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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    Cold weather precautions
    The functional operation of some components and systems can be affected at temperatures below -30°C (-22°F). ...

    Adjusting the windscreen washer jets
    1. Open the bonnet. See Opening and closing the bonnet. 2. Using a suitable implement adjust the jets. 3. Close the bonnet and check the operation of the jets. See Opening and closing the bonn ...

    Expansion tank and coolant level sensor - removal and refitting
    Removal 1 With the engine cold, slowly unscrew the expansion tank cap to release any remaining pressure from the cooling system. Remove the cap. 2 Place a suitable container beneath the expansio ...