was a trailblazer for Ford as the company attempted to counterpunch European and Japanese manufacturers putting out cost-effective, compact cars. One of the only negatives inside was the gauges, which featured a strange color scheme and small numerals. As in the previous generation, the model is available with sedan, hatchback and estate bodystyles. 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. Extra weight is given to the more serious areas such as major engine or transmission problems.
Many industry insiders view cars like the Focus as 'compliance cars' because of their role in helping to bring up the to meet current fuel-economy standards. To torture a sports analogy, it's less a touchdown than a badly needed first down. I wish they still made this model an updated version would be O. Service tech has not found the source. I wish I never sold it. Additionally, regarding visibility from the Ford Focus 2008, MyRide.
The Focus Mk 2 is larger and considerably heavier than its predecessor: it has a 25 mm 0. Not sold on the Ford Focus? Its been replaced 3 times, but light still comes on with the same error code. The results are presented relative to the average model that year. An X indicates that the vehicle was not manufactured for a specific year. Frontal impact scores rated a top score of Good, but neither side- nor rear-impact tests have been done. Although still recognisable as a Focus, the new car uses styling features from the abandoned B-Proposal for the original Focus which never reached production. One could argue that this major update was too long in coming.