Driving Impressions

The European heritage of the Focus reveals itself mainly in the car's crisp cornering ability and its roomy, upright, ergonomically oriented interior. Hatchback models look sharper than the sedans.

The manual-shift ZX3 is frisky. It accelerates eagerly from a standstill and is quite spirited for passing and merging. Focus hatchbacks are highly maneuverable and fun to drive. Smooth clutch action and a gearbox that works fairly easily contribute to driving enjoyment.

Ride comfort is firm but above par, and the suspension deals competently with urban bumps. Despite thick pillars, the long side glass helps visibility in the hatchback. Front-seat headroom is huge.

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    Hazard warning flashers
    For item location: See Quick start. ...

    Direction indicators
    Direction indicators Note: Tap the lever up or down to make the direction indicators flash only three times. ...

    Diagram 2a. Exterior lighting - signal warning lamps. Models from 1990 onwards
    Diagram 2a. Exterior lighting - signal warning lamps. Models from 1990 onwards ...