Ford Focus 2008 Review

The new design shares a family look with Ford’s other cars and comes in four-door sedan and two-door coupe body styles.
The big news is a new Sync entertainment and communications system developed with Microsoft. It provides a hands-free link to cell phones and MP3 players through voice commands.
With 140 horsepower, the Focus has decent power for most needs. It has a standard five-speed manual transmission but you also have an optional four-speed automatic.
Safety features that come standard consist of dual-stage front airbags, torso-protecting, seat-mounted front side airbags, side airbags, tire pressure monitor and child seat.

Ford Focus 2008

The front end is dominated by a two-bar razor-like chrome grille that is flanked by headlights that follow the curve of the hood toward the windshield. The dashboard is dominated by a plastic silver inset that leads into the center console. This is surrounded by black plastic top and bottom. At the base of the center stack is a nice rubberized tray. This area is fairly important because it is where drivers will keep their phones and iPods when they use the Sync system. On top of the dash is cutout that displays trip computer, radio. The instrument panel has two gauges, the speedometer and tachometer and the fuel gauge and water temperature gauge. The front seats are comfortable, with plenty of head and leg room. Thanks to large mirrors and small rear pillars, the driver’s seat affords a good view to all corners.

Ford Focus 2008

The trunk is fairly large, the second row seats fold mostly flat to allow loading long, flat packages.
Standard equipment: AC, cd/mp3 player, split folding rear seat, tilt steering wheel, antitheft system, power windows, locks and mirrors, fog lamps, four-way adjustable driver’s seat, leather-wrapped steering wheel with audio controls, cruise control, Ford Sync system, sport suspension, all-season tires.
Optional: automatic transmission, heated front seats, antilock brakes with traction control, Sirius satellite radio, leather upholstery, Audiophile sound system.
The 2008 Ford Focus offers decent handling and miserly fuel economy. The Ford Sync system offers the latest in entertainment and hands-free communications and technology.

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