Ford Focus 2009 review

The Ford Focus is one of those small cars that's fun to drive even though it doesn't have a high-horsepower engine. It gets good gas mileage, it has comfortable seats and its interior lighting looks great. So why can I only give it a partial thumbs-up? Despite the Focus' positive traits, a number of issues drag down my overall opinion of this car.

The Focus is offered in sedan and coupe body styles, and my test car was a Focus SES coupe. The starting price of this model is $17,865 but with options the as-tested price came to $20,615. To see a side-by-side comparison of the 2008 and 2009 Focus, click here.

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Battery - testing and charging
Note: Refer to the precautions at the end of Section 1 before proceeding. Standard and low maintenance battery - testing 1 If the car covers a small annual mileage it is worthwhile checking the s ...

Warning triangle
Space is provided in the under floor storage compartment. See Rear under floor storage. ...

Using the parking aid - Vehicles With: Rear Parking Aid
WARNING: The parking aid does not relieve you of your responsibility to drive with due care and attention. The parking aid is automatically activated when you select reverse gear with the igni ...