The overall look is more of an evolution from the previous model than an all new setup. It was offered in four-door sedan and five-door hatch body styles. The changes include a large mesh lower grille, a gray two-bar grille and headlamps with black accents. For the sedan with automatic transmission, Cars. Silver trim now adorns the radio and aircon controls, along with the gauge cluster. FuelTypeFilter selectedFuelTypeList, null ; fuelTypeFilter.
You can drive on twisting roads without slowing down. To confirm our suspicions we would suggest Daryl takes it on an extended highway run and check the fuel consumption under those driving conditions. In fact, all panels bar the roof have been tweaked, but, despite the sheetmetal differences, the 2009 Focus is only a modest visual update. Drives very good in the snow,we get a lot here,handling is excellent and has everything she needs. Both were quite roomy for their external dimensions and offered the traditional security of a sedan or the modern practicality of a hatch depending on your preference. A pity it has the automatic tranny.
All versions of the 2009 Ford Focus feature a 2. But today, the platform feels a bit less refined than the newer competition. FuelTypeFilter selectedFuelTypeList, null ; fuelTypeFilter. Great car with no issues except low speed engine vibration. Please, I'm begging you, just drive one before you hit the Honda store, or after. So, bottom line, a very satisfying car for everyday driving, good ride, quiet, nimble around town, competent on the road, frugel on gas.
Major competitors to the Focus include the , , , , , , , , , , and. From the moment I got in the car I was completely surprised. DoorsFilter selectedDoorsList, null ; doorsFilter. Its stock Kumho's keep the car glued to the road outstandingly for the level of performance that it has. Engines aside though, the Focus is still an honest and capable contender in the crowded small hatchback segment.
TransmissionFilter selectedTransmissionList, transmissionTemplate ; } listingsSearchManager. The two-litre direct-injection turbodiesel produces a noise that suggests diesel but its not as intrusive as some diesel passenger cars, with good insulation from vibration as well. The European Focus was a good driving car with great handling and should have received more attention from the market than it did. A pity it has the automatic tranny. There was also a choice of manual and automatic transmissions. Rear door storage is narrow, and there's no cupholders for rear occupants. I'm on my third month so far and still have the Focus.
Along with many other Ford cars, the Focus was shelved in 2018 for more crossovers, although a tall-riding Focus will remain part of the Blue Oval's lineup beyond 2018. Being five years or so old, and likely to have done between 80,000 and 130,000 km, you would expect that the car isn't operating as its absolute peak and be in need of a tune-up. At the same time they also published figures for urban city driving and highway driving, those being 9. Steering is syrupy in feel and feedback at times, but generally light and sharp. The result is an improvement, but it's still not eye-catching—at least, not in a good way.
However, that doesn't mean the Ford Focus is a safety slouch. It has great pickup, good gas mileage, love the controls on steering, and with the sport suspension takes turns like you wouldn't believe. The European Focus was a good driving car with great handling and should have received more attention from the market than it did. It was offered in four-door sedan and five-door hatch body styles. Great car with no issues except low speed engine vibration. But the purposeful avant-garde exterior, superb interior design, and fit-and-finish are decidedly European.
It's rather average for a new car but I'm trying to see if I can do better! I love that this car has Microsoft Syn. And that Powershift transmission is a real gem. The cavernous glovebox from the previous model was retained. Order the sporty package if you want even better handling, but the standard suspension is fine for most people. As an added bonus, the cars came fitted with two very different transmissions. The thick c-pillars and steeply angled design of rear windshield make parallel parking and long backing a challenge.
While most agree that it's no slouch, TheCarConnection. Although completely redesigning the Focus for 2008, Ford has reconsidered the appearance of the coupe, which debuts this year with yet another new look. At the same time they also published figures for urban city driving and highway driving, those being 9. I did a lot of research before buying this beauty and I have not regretted it for a minute. This prompted me to check the tach, and the past-6,000rpm redline immediately dispelled my notions of this car being an oil burner.