John Heinzl from Thursday’s Globe and Mail wrote about the Focus and it’s “Features for the money!” Turns out the Focus is a great deal, and might even be more fun with the money saving standard transmission!!
“It’s practical, affordable, comfortable and well laid out. If those are your criteria, this is a compact you should definitely be looking at…”
“My only regret is that I didn’t get to test the five-speed manual. As much as I enjoyed zipping around in the four-speed automatic, driving the SES with a stick would have been even more fun.”