A Look the Kids Will Love?

The Focus coupe received a number of styling changes for 2009 that Ford says were designed to attract "Millennial" buyers — people born between 1980 and 1995, using Ford's definition. The changes include a large mesh lower grille, a gray two-bar grille and headlamps with black accents. If you choose an SES trim level like the one we tested, you also get a spoiler above the rear window and 17-inch aluminum wheels with a silver-gray finish Ford calls "dark chrome."

The changes definitely distinguish the coupe from the sedan's more traditional styling, but I'm not convinced they make the car any more attractive to younger buyers. The changes may actually be less appealing to some who'd rather do the customizing themselves.

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