The same guide recommends replacing a timing belt camshaft belt in the 2. Transmission, and Engine worked nicely together. However, the Focus is not on par with the new Chevrolet Cobalt or Japanese rivals, such as the Honda Civic, or Toyota Corolla. Chrome Data makes no guarantee or warranty, either expressed or implied, including without limitation any warranty of merchantability or fitness for particular purpose, with respect to the data presented here. Competitors include the Chevrolet Cobalt, Honda Civic and Toyota Corolla. Handling is tight and stable. The company will show off ten Ford products, one Lotus, and one Aston Martin.
The power is transmitted by a 5 speed Manual gearbox with Front wheel drive. Plenty of cargo room, even when you don't fold down the split rear seats. Car is not even 3 months old and I have put 10,000 miles on it. The ride is comfortable too, although you will hear some road noise. Otherwise the Focus is a great car. This car is a great value, but, a completely redesigned 2012 version is already available, and it looks to be even more superior, than its predecessor!!! A much better Mazda-sourced 2. Both models have high safety scores.
First introduced in 2000, the compact and fun-to-drive Ford Focus came in wagon, sedan and hatchback form. Audio system readouts are consolidated in a dash-top display. There is more technology in this car than we know what to do with and we are still learning about some of the more advanced features but we feel like we really moved into the 21st century with this car. A lot has changed since the first Focus was launched, not least with the quality and comfort of small cars. Estimated Fuel Consumption Actual fuel consumption for vehicles is specified in 'Factory data' table. New for 2011 The Focus coupe has been discontinued for 2011. On the American side of the battle, the Chevrolet Cruze once again vastly outpaced… The Chevrolet Cruze had a great five-month run as the king of the compact car castle.
Both engines have a that needs to be replaced at 120K or earlier. Look the 2011 is not very sporty or may have great exterior looks but it's saving me money. Problems: A faulty ignition switch lock cylinder tumbler causing the key not to turn in the ignition was very common in earlier models. Performance is good, though, similar, to the competition. Maintenance: The 2004 Ford Focus Scheduled Maintenance Guide recommends changing engine oil and rotate tires every 5,000 miles.
Five-speed manual and four-speed automatic transmissions are available. Mileage is more like a minivan than a small sedan. Instead Ford has taken the strengths that made the Focus a success and built on them. Many much larger, much more powerful cars achieve better highway fuel economy. A conservative look with refined handling and plenty of cool features make the 2011 Ford Focus an appealing choice for drivers seeking a value-oriented American compact. I really Love my Ford Focus.
Consumer reports rates the 2005-2006 and 2008-2011 Focus 'above average' for reliability, which makes a used Ford Focus the most reliable choice among domestic brands. Competitors include the Chevrolet Cobalt, Honda Civic and Toyota Corolla. November saw the Honda Civic wrestle the number-one spot away from the rival Toyota Corolla. All loan figures are based upon non-commercial usage and are subject to credit approval from an independent lending source. This is very appealing to me as gas prices will rise again. I am getting 30mpg city and 40mpg highway. Audio system readouts are consolidated in a dash-top display.
The gauges and buttons have blue backlighting. Consumption in city is 4. I blame the 4 speed automatic for that and suspect I might have done better with the 5 speed manual. The 2011 Ford Focus borrows design cues from the more first-generation Edge and Fusion designs, displaying crisply-chiseled character lines and a chrome bar grille that help align it more closely with other Ford vehicles. So when a new Focus comes along, it's - not unsurprisingly - a big deal. Great on gas, but realistically I get more like 28 in the city and 30 on the highway.
Other Cars to Consider Available as a sedan, coupe and hatchback, the offers car shoppers more versatility than the 2011 Ford Focus with similarly high safety scores. Automobile weight is 1357 kg with 438 liters trunk loading capacity. So while this Focus may not as exciting to drive as the original, it still excels in nearly every other department. The 2017 Ford Focuses in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 70 kilometers per hour about 80 percent of the kilometers driven. Even the Focus S boasts a respectable basic roster of features, including high-efficiency air conditioning, a tilt steering column, dual 12-volt powerpoints and front, front-side and side-curtain airbags.
I'm in the car over 2 hours a day and it's extremely comfortable. Hitting over 30mpg and occasionaly above 35. But on the highway, with the engine spinning well over 3,000 rpm, fuel economy also struggles to crack 30. I don't think you can find a better value from the top imports in this class Honda, Toyota, or Mazda. Car feels solid and rides very quiet and smooth for a little car, but handling is more european. With 252 horsepower and 270 foot-pounds of torque, the limiting factor at low speeds is the ability of the front tires to transfer this power and torque to the pavement. The engine has a Euro 4, 5L standard.
Photo: Ford The 2008-2011 Focus is more fuel-efficient. Watch out for rust spots. It has very low mileage. Reliability varied through the years, early models were troublesome. In Federal form, the engine makes 140 horsepower whether it's paired with the standard five-speed manual transmission or optional four-speed automatic.