New Michelin tires quickly wored out. I really feel that for a new car I should not have to purchase 800 dollars in new tires. The Ford Focus is one of those small cars that's fun to drive even though it doesn't have a high-horsepower engine. Motor mounts shouldn't need replacing after 6 years. Passenger — Measures taken from the dummy indicate a low risk of any significant injuries in a crash of this severity. . The 2010, fully loaded, Ford Focus, is the best car I've ever owned.
The front seat belt buckles are mounted on the seats and the upper anchorages are adjustable. Examples of non-covered items are brake pads, wiper blades and filters. Looks very nice in cream white. A speed assistance system uses a camera and a digital map to recognise the local speed limit and allows the driver to automatically set the speed limiter accordingly. I originally wanted a Fusion but the dealer insisted that I test drive this car and I'm glad I did. The passenger compartment held its shape well. The Ford Focus was introduced in Australia and New Zealand during 2005.
It rides like a bigger car yet holds the turns like a small, sporty car. It wasn't love at first sight, but I love it now. I have owned manual vehicles my entire life and never had a problem with any of them even cars with up to 180k miles until the piece of junk ford. So why can I only give it a partial thumbs-up? I have a moon roof and all the extra's. Ratings are estimated from data on real crashes reported to police in Australia and New Zealand and provide a very high level of confidence. It's been two years since Ford's complete redesign of the Focus, but the fresh styling cues and the fantastic interior are still appealing aspects of the car—though some find the exterior design to be a little bit unconventional. The ability to adjust the sound from default settings after a battery failure is gone.
I find this to be a great safety feature. A 5-speed manual transmission is standard on both models and a 4-speed automatic is available. The seats are very comfortable and overall, it's just a nice car. It gets good gas mileage, it has comfortable seats and its interior lighting looks great. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration rates vehicles of all makes and models to determine their crash and rollover safety. The front passenger airbag can be disabled to allow a rearward-facing child restraint to be used in that seating position.
The four cylander engine is great for gas mileage, but it has the pickup of an 8 cylander. Pre-tensioners are fitted to the front seat belts to reduce slack in the event of a crash. Pedestrian Auto Emergency Braking is a vehicle safety technology has the potential to prevent a crash or reduce the impact speed of a crash. A freshening didn't hide the fact this was a nine-year-old design. That said, the vehicle provides a lot of traction and there are a lot of hills in San Francisco, sometimes quite wet. Despite its age, the platform has proven to be a capable performer in the past for Ford, although there have been some complaints that the car could be sportier.
What it does well is fit into its designated role as a comfortable commuter thanks to its soft ride and high fuel economy. These seat belts also have load limiters. The autonomous emergency braking system performed well or adequately in all tests of its pedestrian and cyclist detection, in daylight and low-light conditions. The well-reviewed Focus interior is also back this year, and with details like sculpted rings surrounding the instrumentation, there has been praise for both its layout and detail. I love the racing type gauges in the cluster and the center instrument stack is beautiful, especially at night. G Important: Frontal crash test ratings should be compared only among vehicles of similar weight. The New Zealand Focus has intelligent seat belt reminders for both front seats.
Electronic stability control and emergency brake assist are now standard or optional on all Australian variants and are standard in New Zealand. This feature could work for golfers or other athletes with oddly shaped gear, but it probably won't help those with bulky luggage. Power and Associates and is protected by U. Like last year's Focus, the 2010 Ford Focus is pleasant and quiet on the inside—a big improvement from the last generation of Focus, which could be a little noisy. The ride is really smooth. Injury measures Driver — Measures taken from the dummy indicate a low risk of any significant injuries in a crash of this severity.
Following a redesign in 2008 and significant changes in 2009, the Ford Focus heads into 2010 with few updates, though safety features have been enhanced with anti-lock brakes and Ford's Advance Trac with electronic stability control. Curtain airbags are designed to protect the driver's and front seat passenger's heads in a side impact crash. Power and Associates® is a registered trademark of J. The trunk it roomy and has split seats. Australasian models have 2 or 2. This will be my commuter car and one day my future children's car. Dummy readings indicated good protection of the knees and femurs of both driver and passenger dummy.