2007 Ford Focus
There are 16 user reviews for the Sedan ST trim shown below
- Good fuel economy, lots of room, smooth running. Looks great
I love my focus. It is a good car. Affordable car that gets really good gas mileage. Easy riding....
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- Affordable with options
I own an ST and I love it. It is so much fun to drive around. Its snappy and perfect kid car. It gets decent gas mileage and comes with options.
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- great fuel economy, very sporty handling, super cheap to insure and no mechanical issues to date.
- not a great car to "make the scene in". '04 body style was much better looking than '07
For a economy car, this thing sure has zip! What other car has this high level of handlind at this low price? The ride in MY car is very smooth and very quiet. The audio system from the factory has 500 watts and a trunk mouted subwoofer. Great sound! I have test driven the Mazda3s also, and found very little difference between these two cars as far as ride, handling and overall performance. OK, it may not have the greatest interior or dashboard, but drive a Focus ST and compare it to a Honda Civic or other economy cars, and you will notice how beautifully the Focus performs in comparison. The Focus is a solid car. It is also a safe car....read morehide
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- the best
- the best
the bet car you cu get at the dealer.but is fast running on the road too.sooo if want to be racing bye this car.
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- Good leg room for a guy 6+feet, good auto bahn car
- could be a little faster, no automatic
Great looks with the S.A. pkg II, awsome sounding stock exhaust, they should put this engine in a ZX3
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- Inexpensive, 2.3L engine has lots of pep, roomy, comfortable, handles very well, soaks up bumps.
- Design is 8 years old, fuel economy, styling, resale, manual only, cheap materials, fit and finish.
To give some background on myself; I'm a car enthusiast and knowlege junky who agonizes over the smallest choice, so you can imagine the pain at picking a car.
My other car is a '96 Impala SS which has been modified for a bit more power and much better handling. I'm a big fan of rear wheel drive.
The car the Focus replaced was a 2000 Miata LS, and I loved that car, but I'm 6' and I make 6+ hour trips. The Miata was agony after 4 hours or so. I value handling very much.
The Focus ST has the same shocks and sway bars as the defunct SVT Focus. It handles very well for a front wheel drive car. As with most front-heavy front wheel drive cars, it will understeer when forced to turn tightly, but at speed it is very well balanced. Even at low speeds, trail-braking can induce a 4-wheel-drift, so it is pretty well balanced there too, but you have to know how to drive it.
Steering is light and responsive, with good feel and feedback. Steering feels a bit slow in parking lots and at slow speed, and feels a bit quick at high speeds. You have to practice a gentle touch above 50 or so, and especially above 80. The wheel is thick and leather wrapped with distinctive red stiching and very comfortable. The shifter has the same leather with red stictching, and also fills the hand nicely. The top inlay, either metal or metal-looking plastic, gets very hot in the sun though.
Acceleration from a dead stop is a bit sluggish if you don't abuse the tires and/or clutch, but once the RPM is above 1500 or so, it responds quite well, and above 3000, it pulls hard up to the 6750 RPM rev-limiter. There is no redline on the tach, only a warning in the manual that operating the engine in the upper range of the tach continously may cause damage. The engine holds onto revs between shifts, so quick smooth shifts are difficult unless you feather the clutch, which I don't like to do, as it increases wear. I prefer to rev-match for smooth shifts, but you have to wait a few seconds for the RPMs to fall for that.
The transmission has relatively slick throws, with little effort to shift required. The clutch is light and even, though the engagement area is near the top 1/4 of travel. I prefer it to be near the midpoint, but that's just personal preference. SImply put, it is a joy to shift this transmission, but thanks to the wide spread of torque, you don't HAVE too shift much to get good performance out of the car.
The fit and finish is poor and the materials used in the interior are hard, though not too cheap looking. The seats are comfortable and supportive. The seating position is much higher than in most cars, almost truck-like. Vision is good in all quadrants.
The audio system is just average. I do not have the Audiophile system. A/C is powerful, but takes a while to cool the car down. Full throttle turns the compressor off for more power, so you have to ease off if you don't want to be hot.
If you are looking for a cheap car with enough power and handling to easily slice and dice your way through traffic, this is the one. It has plenty of faults, but the overall driving experience is very good. It is a very "fun to drive" car.
The interior is very roomy and the driver's seat has a height adjustment. Suprising in a car of this level, the steering wheel tilts and telescopes, so you can change your position plenty for long drives...read morehide
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