2008 Ford Focus Front

Studio shot of the 2008 Ford Focus



  • Gothic Toad 8y

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  • espressobsessed 8y

    As a 2000 Focus zx3 owner, I must say, I am hugely disappointed by the new design. I've wanted to upgrade to a new focus for the last few years, but none of the updates have been significantly different to make it worthwhile.

    I do love the interior upgrades, from the features and quality materials used... but on the outside, the car looks smaller, without actually being significantly larger. Not only this, Ford has axed the hatchback from the North American lineup. So, currently Ford has absolutely no vehicles that meet my lifestyle needs (ie cargo space and style!).

    In fact, I find very few automakers offer this combination of better than average performance, sleek exterior styling and cargo. Nissan has the versa - nice cargo space, but underpowered and small drivers quarters. Ditto the Honda Fit. When I first saw the zx3 on the lot, I knew there and then I needed one. It would seem the current gen Focus looks more like a Kia, than the first gen Focus, which seemed targeted at the VW Golf.

    Why Europe is getting the premium Focuses while North America is getting cosmetically redesigned Focuses on new platform (with minor engine mods), I am not sure. From a styling point of view - the new gen (as well as the 2007 model year) Focus in Britain almost a perfect fit. It would seem my Focus upgrade will come in the form of a used SVT Focus or in a few years, a used Volvo C30 (which I look at as a premium Focus with 10k markup in price!).

    Shame, because until this last model, I was a Ford fan my entire life.
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