I would never buy another Focus. The mileage is about 2/3 of that it
was "supposed" to be. The Taurus I just used gets better mileage. The
Focus is so light that passing traffic will make it sway. When a
passenger moves, the car rocks. When I got my most recent insurance
bill I learned that my premium was being jacked up because of safety
factors (worse than anticipated by NHTSI).
Other factors involving service by the selling dealer are involved. The
Ford motor company itself does everything possible to protect itself
from responsibiity for low quality of the constituent parts of the car.
Blame it all on the driver is the word of the day.
But then so do all manufacturers and dealers - they are all alike.