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"Wow, how'd you do that..?"
In other words, "Just give us the same cars you build and sell in Europe Dammit!"
The Ford Focus of the past few years was not a bad car, (to rent that is), but now after streamlining and doing their homework, American car companies are beating themselves at their own game, hence the 2012 Ford Focus.
Ford has not only made a good small car, it has made a great small car. Hell, even I would be proud to own one, and that is indeed saying a lot.!
The car is not only nice to look at and be seen in, but it is also great fun to drive, handles like a dream, full of options, frugal with fuel, and has one of the best interior designs, and fit and finishes that I have ever seen in a small car. You can also have your choice between a sedan and a hatchback.
bump-bump, bump-bump, bump-bump.....!
The engine is direct injected, quiet and pulls strong for such a small displacement. It is high revving and moves the little Ford around with authority. The handling is on par with some of the best small cars from Europe. It's extremely tossable and neutral, even on rough surfaces. Our only problem with the car is the dual clutch automated 6 speed transmission. It seems sluggish when rolling to a stop and then as you depress the gas pedal, it studders. Though the tranny is quiet, it can be rather abrupt. Something about it makes the car feel like it's going to stop. The studder happened twice in our tester but it did not shut off. (We did some research and found out that it was normal and just something that took some getting used to It did regain it's composure after we got rolling again. The automatic/manumatic can also be shifted via thumb shifter and the car can also be had with a great five speed manual.
An absolutely wonderful interior...!
The Promise of a new Day..!!
We thank you for checking out May 2012's monthly auto Review and we invite you to leave your comments. This is Dre' at autoFrenzy.net reminding you to keep your hands on the wheel and your feet on the gas... Deuces..!!