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  Ford Focus Forums, News, Articles, Message Board Discussions
For the new 2008 Focus, Ford’s design team drew inspiration from the highly successful Fusion, borrowing that car’s prominent chrome-bar grille design, flared wheel arches and sweeping, crisp lines to create a small car that stands out with a sporty stance.
On all models, the “Focus” name is brightly spelled out in bold italic letters on the decklid, scuff plates and instrument panel.
The 2008 Ford Focus is one of the first Ford Motor Company vehicles to feature Sync, a cutting-edge way to use cell phones and media players inside a vehicle.
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  Ford Focus Overview - Edmunds.com
Introduced for the 2000 model year, the Ford Focus was designed to be a "world car," meaning that it has been sold around the world in the same basic form as the car sold in the United States.
The main downside to a Ford Focus purchase from the new-car buyer standpoint is that the car is getting rather aged in terms of features and refinement when compared to newer competition in this price range.
Focus models sold from 2000-'03 came with either an anemic SOHC, 2.0-liter inline four-cylinder engine rated for 110 horsepower or a preferable DOHC 2.0-liter engine called the Zetec that was good for 130 hp.
www.edmunds.com /ford/focus/review.html   (760 words)

  Aarow's Ford Focus
Focus comes as a 2-door hatchback in sporty ZX3 trim, a 4-door sedan in LX, SE, and top ZTS form, and as a 4-door SE wagon.
Ford's AdvanceTrac antiskid system, which is designed to counter skids in turns, is optional on the ZTS and ZX3, and comes with rear disc brakes in place of drums.
Focus is not as refined as the best in this class, but offers generous subcompact passenger and cargo room.
www.geocities.com /ford_focus_aarow   (1178 words)

 2000 Ford Focus - AutoWorld.Com
The all-new 2000 Ford Focus is designed to raise the standard of what a small car should be with new levels of roominess, comfort, driving dynamics and safety.
Focus is powered by a choice of two 2.0-liter engines and a choice of manual or an all-new electronically controlled automatic transmission.
Ford Focus had to be fun-to-drive with responsive powertrains, perfectly weighted and progressive controls, and precise steering, brakes, clutch and gearshift.
www.autoworld.com /news/Ford/2000Focus.htm   (1534 words)

 2002 Ford Focus ZX5 - Review
To the casual observer, the Ford Focus would seem to be little more than a big company’s entry into the small car segment.
Ford has done with the Focus something General Motors seems unwilling or unable to do with its small cars—build a reliable, fun, sporty, practical car offered in many different styles, all for a sticker price of under $20,000.
For 2002 the Ford Focus is available in no less than five configurations: 3-door hatchback, 4-door sedan, station wagon, a hot-rod SVT, and now a 5-door hatchback, or ZX5.
www.carxccessory.com /2002-ford-focus-review.html   (977 words)

 Test Drive Notes: Ford Focus 2001
Ford is the latest manufacturer to catch on to the idea that putting a high roof on a small car makes the interior feel much bigger.
The standard equipment in the Focus is pretty basic: ashtrays, carpeting, rear defroster, floor mats, reclining seats, trip odometer, and lots of other stuff we've come to expect in any car that wasn't manufactured in Yugoslavia.
The Focus is so nicely designed that, if it turns out to be reliable, it would be our pick for "small car to buy." It really was well thought out, and you get a lot for your money.
www.cartalk.com /content/testdrives/Reviews/ford-focus-2001.html   (1130 words)

The exciting new Focus ST is a significant evolution of Ford's ST brand, delivering an addictive combination of performance and affordability - something the blue oval has pioneered over the last 20 years - since the days of the Escort XR3 and RS Turbo.
The new Focus ST is the most powerful Focus road car developed to date and has proved its potential by lapping the infamous Nurbürgring a full 10sec faster than the original Focus RS, itself a modern performance icon.
Focus ST is available to order from 1st October in three specifications and in an exciting choice of colours including Performance Blue, Panther Black, Colorado Red, Sea Grey and an eye-catching Electric Orange.
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 Ford Focus Forums, News, Articles, Message Board Discussions
Our mission is to provide Ford Focus owners an information outlet, a means to communicate with other Ford Focus owners, ask questions, and chat among forums.
The 2008 Ford Focus is the third incarnation of the now outdated platform based off the C170 platform.
Focus Fanatics is a site dedicated to bringing you the latest in Ford Focus news, articles, gallery, and technical related discussion forums.
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 Ford Focus
Ford promotions talk about its stylishness and fun to drive, but fail to mention that it has had to recall the car, introduced to the public in the 2000 model year, no less than nine times:
Ford euphemistically refers to complaints about such defects as "quality issues," as when spokesman Todd Nissen told the Associated Press in April 2002: "There is no doubt that the Focus did early on have some quality issues, which we take seriously and are addressing."
Her Ford dealer told her "it was basically my problem," that "normal wear and tear is not covered under warranty" and it would cost her $500 to replace the brake pads and rotors.
www.safetyforum.com /fordfocus   (1280 words)

 2007 Ford Focus- Top Speed
The new Ford Focus Coupe-Cabriolet will be offered with a choice of three powertrains: two petrol engines, the 100 PS 1.6-litre Duratec and the 145 PS 2.0-litre Duratec, and the latest generation 136 PS 2.0-litre Duratorq TDCi diesel.
The Ford Focus is one of the most successful model ranges in Europe with more than four million units built, not including 370,000 Focus C-MAX models built since its launch in 2003.
The Focus, which enjoyed European sales of 442, 000 units in 2005, is produced at European assembly plants in Saarlouis in Germany, Valencia in Spain and St Petersburg in Russia.
www.topspeed.com /cars/ford/ford-focus-ar2665.html   (1186 words)

 Ford Motor Company: Cars, Trucks, SUVs, Hybrids, Parts - Ford
The most exciting Mazdas embody the "Always the Soul of a Sport Car" spirit.
Ford challenges drivers to swap their cars for a new Ford.
Ford Focus gets new technology and style for European drivers.
www.ford.com   (53 words)

 Ford Focus News - Topix
Thanks to a refreshed 2007 Ford Focus, Ford Motor Co.'s retail sales in China jumped to 93,206 cars and trucks in the first half of the year, a 25% increase compared to the same period in 2006, the company...
Toyota and Ford, two of the world's three largest auto makers, reported strong first-half sales in China's fast-growing market, where as relative newcomers they are competing to roll out new models to attract...
Ford Motor Co.'s efforts to stabilize its shrinking share of the U.S. market will get a boost from a 2008 model-year lineup that includes the revived Taurus sedan and updated crossovers, a top executive said...
www.topix.net /autos/ford-focus   (748 words)

 2001 Ford Focus ZX3 Road Test
Ford has high hopes for their latest compact, with world domination being high on their list.
Unlike other compacts that wore the Ford blue oval, the Focus is a highly refined, solid car with a roomy interior, "New Edge" styling and genuine European road manners.
To say that the Focus is also a "World Car" is an understatement because the Focus recently achieved bragging rights as the world's best-selling car with versions tailored to the requirements of individual countries around the world.
www.familycar.com /RoadTests/FordFocus   (1498 words)

 Ford Focus C-MAX - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Ford Focus C-MAX is a compact MPV designed by Ford for the European market and built since 2003.
It was the first to use the Ford C1 platform, also used by the Mk II Ford Focus, which was introduced a year later, and the compact MPV Premacy/Mazda5.
With the introduction of the new large MPVs S-MAX and Galaxy, the C-MAX is the smallest of the MPV lineup from Ford.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Ford_Focus_C-Max   (280 words)

 Ford Delivers Hydrogen Focus Fuel Cell Fleet - Motor Trend
Ford Motor Company has handed over the keys to five hybrid hydrogen Ford Focus Fuel Cell vehicles in Southeast Michigan this week as part of a five-city 30-car program to conduct real world testing of fuel cell technology.
Ford has been conducting fuel cell research for more than 10 years and believes fuel cell vehicles could be commercially viable by the middle of the next decade.
Ford is actively engaged in the development of four future alternatives to today's gasoline engines including, clean diesels, gasoline-electric hybrids, hydrogen internal combustion engines (H2ICE) and hydrogen fuel cell vehicles (FCV).
www.motortrend.com /features/auto_news/112_news051028_ford_focus/index.html   (519 words)

 2005 Ford Focus Review, Prices, Photos: New Car Test Drive
Ford is making a big deal of the revamping of its small car, the 2005 Focus.
The Focus is one of the many new or redesigned cars Ford introduces this year, its "year of the car." The Focus has been spruced up outside by a mild facelift, though it takes a sharp eye to distinguish the subtle changes.
Despite the makeover, the Ford Focus remains inexpensive, stylish, practical and fun.
www.nctd.com /review-intro.cfm?Vehicle=2005_Ford_Focus&ReviewID=1578   (558 words)

 The New Ford Focus Coupé-Cabriolet
In typical Ford style, the operation of the hard-top roof is simplicity itself.
The preview model is trimmed with an attractive two-tone interior, with the upper instrument panel coloured in the new, dark-elegant 'Iris' and contrasting to the trim and the luxurious leather seats in light 'Camel'.
The Focus has earned accolades as one of the best handling cars in its class, setting the standards by which C class cars are judged.
www.businessweek.com /autos/content/feb2006/bw20060228_210497.htm   (1205 words)

 Ford Focus Setting Recall Record   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Ford's attempt to focus on safety and reliability isn't getting much help from its recall-plagued subcompact, the Focus.
Ford is now the company's CEO and the problems continue.
Ford has a long road to hoe before he can restore some of the luster to his great grandfather's company," the center's executive director, Clarence M. Ditlow, said.
consumeraffairs.com /news02/ford_focus.html   (378 words)

 Compare Prices and Read Reviews on 2005 Ford Focus at Epinions.com
The Focus ST like every 2005 Focus has a single, difficult to reach manual control on the front face of the cushion that simultaneously changes the seat's height and tilt (rearward tilt is greatest with the seat in its lowest position).
The exhaust is louder in the Ford, which lends the engine a sportier character and make it feel spunkier than it is. Thankfully it’s not loud enough to be obnoxious, unlike that in the turbo Neon, but some might find its droning while cruising down the road a bit unwelcome.
The Ford Focus has a more playful feel, and its steering is more communicative, while the 3 feels more taut and controlled.
www.epinions.com /content_138486779524   (2399 words)

 Ford Focus
United States Auto Club officials have announced that three racetracks have agreed to host USAC Northeast Ford Focus Series events for the 2005 racing season.
The first three tracks to join the USAC Ford Focus Series family of racetracks are Seekonk Speedway in Massachusetts, Adirondack Speedway and Oswego Speedway in New York State.
Steve Wall, Northeast Focus Series coordinator, said, "Seekonk, Adirondack and Oswego Speedways are all very enthusiastic about the Ford Focus Series coming to New England." Wall continued, "We are looking at 10 cars being built for the series now and are looking forward to more cars being ready for the opener next Spring."
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 Ford :: Focus C-MAX :: Introduction
Your passengers will appreciate the rear sunblinds and privacy glass and the driver benefits from a fold-away child rear observation mirror, sunglasses holder, trip computer, driver's armrest and leather steering wheel.
As with the Focus Zetec, the Focus C-MAX Zetec possesses styling cues for the young at heart.
Focus C-MAX Zetec adds a versatile new dimension to the excellent Focus C-MAX range.
www.ford.co.uk /focuscmax   (239 words)

 Ford Focus Lemon
Ford said on Monday it was recalling about 572,795 Focus vehicles from the 2000 and 2001 model years in North America because of problems with a bolt in the front suspension assembly and improperly installed battery cables that can catch fire on models equipped with Zetec engines.
Ford has sought to burnish its quality image as part of a turnaround effort after posting a $5.45 billion loss last year, and it contends it has now fixed many problems with the Focus.
A spokesman for Ford said the world's No. 2 automaker was aware of the NHTSA investigations and cooperating with safety regulators.
www.mylemon.com /Ford_Focus_News.html   (457 words)

 User friendly: 2005 Ford Focus SES Wagon
The 2005 Ford Focus wagon features refined exterior styling coupled with a smart new interior.
As the nameplate's most versatile model lineup, Focus offers transportation options that range from mild and utilitarian to bold and powerful.
The Focus wagon is equipped with user-friendly adjustments for the driver's seat, a boon for short motorists.
www.startribune.com /211/story/41395.html   (449 words)

 Spied: 2007 Ford Focus - Car News - Car and Driver February 2006   (Site not responding. Last check: )
A rash of prototype sightings around the streets of Detroit suggests that Ford is preparing a new face for the Focus.
However, the European market Focus went up-market with its last redesign and Ford has already confirmed it will not be coming here due to cost related to using the C1 platform.
Whether Ford can keep Focus sales steady by tweaking the design to match the new Ford family look remains to be seen.
www.caranddriver.com /carnews/10702/spied-2007-ford-focus.html   (212 words)

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