I could tell by the way it sounded. However, I noticed that the Focus was missing five of its sixteen lug nuts. But road noise is quite loud on course chip roads, which the Focus is also known for. Model year 2007 Year of manufacture 2007 First year of ownership 2007 Most recent year of ownership 2008 Engine and transmission 2. This is my experience with the 2011 model. I drove this car while I was shopping around for another.
The downward sloping bonnet provides a commanding view and everything is well within reach, except the handbrake which is annoyingly positioned. It is an amazing first car for a learner driver. I've looked after it well and almost four years later it still looks new and modern. The design is sleek and modern, the shifting between gears is smooth and it is a really quiet car with multiple benefits. Don't Know Review Date: 19th March, 2009 Faults: Developed an annoying buzz in the headliner near the windshield above the driver's seat. It looks and drives like a European car, feels and sounds Japanese. Down from 7999 to 6500 now.
He wouldn't elaborate, but he did mention that some people like the Alpha Romeo and Mazda-style circles, and some people like square old fashioned ones like Saab's. I can relate to the reason that they are so cheap. I wasn't the only car nut in the office to be impressed. Please reference the following incident number so we may assist you with this error. Not to mention that lame letter you send out informing that you are aware of the problem and will give you an extra year warranty on the gearbox. Developed a metallic vibration near the right rear speaker. And they kind of look like mouths, like there's these four art deco mouths stuck to the dash and with above average dash plastics molded quite nicely around them they look almost organic and I think they work in a strange way.
I have had some problems with the car i. There has been 12 deaths that were reported, and 160 complaints on the internet. I find the controls, handling to be very good, and it is always a pleasure to drive. The visibility was a good virtue. So basically the car started making noises when shifting gears.
We have had the transmission warning light come up multiple times which puts the care into limp mode and when ford plugs their computer in it says there is no fault. The more I drove it, the more impressed I became. Without leather it's not the most prestigious looking interior, but this is easy to forget about it when you're hacking along a sweeping corner, as even the cloth Recaro sports seats provide good lateral support. At the front the car features a deeper front apron with a gaping front air dam through which the engine's front-mounted intercooler is sometimes visible. The responsive steering has a very direct feel - feedback is decent too - and this ensures that the car doesn't push its nose wide and understeer too much, and you can just keep dialing in the steering lock on the nicely chunky mid sized wheel and the car diligently responds nine times out of 10. At the same token, this hot hatch is just as happy putting along at low revs when you're stuck in traffic or cruising down the highway. The gearbox is also a very nice piece of work, a 6-speed model made by Getrag and codenamed the M66.
General disclaimer: All third party trademarks, images and copyrights on this page are used for the purpose of comparative advertising, criticism or review. It brings me great fuel economy through town and on the highway and it is super easy to park. They were sculpted well and made of a very durable cloth, however, that comes at a steep price. Yet, in all other negative reviews, I see a whole load of comments attacking the reviewer. Hitting corners in this car was almost effortless: smooth and flat was the order of the day going through corner after corner with the accelerator nailed to the cushy floor mats.
Had I read the reviews on the issues with this model car, I wouldn't of walked away but instead, Run the other way!. It went through brake pads every 25,000 miles, but other than that, I had no problems with it. It has a 5 year 100,000km warranty instead of the usual 3 years, Ford were giving away an extra 2 years for free when I bought it. Rear seating is comfortable for 2 people and 1 kid in the middle and boot space is enough for 2 people to go away for a week with appropriate luggage. Handbrake cable wore out after 10k. Since I have not driven a newer Focus, I don't really know how they compare with the 2001, but based on our experience, I'd certainly be open to looking at another one.
My hat goes off the German boffins at Ford Europe; this vehicle is the epitome of user-friendliness, and plenty quick to boot. It's got more cubes on its side 2. Thought it was a great all rounder, Handles very well and is a pleasure to drive. The Ford Focus is a really fuel efficient car that has the best of both worlds. But it's clear that Ford has cut some corners to get the cost down.
You will continue to receive communications from us unless you tell us that you do not want to receive any advertising or promotional information in the future by unsubscribing from these communications. I haven't had any mechanical issue with the car and have always had it regularly serviced. The console lid is only wide enough for one arm and is higher than the door armrest. I feel that the steering wheel could be a little bit smaller for such a sporty vehicle, but it feels good nevertheless. Intriguingly, the butch-looking Focus is powered by a 2.
Model year 2007 Year of manufacture 2006 First year of ownership 2006 Most recent year of ownership 2008 Engine and transmission 2. General Comments: Overall my Focus experience was satisfactory. I must say, because I bought it new, it did not cost me a penny but it's not a great experience anyway. It was clear that there was a four-cylinder engine in this car. You should not rely on the Estimated Range without independently assessing the vehicle. This car feels and drives like a six with 132kw on tap and good torque.