The Verdict

The Focus is one of the better-selling compact cars, and it's easy to see why car shoppers like it. It's an adept commuter car that gets good gas mileage but is still willing to have a little fun in the corners if you want. The cabin is comfortable for both the driver and passengers and has an eye-catching design. If you can overlook the flaws I've mentioned, maybe you'll be able to give it a full thumbs-up.

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    Front direction indicator side repeater lamp - removal and refitting
    1 Disconnect the battery negative lead. Models up to 1987 2 To improve access, turn the steering onto full lock. 3 Remove the relevant wheel arch liner. 4 Working under the wheel arch, depress th ...

    Cigar lighter
    CAUTIONS: If you use the socket when the engine is not running, the battery may discharge. Do not hold the cigar lighter element pressed in. Note: You can use the socket to power 12 volt applia ...

    Exhaust system - inspection, removal and refitting
    1 Refer to Chapter 4 Part A, Section 27. 2 On all models except 2.0 litre SOHC, flanged joints incorporating gaskets may be used to join exhaust sections on certain models. Where applicable, renew ...