2009 Ford FocusTy the Focus Car Guy - Wichita, KS04/26/2011
I have really enjoyed my 2009 Ford Focus SE, even though I've only had it about a month. I bought this car in March of 2011 with 32,000 miles. The car runs very smooth and is comfortable for a compact car, with little road noise. I went from a Dodge Ram Quad Cab Pickup to this smaller compact car. It took a bit of getting used to, but I love it.
I took a mini vacation this last weekend and managed to get 432.5 miles on one tank of gas, which in this economy and with gas prices the way they are made me happy (equals a little more than 33 mpg). The car has a 13 gallon tank so it doesn't hit the pocket book so hard at the pump either. I have had very good luck with obtaining around 31-32 mpg during my normal driving around town and I don't do too much highway driving and do not have a lead foot either.
It was a little weird getting used to having the gas tank on the passenger side but that will just take time to get used to. Also it doesn't have a dome light in the center of the car so at night it is difficult to see in the back seat when getting my son out, but those things are minor. I have really enjoyed this car and look forward to many more years with my new to me car.
Great car, limited issues
2009 Ford FocusFocus Enthusiast - Columbus, OH08/14/2012
Since purchasing my focus I have had to have one part replaced, but did not have to pay for it since the car was still under the Carmax 30 day warranty. I have not experienced any other issues. For the price it is a great car that has wonderful gas mileage (I average nearly 35 mpg highway!). It looks nice (mine is dark gray) and also rides very smoothly and comfortably. Also, the headlights are very bright and the stereo system is very loud and clear. I definitely recommend this car if you're looking for an affordable, fuel efficient car.
Great starter/commuter car.
2009 Ford FocusNolen Purvis - Loma Linda, CA09/28/2016
As the title states, the car is great for a first time owner, or if you just need a daily driver, regardless of distance. In fact, I appreciate this car so much that I am going to purchase my 2nd one this weekend as the first was in a bad accident. Overall averages including short trips to grocery store, I was getting about 38mpg in a manual transmission. The gear box is tough enough, and the parts are cheap. If you buy this car around 60k miles, be prepared to replace the struts, and maybe tires. These went out within 9k miles. To those saying the car's interior lights don't come on when opening a door, this is actually false. The dimmer switch by your headlight switch needs to be maxed out. One con would be power with a fully loaded car.
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